Baby names inspired by Netflix's Bridgerton rising in popularity, experts say – Daily Record

Get in the carriage, it’s almost time for Bridgerton Season 3. And there’s many baby names to chose from.
Baby names inspired by Netflix's popular series Bridgeton are soaring in popular, according to experts.
Choosing a baby name can tricky and with so many to choose from, soon-to-be-parents often turn to their favourite books, films, and Netflix series for inspiration.
Nursery retailer Kiddies Kingdom have analysed two years of Office for National Statistics data to reveal the UK’s most popular Bridgerton-inspired baby names.
Using the most recent data available to the public, Bridgerton-themed baby names used before the hit Netflix show began in 2020 and the difference in 2021 were analysed. According to the retailer, the data revealed which names used in the series have had the most influence on a generation of Bridgerton-inspired babies.
It comes as Bridgeton is set to make its long-awaited return to our screens with season three airing on the streaming-platform on May 16 for Part 1, whilPart 2 will air a month later on June 13.
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Daphne Basset is the fourth Bridgerton child and the eldest daughter. She was the heroine of the first season and won the hearts of viewers through her romantic endeavours with the man of the moment, Simon Basset.
The name Daphne comes from Greek mythology, meaning “laurel tree." It originated from the story of Daphne, who was the daughter of a river god called Peneus. The story goes that Peneus saved Daphne from Apollo’s romantic obsession by turning her into a laurel tree.
Eloise Bridgerton, the fifth Bridgerton child, is an intelligent, bold, and rebellious character who is not interested in the debutante lifestyle.
It is unsurprising that Eloise has grown in popularity by 27 percent. Since Bridgerton began, the number of Eloise babies has gone from 386 to 492, showing the Bridgerton effect on this adorable name.
Eloise is a name of German origin meaning “famous warrior,” but it also derives from the French name Heloise.
Colin Bridgerton is the third Bridgerton child, best known as the love interest of Penelope Featherington, Colin’s sister Eloise’s best friend.
Many fans are looking forward to seeing Colin and Penelope in the next series and to, hopefully, wee their friendship blossom into romance.
The name Colin has two origins in both Gaelic and Old French. Colin is an anglicised version of the traditional Old Irish and Scottish Gaelic names Cuilen and Cailen, which mean “cub” or "whelp." In Old French, Colin is a diminutive of Col and a shortened Nicholas, which means “victory of the people.”
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Kirsty Carroll, parenting expert at Kiddies Kingdom, suggested the first thing you should do is consider whether or not you – or your partner – prefer commonly used names or something more on the unique side.
She explains: "From there, you can begin to take inspiration from things around you. Parents expecting babies during spring who are looking for different inspiration can also look to popular culture and existing family traditions to find a name they like.
"Favourite TV characters, names of meaningful places, or even names influenced by beloved family members are great options."
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