Royal baby follows in the footsteps of 10 Notts parents

The Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with her newborn daughter The Princess of Cambridge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 2, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with her newborn daughter The Princess of Cambridge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 2, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have followed in the footsteps of 10 Nottinghamshire parents who named their child Charlotte in the last year.

The County Council is the registration authority for the county, which includes the registration of baby names, and offers residents the chance to celebrate the birth of their child through a naming ceremony.

Ten babies were given the name Charlotte in the county in the last 12 months along with 65 girls being named Elizabeth as a middle name over the same period.

Helen Scaman from the Council’s Registration service, said: “Charlotte is a popular traditional name and we are expecting more parents to be inspired by William and Catherine’s choice of name for their new baby in the coming months.

“We are finding Elizabeth an increasingly popular choice as a girl’s middle name, which could be due to changing fashions as well more couples honouring a grandmother or another relative with the same name as the Royal couple have done.”

The Council offers naming ceremonies to welcome new babies and older children into the family – a great alternative to a traditional christening.

Naming ceremonies are a real celebration and unique opportunity for everyone to feel involved as they promise love and support to the child and their parents.

For more information on the Council’s Registration service by calling 0300 500 80 80 or visiting its website on www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

The top ten names for boys and girls in the county in the last year are as follows:

Girl’s names:

1. Olivia

2. Amelia

3. Ava

4. Emily

5. Isla

6. Poppy

7. Mia

8. Ruby

9. Scarlett

10. Evie/Lily (joint)

Boy’s names:

1. Oliver

2. Jack

3. Jacob

4. Charlie

5. Harry

6. Noah

7. Alfie

8. Oscar

9. George

10. Thomas