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The Trendiest Letter In Baby Names Is…

Can you guess what the new baby naming trend is based on this photo?

Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I come up with names for my unborn or never-to-be born children. I don’t know if I’m done having kids but I keep coming up with names anyway. It’s soothing, and better than counting sheep.

The first- and middle-name combos change from month to month, year to year.

For the longest time, before my daughter Violet was born, I was certain her name would be Blue. Or Bleu. I wasn’t sure. Mind you, this was before Blue Ivy Carter’s worldwide debut. Alas, my husband was relentless about Bleu Cheese and so eventually Violet was introduced to the mix and Blue/Bleu fell by the wayside.

I generally try to avoid trends, tending toward classic names that have been around forever, but then even the classics can be considered trendy as seems to be the case after naming my first son Henry. You can’t throw a stone without hitting a Henry these days, celeb kid or otherwise. But that’s OK. Names cycle in and out, so as long as you name your kid something you really like that doesn’t sound too much like a body part or bodily function you’re ahead of the game.

The latest trend in baby names involves the last letter of the name. As the Huffington Post reports, names that end with the letter ‘O’ are all the rage.

The only downside about names ending in the letter O, according to Nameberry, is that there are more choices for boys than girls.

Boys:

Milo

Arlo

Hugo

Laszlo

Rocco

Nico

Orlando

Otto

Theo

The article doesn’t list many girl names aside from Marlo and Juno, so I did a little research and came up with a few more.

Girls:

Marlo

Clio/Cleo

Juno

Coco

Dido

Margo

Harlo

Indigo

I also think Arlo is cute for a girl, as well. Can you think of any more names ending in ‘O’ that you really like?

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