It seems Meghan isn't just pioneering fashion and beauty trends since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry -- she's become a trendsetter in the parenting world as well!
Meghan, spelled exactly like the future royal, is predicted to be in the running for the top 10 girls names of 2018, according to the popular parenting website Mother & Baby. In 2016, Meghan, with a gh, was the 881st most popular name in 2016 -- with 42 babies sporting the moniker.
But because of the upcoming royal wedding, it's expected to surge in popularity. According to the site, the moniker is of Welsh origin, meaning 'pearl.'
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Banned baby names around the world
Banned baby names around the world
France won't allow a name if the courts agree it will lead to a lifetime of mockery
In France, local birth certificate registrars must inform their local court if they feel a baby name goes against the child's best interests.
The court can then ban the name if it agrees, and will do so especially if it feels the name could lead to a lifetime of mockery.
In general, if the name is deemed to harm the child's well-being or be offensive to a third party, it will not be approved. Other rules include no giving a boy a girl's name or a girl a boy's name, no biblical villains, no naming your child a brand name, no place names, and no last names as first names.
Baby names banned in Switzerland
In Iceland, baby names must align with the linguistic structure and conventional spelling system of Iceland
Unless both parents are foreign, parents in Iceland must submit their child's name to the National Registry within six months of birth. If the name is not on the registry's list of approved names, parents must seek approval of the name with the Icelandic Naming Committee.
About half of the names submittedget rejected for violating Iceland's strict naming requirements. Among these requirements, names must be capable of having Icelandic grammatical endings, may not conflict with the linguistic structure of Iceland, and should be written in accordance with the ordinary rules of Icelandic orthography.
So, for example, if a name contains a letter that does not appear in the Icelandic alphabet (the letters C, Q, and W, for example), the names are banned.
Baby names banned in Iceland
Denmark only allows names from a pre-approved list
The name won't be accepted if it is considered to be a major disadvantage for the person or for other strong reasons.
And you cannot choose a first name that is already registered in Norway's Population Register as a last or middle name (in Norway, middle names are essentially second surnames). The exception is if the name has origins or tradition as a first name in Norway or abroad or has tradition in a culture that does not distinguish between first and last name. So naming your baby one of the most popular last names in Norway, like Hansen or Haugen, would not be allowed.
Baby names banned in Norway
Sweden bans names it considers 'obviously unsuitable' as a first name or offensive
Royal names have continued to rank high on the site's annual list of baby names. In 2017, Harry ranked at number 8 for boys, with George at number 6 and William following at number 11.
This is not the first time the royals have impacted the parenting world. In 2016, George was the third most popular name for boys. Charlotte was 'one of the highest' climbing names that same year, ranking in 12th place after the princess' birth in 2015. Additionally, Elizabeth, a moniker shared both by the queen and Princess Charlotte, rose to 38th place.