Amelia rises to the top of baby names

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Amelia and Oliver were the number one names given to babies in Lancashire in 2013, according to a new report.

The list, compiled by Bounty Parenting Club, also showed that Lily, Ruby and Grace were among the most 
popular names given to baby girls in Lancashire, bucking national baby naming trends for 2013.

For boys, the names Jacob, Oscar and Oliver proved more popular with Lancashire parents than the rest of the UK.

Nationally, the study of more than 370,000 names unveiled Joey, Teddy, Ivy and Violet as “ones to watch” in 2014, after they rose in 
popularity the most in the past year.

However, Maisy, Kayla, 
Isabel, Olly and Callum were the names fast falling from favour among parents.

Lisa Penney, spokesman for Bounty, said: “Year after year we see new parents influenced by popular culture.

“The rising fame of Joey Essex no doubt influenced this year’s highest climbing name, which leaped a massive 68 places, breaking into the boys’ top 100 at number 86.

“The names celebrities choose for their babies also has an effect on trends. Ivy was the fastest rising girls’ name in the past year, most likely triggered by Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby daughter, Blue Ivy.”