Send out the messages of congrats to your mates Bec, Jess and Em – they’re pregnant!

Possibly. I mean, there is a decent chance they could have a baby on the way in the not too distant future. Alongside anyone named Chloe, Steph, Laura and Zoe.

What baby predicting sorcery is this, you may ask? No sorcery. it’s actually science. And a little bit of maths too.

Here’s how it works

In Australia, the average age of a mum is 30.7 years.

This means that women who are at this age right now are at the greatest chance of falling pregnant. Of course, this isn’t the ONLY age of women having babies, but, hey, it’s what the research says so we’re sticking to it.

Anyhoo, if you’re 30 right now, you were born in 1990, correct? So, to uncover the names of the women who are 30 this year (and thus most likely to conceive), all we had to do was track down the list of the most popular Australian baby names of 1990.

See. Science. Maths. No witchery.

So, without further ado, let’s meet the 2021 class of mums-to-be.

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Women predicted to have a baby in 2021

  • Jessica
  • Sarah
  • Emily
  • Stephanie
  • Emma
  • Rebecca
  • Samantha
  • Lauren
  • Laura
  • Georgia
  • Chloe
  • Amy
  • Alexandra
  • Hannah
  • Olivia
  • Rachel
  • Melissa
  • Nicole
  • Kate
  • Natalie
  • Brooke
  • Ashleigh
  • Caitlin
  • Courtney
  • Sophie
  • Zoe
  • Danielle
  • Hayley
  • Grace
  • Natasha

Now, what about dads? Research also confirms that the average age for a dad in Australia is 33.1 years or those born in 1987. So, let’s see what names were most popular 33 years ago, shall we?

NOTE: We could only track down data from NSW, but, meh, good enough. 

Expecting dads of 2021

Congrats to all the Matts, Chris’ and Bens out there!

  • Matthew
  • Daniel
  • Christopher
  • Michael
  • Andrew
  • Benjamin
  • James
  • David
  • Luke
  • Josh
  • Adam
  • Timothy
  • Mitchell
  • Nathan
  • Scott
  • Thomas
  • Nicolas
  • Jason
  • Mark
  • Ryan
  • Robert
  • Aaron
  • Peter
  • Anthony
  • John
  • Alexander
  • Joel
  • Samuel
  • Steven
  • Paul

Did your name or your partner’s name make the list? Better start looking for pregnancy announcements now! You might also be interested to know that pregnancy is actually contagious – you may have ‘caught’ it from your best friend.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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