Welwyn Hatfield's most popular baby names revealed

PUBLISHED: 15:46 24 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:51 24 February 2016

Most popular baby names for Welwyn Hatfield revealed

Most popular baby names for Welwyn Hatfield revealed

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The Office for National Statistics has revealed Welwyn Hatfield's most popular baby names

Jack is the most popular name for baby boys recorded at the registration office in Hatfield over the past year, and Olivia is the most popular name for baby girls.

Runners up were Charlie, Harry, Alfie and George for boys, and Emily, Poppy, Amelia and Sophie for girls.

Last year the Office for National Statistics reported that a large number of parents across the UK were naming their children after their favourite characters from Game of Thrones.

Arya was the most popular name from the fantasy series, but there were also babies named Khaleesi, Daenerys and Sansa.

In Hertfordshire, however, parents have gone down a more traditional route, with Jack and Amelia the most popular names across the county.

Chris Hayward, Cabinet Member for the Registration Service, said: “Every year, I’m fascinated to see what names are chosen. I expected to see a revival of the name Charlotte, following the birth of the royal baby last May, but this doesn’t seem to have happened.

“Whatever choice parents make, they can celebrate the birth and naming of their child at a Civil Naming Ceremony organised by Hertfordshire County Council’s Registration Service.

“It is an ideal way for parents to formally name their child and welcome them into the family.”

When registering your baby, you can also find out about your local children’s centre. The centres provide support and advice to mums with children up to the age of five and run all kinds of activities and events.

For more information on civil namings visit www.hertsdirect.org/registrars or to register at your local children’s centre visit www.hertsdirect.org/childrenscentres

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