Selecting a baby name can prove difficult, especially if you want something a bit more unique.

The tough choice can leave many new parents opting to use traditional names, but it looks like those well-known monikers are becoming less popular.

Baby name expert Pamela Redmond, the founder of Nameberry.com, says more traditional names are rocketing back up the charts.

Speaking to The Mirror, the CEO and author said, "Names likely to rise on the Top 100 have had an upward trajectory for years and often fit a particular trend — either stylish sounds or a popular style like nature names, for example."

For girls, Pamela says she thinks vintage names such as Winifred, Gloria and Rita could make a comeback in the UK.

Meanwhile, Laurie, Arnold and Gus are ones to watch for baby boys as names outside the top 500 are set to spike.

Another piece of advice she gave when naming a tot is to choose a name similar to onethat's already popular, but with a twist.Parents "love an alternative", she said.

"If they think Eloise is overused, they'll go with Elodie or Elowen. If a name is similar to an already popular name, forward-looking parents have probably already caught on."

She added: "In the UK more than the US, nickname names have been trendy for quite a while, like Goldie or Artie or Ozzie. In the US we see parents opting for more formal names and then giving their child a shorter nickname, but the reverse is happening in the UK which is interesting as it's sort of the opposite of what you might imagine for a stereotypical British person and the casual American."

Vintage baby names Pamela thinks could make a comeback in the UK:

Winifred

Gloria

Rita

Luella

Nella

Lavinia

Goldie

Dorothea

Teodora

Leonora

Clover

Enid

Caspar

Cassian

Laurie

Artie

Arnold

Denny

Alvie

Cosmo

Gus

Roscoe

Sid

Baxter

Another baby name expert, SJ Strum, who runs a baby naming consultancy, advises that parents ignore tradition and find a name that suits your lifestyle and interests.

She told The Sun other upcoming name trends for 2023 include goth glam, maximalism, and boho.

"Modern parents want their children to stand out and to be celebrated individually," said SJ.

''People are finding their own style and looking to cultural trends to find their inspiration.

“Most parents haven’t decided when picking a name that they want their child’s name to start with a certain letter. For this reason baby names books are not that useful."

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