Rarest baby names in Britain revealed, according to Mumsnet

Each of them was registered just three times last year

Olivia Petter
Saturday 30 September 2017 10:49 BST
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If you fancy yourself as a bit of a kook, these are the baby names for you.

After a recent list published by the office of national statistics revealed Britain’s most popular baby names (Oliver and Olivia, in case you’re wondering), expecting parents with a penchant for subversion were left pondering a crucial existential question: how can we protect ourselves against the mainstream?

Thankfully, a Mumsnet post has revealed some of the most unpopular names, with each of them being registered just three times in 2016.

The list will undoubtedly come in handy for parents whose greatest fear is having their “super original” baby name snatched by some other eccentric couple.

Prepare your child for a lifetime of mispronunciation with Agape, Tadgh or Noam.

Or, you could set them up to be the next great inventor/religious leader/child prodigy by naming them Onyx, Oracle or Marvellous (yes, there really are three “Marvellous” little one-year-olds in Britain, watch out Elon Musk).

For those seeking something even more off-the-beaten-track, consider Oswin, Sondos and Ajax.

It seems that when it comes to choosing names for your children, there are no rules.

With many parents feeling inspired by cultural phenomenons (a number of Game of Thrones characters made it onto the most popular list), it’s only a matter of time until avant-garde parents start naming their kids after their favourite chocolate bars in a bid to pass them off as "deeply meaningful" words.

Imagine: baby Butterfinger, cute Kit Kat and adorable Aero.

The possibilities are literally as endless as the contents of a sweet shop.

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