Thanks to the guys over at Closer Online, we recently discovered that gals called Emma are most likely to become pregnant in 2018.

As a single, 22-year-old female called Emma, you can imagine the combination of anxiety and horror that it stirred up in me. Jeez, I can barely look after myself never mind a mini-me.

But phew, I can relax a little bit now I know the list of men who are most likely to become dads in 2018 (and who I need to avoid for the foreseeable future!)

Closer Online has done their thing and put together a handy little list of the top names, and turns out that men called Chris come up top! That's right, if you're called Emma and your fella' is called Chris then it is written in the stars. Best start swatting up on those baby books now, ay.

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Here is the full list of names of men most likely to become dads in 2018...

1. Christopher

2. James

3. David

4. Daniel

5. Michael

6. Matthew

7. Andrew

8. Richard

9. Paul

10. Mark

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11. Thomas

12. Adam

13. Robert

14. John

15. Lee

16. Benjamin

17. Steven

18. Jonathan

19. Craig

20. Stephen

In case you missed it, here's the full list of names of gals most likely to become mamas next year...

1. Emma

2. Laura

3. Sarah

4. Stephanie

5. Kirsty

6. Claire

7. Nicola

8. Jennifer

9. Stacey

10. Lauren

11. Lisa

12. Danielle

13. Rachel

14. Rebecca

15. Natalie

16. Amy

17. Louise

18. Samantha

19. Ashley

20. Gemma

If your fella's name is on the list and yours isn't, then you might want to start having a few awkward conversations ay...

Interestingly though, Emma seems to be the hottest name going at the moment, as it was recently revealed that Emma is the most popular baby name for girls in 2017, and that is set to continue through to next year. So are loads of Emmas going to have babies and call them Emma junior then? I suppose that saves rooting round the baby book. A solid choice if you ask me.

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on

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