Parents opt for classic names

WHAT'S IN A NAME: Erin and Scott Yeomans with son Jack, nine months, who was born on March 25 and has the third most popular name this year. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

WHAT'S IN A NAME: Erin and Scott Yeomans with son Jack, nine months, who was born on March 25 and has the third most popular name this year. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Parents opted for more traditional baby names in 2015 in a time when the media’s influence on baby names is greater than ever.

Baby registers have been abundant with Khaleesi, Elsa, Jaxon and Katniss lately but, according to McCrindle Forecasts Strategy Research, Australians opted for a more traditional approach in 2015.

Olivia, Charlotte and Mia were the three most popular girls names and Oliver, William and Jack were the three most popular boys names.

Wagga parents Erin and Scott Yeomans welcomed their son Jack Kevin Yeomans on March 25 but had no idea the name would be the third most popular in the country.

“We picked the name before he was born … we always knew he was going to be a Jack,” Mrs Yeomans said.

“It’s really just a name we both liked and it felt comfortable.”

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