Hottest Baby Name Trends of 2010

Hottest Baby Name Trends of 2010

Alejandra Valera
Jan 7, 2010

What do Louise, Frank, Vincent, Gus and Edward have in common? They are all included in Nameberry's "Hottest Baby Name Trends of 2010" list.

Compiled by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, founders of, the list discusses where baby names are headed in 2010.

Among the naming trends are:

• Economical Names - Shorter, monosyllabic names like Joe, Hal and Max.
• Retro Names - Think of traditional "grandmother/father" names and you get idea: Florence, Josephine, Walter and Raymond.
• The L Word - Names with two L sounds: Lola, Delilah and Lulu
• The X Factor - Possibly brought on by the Jolie-Pitt clan, names with the letter X will be in fashion: Dexter, Rex, Felix

What trends are you seeing? Which one do you wish would just go away?

For more trends and ideas on what to name your child, visit Nameberry's Web site.

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