These baby names are the most popular in 2017 so far
Friday, 10 February 2017, 3:46PM
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Whether you’re a soon-to-be parent, think you might like to have kids one day or are just interested in social trends, there’s something uniquely fascinating about looking at which baby names are in or out of fashion.
But what will the naming landscape look like in 2100, at the end of this century?
A US developer and designer thinks he has the answer – and, like so many things, he thinks it will lie in technology.
Nate Parrott, who is also a student at Brown University, has created an algorithm that creates names of the future: that is, names that don’t exist yet, but could conceivably be popular in years to come.
Many of the algorithm’s out-there original names sound like characters from a dystopian novel. But if you’re looking for a totally unique baby name, perhaps take inspiration from Parrott’s 30 new names.
Here's the list of what they're calling the "hottest baby names" of 2017 (so far):