2016 will be remembered as the year more iconic figures passed away than other in recent history. Understandably, parents are paying homage to these legends by naming their child after their heroes.
According to Babycenter, there have been twice as many Bowies and six times the number of Ziggys born this year in Australia, as parents pay tribute to David Bowie.
The recent passing of Prince, Leonard Cohen, Harper Lee and Muhammad Ali has also sparked an increase in related names including Paisley, Coen and Cassius.
Other trends include ‘jay’ endings with boy’s names such as Ajay, Ceejay, Emjay, and a move to ‘ee’ at the end of names–such as Riley, Indie, Aubrey, Billie.