These days babies are called all kind of crazy things. The Baby Channel took a look at some of the most popular names and unusual names that tar being given to children.
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Zoe Cummings: Now imagine, calling your child Armani, Loreal, or Bambie. One of the new survey from Bounty has discovered that more and more parents are opting the ever stranger names when it comes to naming your child. Simon Williamson from Bounty and Catherine O'Dolan, the Editor of Junior Magazine have joined us here to talk about it. Thank you very much for joining us. Now Simon, how surprised were you by the results of the survey? Simon Williamson: Well, quite surprised in that, it's a reasonable departure from what we have in the year before, moving to these unusual names is something we've seen in the States, but in the UK it's not doing pretty as well. Zoe Cummings: Now what's the craziest name you came across? Simon Williamson: Well, that's a personal thing really I guess. Levis by unusual, Finsley, I mean they have named after a place the baby is conceived, that kind of thing. Zoe Cummings: What is a Levi - biblical name to start? Simon Williamson: It is yes, and it maybe named after that another, maybe it named was after the jeans. Zoe Cummings: Well Catherine, what do you make about to this? Why do you think it is that parents are all putting the stranger names? Catherine O'Dolan: I think it's very much a sign of the times and also the whole kind of celebrity thing that started perhaps with Victoria and David Beckham, 'Blame it on the Beckhams' yet again with Brooklyn and forget about what Cruise, is the latest, isn't it, but you know they kind of forget I guess that they are actually just Dave and Vicky themselves so you know I think everybody thinks why not give my child an extra exotic name and lend a bit of glamor into our lives that stays. Zoe Cummings: But you yourself didn't go to that. Did you? Catherine O'Dolan: I've opted for a very, very simple traditional name Joseph, Joseph Patrick, that kind of showing his Irish heritage as well and you know, it's just a name that we like to have personally, I wouldn't really want them to be a little Armani, I don't think. Zoe Cummings: Simon, when you were doing it, what reasons did people give for deciding to choose unusual names for children? Simon Williamson: Well, we naturally asked that specifically, but in terms we have given it some thoughts since then. One of the things that happened in the last twelve years, the average age of the first time mom is gone up from 25 and a half to 28 and a half. So, they are more confident and that they might mean that they are more prepared to go beyond the traditional. And also we are finding that naming ceremonies now one of which we promote a not necessarily religious, so that means you'll not under the same kind of pressure that you might had been in the past when people to be named after the saints. So there is two good reasons and there is no brothers as well. I think that's the two possible reasons to why people are brighter generally. Zoe Cummings: Catherine, as editor of a children, baby magazine, what do you find in your facts of these strange names that happen on children? Catherine O'Dolan: Well, I suppose that'd be worry for some parents that a name like that might actually be the cause of bullying or teasing and so on. In fact, I saw an interesting piece on the new website which was started by Mr. Joe. His parents obviously decided to give him an interesting Christian name, Digby Milo but he started his website called "I hate my name". So that's for anyone else who feels that parents have given them a ridiculous name and they really want someone else to sort of sympathize and emphasize with them, a life of taking the mickey out of your name. Zoe Cummings: Simon, is it common that people who said that they hate their name, they have given or do people say it is an incentive? Simon Williamson: You mean unusual name? Zoe Cummings: Yeah. Simon Williamson: We actually find out that people either prefer the name more or less than the norm. So, like it was a cold-blooded hated response to that, but generally, most pe