For girls, Olivia remains top of the list, while the most popular boys’ name is Arthur.
Milton Keynes saw a slight surge in births during the Covid pandemic, though the fertility rate has been decreasing nationally over the years.
The reasons for the national decline include improved access to contraception and women delaying motherhood.
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A spokesman for Milton Keynes Hospital said: “We saw a surge in demand for maternity services, with more babies born in 2021 than in previous years. This increase in demand, coupled with staffing challenges through the pandemic due to sickness and isolation, sometimes meant concentrating maternity staff in our labour ward, so that women are cared for safely during labour and birth.”
The most popular names for the MK region for baby girls are:
The most popular names for baby boys are:
Nationally, Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular names in England and Wales last year for the fifth consecutive year.
Ivy and Rosie replaced Grace and Freya in the top 10 girls’ names, while Archie replaced Charlie in the top boys’ names.