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  • Popular Baby Names for 2012

    Thinking of a name for your baby? We round up some of the ones predicted to be a hit this year.
    by Jazer Basan .
  • American-influenced names are seen to come by less with the entry of other foreign names such as Ichiro (Japanese), Feevrier (French) and Soairse ((pronounced seer-sha, Irish). Common names also got a new look, like Denyz for Dennis, Zander for Alexander, Eiron for Aaron, Eireen/Iryn for Irene, and Micayla for Michaella. 34-year-old Yna Alex, who is due to give birth in July, predicts that the selection of names will be greatly influenced as well by the Chinese zodiac, 2012 being the Year of the Dragon.

    On nicknames, gone are the era of "forever young" staples such as Baby, Boy, Girlie, Totoy or Nene, the "edibles" like Apple, Cherry and other Pies, and repetitions like Jay-jay, Ning-ning and Bong-bong. These have given way to initials like JT for Juancho Timothy, AJ for Arkin Joachim, and JAG for Juanito Antonio Gabriel. Though initials are more appropriate for boys, girls’ nicknames are derived from their first names, on the other hand, such as Adie for Nadine, Jassy for Jaslene and Izzy for Isabella.

    Young mom-to-be Pat Tria chose to stick to her baby's 1st name Cloud for his nickname. "This way, it will be easy for everyone to remember. In school, teachers and classmates call each other by their first names; Cloud wouldn't have to go through the trouble of answering to many names since his is unique." New nicks that will soon make their way into baby books Include Ryu, Aiah, Ish, Ysab, Gab, Rei, Zayn and Cer (pronounced "Sir", for Ceres).

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    The following baby names, sourced from over a hundred respondents* (mostly to give birth this year), are said to be the most popular names in 2012.

    First names for BOYS:

    Aedan

    Aandrei

    Anton/Antonio 

    Arkin

    Ashton 

    Brave

    Caleb

    Caeden

    Chrysler

    Clark

    Cloud

    Cyrus

    Denyz

    Diandre

    Diego

    Draco

    Elijah

    Eljin

    Enzo

    Ethan

    Gabriel

    Gabrian

    Gad

    Gyan

    Hugo

    Hunter

    Ichiro

    Inigo

    Jacob/Jake

    James

    Jeff

    Jermaine

    Jerome 

    Joaquin

    Jacob/Jakob

    Joeven

    John/Johann

    Jose/Josef 

    Juancho/Juan

    Julian

    Karl

    Keenan 

    Kevin

    Kris

    Kurt

    Keiichi 

    Kyle 

    Lance 

    Lauren

    Lemuel 

    Liam

    Lorenzo

    Louis/Luis

    Lucas

    Marek

    Mark/Marcus

    Mateo

    Matteo

    Mckyro

    Miguel/Migs

    Nathan/Nathaniel/Nate

    Nealon 

    Nikko 

    Paul

    Pio

    Rafael

    Raven

    Roarke

    Rodrigo

    Rouvin 

    Samuel

    Sarkie

    Santino

    Sean

    Sebastian

    Seth

    Tyler

    Uriel

    Xian

    Yoseff 

    Zach/Zachary

    Zander 

    Zion 

     

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