Recent Names and Trends from the British Telegraph Birth Announcements

Here are some recent names and trends from recent birth announcements in the British Telegraph. Which ones are your favorites?

Lots of [name]Arthur[/name], [name]Harry[/name], [name]Charles[/name], and [name]Edward[/name]:

[name]Arthur[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Maurice[/name]
[name]Arthur[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Everard[/name]
[name]Ted[/name] [name]Arthur[/name] [name]Brian[/name]
[name]Arthur[/name] [name]Robert[/name]
[name]Arthur[/name] Spear [name]John[/name]
[name]Harry[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]John[/name]
[name]Harry[/name] [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Albert[/name]
[name]Harry[/name] [name]Holland[/name]
[name]Harry[/name] [name]Douglas[/name] [name]John[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Tristram[/name] [name]Albert[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Anthony[/name] [name]Otto[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Ludwig[/name] [name]Langton[/name]
[name]Harvey[/name] [name]Charles[/name] Wake Hedworth
[name]Douglas[/name] [name]Charles[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] Chenevix
[name]Anselm[/name] [name]Charles[/name] [name]Fitzwilliam[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Robert[/name] Dashwood
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Lewis[/name] [name]Julius[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]
[name]Willoughby[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]James[/name] [name]Ranald[/name] [name]Edward[/name]
[name]Noah[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Paul[/name]
[name]Percy[/name] [name]Edward[/name]

A few [name]Archie[/name], [name]Benedict[/name], and [name]Conrad[/name]:

[name]Archie[/name] [name]Scout[/name]
[name]Archie[/name] [name]Robert[/name]
[name]Benedict[/name] [name]George[/name] [name]Rupert[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Benedict[/name]
[name]Benedict[/name] [name]Christian[/name] Hanslip
[name]Conrad[/name] [name]Nicholas[/name] Oppenheim
[name]Conrad[/name] [name]Ernest[/name]

Classic British Style:

3 Names:

[name]Humphrey[/name] [name]John[/name] [name]Sidney[/name]
[name]Bertie[/name] Pepys [name]Willie[/name]
[name]Ivo[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Ninian[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Jack[/name] [name]Richard[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Robert[/name] [name]Thomas[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]John[/name] [name]Hunter[/name]
[name]Wilfred[/name] [name]Alec[/name] [name]Ferrand[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]Raffaele[/name] [name]Vittorio[/name]
[name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Rafael[/name]
[name]Egan[/name] [name]David[/name] [name]Reid[/name]
[name]Hector[/name] [name]Dashiell[/name] Camac
[name]Rex[/name] [name]James[/name] Lartigue
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]Ignatius[/name]
[name]Alexander[/name] [name]Ramsay[/name] [name]Stewart[/name]
[name]Archibald[/name] [name]Nicholas[/name] [name]Christopher[/name]
[name]Mervyn[/name] [name]James[/name] Glassbrook
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]Stuart[/name] [name]George[/name]
[name]Stanley[/name] [name]William[/name] Eyre
[name]Wilfred[/name] [name]Piers[/name] [name]John[/name]
[name]Elliot[/name] [name]George[/name] Dawnay
[name]Ranulph[/name] [name]Alec[/name] [name]Valentino[/name]

2 Names:

[name]Thomas[/name] [name]Bertie[/name]
[name]Ernest[/name] [name]Merlin[/name]
[name]Wilfred[/name] [name]Daniel[/name]
[name]Noah[/name] [name]Samuel[/name]
[name]Markus[/name] Holms
[name]Ralph[/name] [name]Cosmo[/name]
[name]Blake[/name] [name]Laurent[/name]
[name]James[/name] Deo
[name]Alfred[/name] [name]Jack[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name] Bladen

A couple that stood out for me…

[name]Anselm[/name] [name]Charles[/name] [name]Fitzwilliam[/name]
[name]Ivo[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Ninian[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]Ignatius[/name]
[name]Alfred[/name] [name]Jack[/name]

My favourites are:
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Tristram[/name] [name]Albert[/name] (I love [name]Tristram[/name]!)
[name]Anselm[/name] [name]Charles[/name] [name]Fitzwilliam[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Benedict[/name] (I like the “straight out of a history book” feel I get from this)
[name]Conrad[/name] [name]Ernest[/name] (love [name]Ernest[/name]!)
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]Stewart[/name] [name]George[/name]
[name]Blake[/name] [name]Laurent[/name]

There were definitely less on this list where I liked the whole combo. There are many nice individual names, though.

I generally like the ones that sound historic too. I think I should have included [name]Wilfred[/name] as one that is showing up more frequently too. My favorites are:

[name]Charles[/name] [name]Tristram[/name] [name]Albert[/name] - love [name]Tristram[/name]
[name]Anselm[/name] [name]Charles[/name] [name]Fitzwilliam[/name] - like [name]Anselm[/name] and with the [name]Fitzwilliam[/name], this sounds like a [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name] name
[name]Willoughby[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]James[/name] - I’m starting to like [name]Willoughby[/name] as as way to get to [name]Will[/name]
[name]James[/name] [name]Ranald[/name] [name]Edward[/name] - [name]Ranald[/name] makes this name to me
[name]Benedict[/name] [name]Christian[/name] Hanslip - I really like [name]Benedict[/name] nn [name]Ben[/name], but I’m not sure how useable it is in the US
[name]Ivo[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Ninian[/name] - although [name]Ivo[/name] is not one of my faves, I love this combination
[name]Wilfred[/name] [name]Alec[/name] [name]Ferrand[/name] - [name]Wilfred[/name] nn [name]Fred[/name] is growing on me and I love this combination
[name]Ranulph[/name] [name]Alec[/name] [name]Valentino[/name] - [name]Ranulph[/name] is a great British history name
[name]Wilfred[/name] [name]Piers[/name] [name]John[/name] - See love for [name]Wilfred[/name] above-- [name]Piers[/name] brings the history to this name
[name]Hector[/name] [name]Dashiell[/name] Camac - The classical [name]Hector[/name] is growing on me and I like this combined with [name]Dashiell[/name]
[name]Ralph[/name] [name]Cosmo[/name] - love this combination - very cool
[name]James[/name] Deo - I like Deo as a mn, it makes this combination pop

I really like these, and even [name]LOVE[/name] some totally and completely:

[name]Charles[/name] [name]Tristram[/name] [name]Albert[/name] - Yay for [name]Tristram[/name]!
[name]Anselm[/name] [name]Charles[/name] [name]Fitzwilliam[/name] - …and for [name]Anselm[/name]
[name]Archie[/name] [name]Scout[/name] - Very very cute
[name]Conrad[/name] [name]Ernest[/name]
[name]Bertie[/name] Pepys [name]Willie[/name] -I laighed out loud when I read this, but it’s totally growing on me. If I ever have a son…
[name]Ivo[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] Ninia - [name]Ivo[/name]! Ninia!
[name]Wilfred[/name] [name]Alec[/name] [name]Ferrand[/name]
[name]Hector[/name] [name]Dashiell[/name] Camac - [name]Love[/name] this! [name]Hector[/name] and [name]Dashiell[/name] brought together…
[name]Rex[/name] [name]James[/name] Lartigue
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] [name]Ignatius[/name]
[name]Wilfred[/name] [name]Piers[/name] [name]John[/name]
[name]Elliot[/name] [name]George[/name] Dawnay
[name]Ernest[/name] [name]Merlin[/name]