THEY say there’s never a perfect time to have a baby – but if your name is Emma, Laura or Sarah, then 2021 might just be your year.
At the end of last year, the Official of National Statistics revealed that the average age a woman becomes a mother in the UK is now 30 years old.
If your name is Emma, Laura or Sarah, then 2021 might be the year you become a mumCredit: Getty – Contributor
In other words, the majority of first-time mums this year will have been born in the year 1990.
So in order to figure out the names of women most likely to become mums this year, we looked back at the most popular baby girl names from 30 years ago.
At the start of the 1990s, Emma was the most popular girls name in England and Scotland.
Meanwhile, the names Laura, Sarah, Stephanie and Kirsty also made the Top Five that year.
Top 20 names of women likely to have a baby in 2021:
What’s more, Rebecca, Rachel, and Samantha appeared in the Top 20 too – and were also included in the top most popular names between 1984-1994.
Although Emma is no longer the UK’s most popular name, it did feature in BabyCentre‘s top 100 baby names for 2020 – along with Sophia, Olivia and Amelia.
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