Instagrambabies: the newest trend for parents
Instagrambabies: the newest trend for parents

Instagrambabies: Parents are naming their children after Instagram filters

There has been a rise in babies named Lux, Ludwig, Amaro, Reyes, Hudson, Kelvin, Juno, Valencia and Willow 

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Wednesday 02 December 2015 09:27

As Olivia and Muhammed are revealed as the most popular baby names of 2015, research has shown a new trend emerging for parents choosing names for their newborns: Instagrambabies.

The BabyCentre, which compiles the information on popular baby names each year, has discovered a rise in parents naming their babies after Instagram filters.

Apparently the name Lux – known to Instagram users as the photo-editing tool – is up 75 per cent on the BabyCentre’s list of boys’ names, and a little on the list of girls’ names.

Filter name Ludwig has leaped 42 per cent in popularity, Amaro by 26 per cent, Reyes by 10 per cent, Hudson by four per cent and Kelvin by three per cent.

For girls, filter name Juno rose in popularity by 30 per cent, while Valencia rose by 26 per cent and Willow by 13 per cent.

But there are some Instagram filter names that have dropped in popularity, namely Sierra, Walden and Lark. And some, like Mayfair, Sutro, Rise and Brannan, didn’t even get a mention.

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