It’s been less than a week since the most popular baby names of 2016 were announced, and already the “name experts” (that’s a real job, apparently) have placed their bets on what will top the charts next year.
Yep, before they even got their time in the sun, Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Jackson, Aiden and Lucas are already old news and totally uncool again.
It really is a cut-throat game, this name business.
Their likely successors aren’t exactly as, erm, normal either. (Post continues after audio.)
Thor, Jupiter and Zeus are among those predicted to have the biggest surge in popularity in 2017, as are Persephone, Atlas, Clio, Orion, Morrigan and Pandora.
Persephone. Can we just marinate that thought for a little longer? PERSEPHONE. It sounds like some sort of prescription cough medication.
Oh, and Atlas. How could one forget Atlas?