Baby name predictions for 2013: from Jessica to Juno

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Conventional to celebrity-inspired, you should know these naming trends this year

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Whether you go for traditional or quirky, coming up with a name for your baby is one of the biggest decisions you'll make for your newborn. We've researched some of the big trend predictions for the upcoming year. Here's a rundown from the weird and wonderful to the classic and conventional.

Baby names are often heavily influenced by pop culture. Last year, Kate, William and Harry all had a royal revival. There was also a rise of Edwards, Jacobs and Bellas thanks to the Twilight series of books and films.

The London 2012 Olympics are expected to have a big impact with parents naming their children after medal-winning Olympians such as Jessica Ennis, Ellie Simmonds and Bradley Wiggins.

Stemming from the Olympian theme, another trend could be ancient Greek and Roman names. According to experts choices we'll be hearing more of include Augustus and Atticus, Persephone and Athena, Juno and Julius, Thor and Maeve.

A theme that all us Brits can relate to is weather referencing names: Winter, Rainy and Frost are becoming more popular; as are Scandinavian names such as Liv, Magnus, Lars, Astrid and Kai: the name of the the Rooneys' first baby!

Vintage nicknames and granny-and-grandad names such as Evie, Molly, Ivy, Hank and Alfie have been on the rise for the last few years. Lily Allen named her daughter Ethel and Jack Osbourne named his daughter Pearl.

We wonder what names Kate and Wills have come up with?

Could we be welcoming a baby Prince Thor or Princess Astrid later this year?

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