Will these be the most popular baby names of 2016?

Leave the traditional names at the door, and welcome in the innovative and unusual for the new year.

What's in a name?
What's in a name?

If you’re having a baby in 2016 and want a name as special and unique as your tiny tot, look no further.

Family names of old are out of style, with new parents instead favouring something a little more current.

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Parenting website Baby Centre has made its predictions for the most popular names of 2016 – and there will definitely be some entries on the list that are new to you.

For girls, Baby Centre is predicting Emi as the top name, while for boys it’s Hector.

Harper Lee’s “Go Set A Watchman” has influenced the boys chart, with the entry of Atticus at number two, while Astrid, Beryl and Evangeline have entered the girls’ list.

Take a look at the top 20 names for boys and girls here – would you go for any of these?

Girls:

Emi

Nora

Astrid

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Eden

Marni

Luna

Cleo

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Queenie

Cicely

Beryl

Effie

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Electra

Wren

Evangeline

Delphine

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Virginia

Pixie

Adeline

Christa

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Dottie

Boys:

Hector

Atticus

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Aspen

Otto

Devon

Nelson

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Kit

Alberto

Cairo

Colton

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Huxley

Lawson

Lochlan

Marshall

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Miller

Percy

Ziggy

Stan

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Niles

Monroe