The "Game of Thrones" effect: Olde English names are making a comeback

Medieval girls’ names including Kendra and Winnie, as well as boys’ names such as Peyton and Audley are now popular choices for babies, according to a survey.

Two in five parents questioned chose a name for their child which was last popular more than 350 years ago, with some names previously fashionable as long ago as the Middle Ages.

It replaces the previous trend for giving children more modern ‘fantasy’ names like Princess, Crystal or Prince, with 36 per cent describing these choices as ‘outdated’.