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At the moment it seems like everyone is obsessed with Bridgerton, the new period drama on Netflix.
The romantic eight-part series is based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels and is basically what Gossip Girl would be like if it was set in 1800s high-society London.
From the fashion to the sex and the scandals and of course, the Duke, viewers fell hard and fast for the period drama.
In fact, the Netflix series stormed to number one spot following it’s release with a projected 63 million household tuning in within its first four weeks on the streaming site.
With a show this popular, there’s no doubt we’re about to see a Bridgerton-inspired trend in baby names.
Parenting website Bella Baby has released a list of names they believe could surge in popularity.
“We’ve seen in the last few years that popular Netflix series’ have influenced the trend in baby names for that year and the next,” said a rep from Bella Baby.
“Furthermore, the latest breakout series to hit Netflix (Bridgerton) seems to be following this trend, and we predicted that regency era names, just like those of the characters in the show, will be amongst the most popular this year and next. ‘It’ll be interesting to see how many Daphne’s, Eloise’s and Thompson’s will be running around in a few years time.’”
For parents-to-be who loved the show, here’s a list of Bridgerton-inspired names.
Would you name your little lady Daphne after the lead character in Bridgerton?
Meaning: Strength or exalted one
Meaning: Laurel tree or bay tree, or can mean victory
Meaning: Healthy or warrior
Meaning: From France or free man
Meaning: Tribe woman or white wave
Meaning: Blue larkspur or precious stone
Meaning: Pledged to God
Meaning: From the sea
Meaning: Pig or offering
Meaning: The unknown
Meaning: Priceless one
Meaning: Title of nobility
Origin: English and Scottish
Meaning: Habitational name from Hastings, a place in Sussex
Meaning: Pledge of peace
Meaning: Loaf keeper
Meaning: Dark haired
Meaning: Olive tree
Meaning: Intelligence or chief leader
Meaning: Counsel or power
Meaning: The listener
Meaning: Son of Tom
Meaning: Resolute protection
The Duke of Hastings is just one of the many reasons why we love this show.