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Huge spike in the number of parents naming their children Corbyn

There has been a huge spike in the number of children been named Corbyn as expectant parents eschew celebrities for politicians.

Following years of baby names inspired by the Beckhams and Kardashians it seems new parents are ‘electing’ to name their children after politicians – with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend.

After the Labour leader’s post-General Election popularity surge, over half of parents are now considering using the name Corbyn for their next child.

The name has already soared 50 per cent in popularity between 2014 and 2015 – the last year naming data is available for – but is set to see an even sharper rise over the next 12 months.

The study found more than a quarter of parents are now inspired by politicians when choosing a name for their baby.

And four in ten claim May is a definite option, although only four per cent intend to call their new-born Theresa.

Cameron is the next most popular name, liked by a third of parents, followed by Jeremy, enjoying fresh popularity with 15 per cent of families.

However, only five per cent will consider naming their baby Boris or Diane, six per cent Donald and just one per cent believe Nigel will become a fashionable name again.

Nicola is becoming a more popular name in Scotland, with 13 per cent of mums and dads claiming they would use the name, compared to 12 per cent of parents choosing Leanne in Wales.

Siobhan Freegard, founder of ChannelMum.com said: “What’s in a name? Well rather a lot.

“Names reflect both changing fashions and our changing society, such as the rise in use of many beautiful Muslim names.

“With 70 per cent of families believing their child is judged on their name, a vast amount of love, care and attention is poured into picking the right moniker

“Corbyn is the stand-out naming trend this year and a strong name encompassing both the surname as first name and political name trend.

‘’We expect to see lots of babies conceived at Glastonbury or over the election period named after the Labour leader.

“But remember a week is a long time in politics and your child will have to have that name for a lifetime, so make sure you are sure before naming them after any politician.”

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