Researchers found a growing number of parents appeared to have ditched traditional names in favour of the more bizarre monikers such as Shy, Unity and Bean.
The survey, for a parenting group, found that more than one in three parents now claimed their child had an unusual name. Experts said many new parents were being influenced by celebrities who had given their children more unusual names.
But they warned parents to “think very carefully” before embarking on unusual names because it could affect their child’s psychology.
The poll found three quarters of people who had given their child a traditional name believed more alternative parents were paving the way for their child to be bullied.
They added that those who had chosen more wacky names were selfish and not thinking of their child.
The “Most Unusual Names of the Decade” list, published on Tuesday, was compiled by Bounty Parenting Club, a parent organisation after it attempted to discover how many had tried to give their baby an unusual name
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