Charlotte retains crown as top girls’ name

Nicola KalmarBroome Advertiser

Broome bub Charlotte Pearson was part of a nationwide trend when her name was voted the most popular of 2016.

Parenting resource website BabyCenter Australia recently unveiled its top 100 baby names from last year, with Charlotte in the top spot for a second year in a row, while Oliver was again highlighted as the most popular boy’s name.

While data analysts pointed to the royal arrival of Princess Charlotte playing a role in parents’ decision making, Broome mum Mia Pearson said she had settled on the name three years ago when she was pregnant with her first child.

But after learning she was expecting a boy, Mrs Pearson bookmarked the moniker for the future.

“When (husband Adam and I) were pregnant with (now three-year-old) Noah, we thought we were having a girl and Charlotte was the only name that we both thought was really strong and we loved it and it’s quite traditional,” she said. “It always felt like our name ... so if we were ever going to have a girl, it was always going to be Charlotte.”

Charlotte made her grand entrance into the world on December 21, weighing 3.22kg.

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