Baby name trends are ever changing. There are overnight sensations like Miley, Nevaeh, and Jayden. Vintage comebacks like Violet and Henry. New names that seem outlandish at first, but soon catch on, like Willow or Chase. And then there are baby name trends that define how an entire generation of names sounds.

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From 1970s and 80s staples like Jason and Kevin to current favorites like Ethan, Mason, and Jackson, to up-and-comers like Langston, Lachlan, and Stetson, ends-with-n names for boys have long been dominant. Even without Aiden, Jayden, and their sound-alike friends, two syllable, ends-with-n names have been everywhere for years. Could baby names ending in r be the next wave?

They鈥檙e not new or novel, of course. There鈥檚 classic Peter, 鈥90s favorites Tyler and Taylor and Irish heritage pick Connor to name just a few. But lately baby names ending in r are everywhere 鈥 including this week鈥檚 baby name news and headlines. Check 鈥檈m out below.

1. Wilder: Actor Donald Faison and wife CaCee Cobb have welcomed their second child, a sister for Rocco. The couple went with Wilder Frances. While this is the first girl Wilder that I鈥檝e heard, it鈥檚 definitely a name that鈥檚 catching on. WIth literary associations like Laura Ingalls Wilder and Thornton Wilder, as well as Hollywood legend Billy Wilder, the name feels creative, daring, and, with the r-ending, fresh.

2. Gallagher: Not every r-ending baby name is just two syllables. Names for Real spotted a Gallagher in Nebraska. It fits right in with longer surname names like Sullivan and Finnegan, as well as classics like Oliver and Alexander. If you鈥檙e old enough, you may recognize Gallagher as the name of a comedian famous for smashing watermelons on stage. But if you鈥檙e naming a baby in 2015, there鈥檚 a good chance that Gallagher is just a cool name for a son.

3. Winter: Ten-year-old surfing sensation Winter Vincent has been riding high in recent weeks, with mentions in the mainstream press for his social media savvy (his parents run his hugely successful Instagram account) and charitable works. Winter picks up on more than one trend 鈥 it鈥檚 a nature name and ends with r. Even though it鈥檚 more common for girls in the US, on sound alone, I鈥檇 put Winter with River, Cedar, and Rowan 鈥 nature names that work for boys and girls.

4. Pepper: Speaking of names that cross gender boundaries, have you seen Little Boy? Set in the Pacific Northwest during World War II, the central character is a short-for-his-age boy waiting for his father to come home from the war. The boy鈥檚 name? Pepper. There鈥檚 no explanation for the unusual names. The parents are Emma and James, but Pepper鈥檚 brother is the equally surprising London. Pepper has seen some use in fiction, from Annie鈥檚 fellow orphan Pepper to Iron Man鈥檚 Pepper Potts, but it has typically been reserved for girls.

5. Ledger: While we鈥檙e at the movies, let鈥檚 talk about Heath Ledger. His career took off around the year 2000, and a handful of boys were named Ledger. But since the actor鈥檚 untimely death, Ledger has gone from a sometimes-heard rarity to a fast-rising favorite. There were 163 newborn Ledgers in 2013, up from just nine in 2002. Now it鈥檚 one of the names I鈥檓 watching to see if it cracks the US Top 1000.

6. Deckard: One more from the movies, and another name that could catch on. The villain in the most recent installments of the The Fast and the Furious franchise answers to Deckard. No, it鈥檚 not quite an r-ending name. But it was given to 9 boys in 2013, along with 80 newborn Deckers. Is this another name to watch?

7. Ever: Mila Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson named their first daughter Ever in 2007. Alanis Morissette called her son Ever Imre in 2010. Now actor Owain Yeoman and wife Gigi are the parents of new baby girl Ever Belle. It鈥檚 less common than Everly, a word name with a meaningful vibe.

8. + 9. Elinor + Eleanor: Think this style is too modern or trendy for you? Maybe not. Consider that many classics for boys and girls end with r. Peter, Alexander, and Oliver are all great choices for a son. For a daughter, Eleanor is among the most elegant of names, regardless of spelling. The Beauty of Names recently covered the names of promising young actresses from the 1930s and 40s. Both Elinor and Eleanor make the list.

10. Clover: Let鈥檚 end with one of my favorites, spotted in a recent birth announcements round-up at Waltzing More Than Matilda. Clover feels slightly Irish and very lucky. It鈥檚 gone from rarity to rising possibility in recent years. As nature names go, Clover is bolder than Lily or Ivy, but maybe not quite as surprising as Canyon or Bay. I think it could wear every bit as well as r-ending girl favorites like Harper and Piper.

What are your favorite r-ending names? Let us know in the comments.

This post was originally published on Nameberry by Abby Sandel

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