Whether you opt for a classic or embrace something modern, naming a baby is one of the most important decisions new parents make.
New data from the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages has revealed that parents favoured more classic names in 2020.
Oliver is still the leading name for boys, followed by Noah and William. The trio’s top-three status has remained unchanged for the past five years in NSW.
Amelia took out the girls’ top spot ahead of Olivia, while Charlotte was bumped down to third place after being most favoured for the past three years running.
Kenthurst couple Angela and Roberto were among the parents-to-be trying to decide which name would best suit their baby boy.
“We had no idea that Oliver was going to be the most popular boys name of 2020 but it was definitely high on our list,” new mother Angela said.
“We wanted more of an Italian influence to bring in Roberto’s culture, so we decided ‘Leo Charlie Gennari’ was the name for us.
“Charlie was my father’s name and we wanted to keep it in the family.
“Leo’s name is a perfect mix of both our families and cultures.”
Baby Leo was born at Westmead Hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, January 27. Both he and Angela are doing well.
Although not quite the most common name on the list, Leo was the fourth most popular boys’ name of 2020, and also the fastest mover in the top 10 for boys over the past decade– jumping 61 spots up the rankings.
“Choosing a name is hard but we definitely made the right decision,” Roberto said.
Did your baby’s name make the list? Check out the top 10 boys and girls name here!