Do you know anyone with your baby's name?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Do you know anyone with your baby's name?
    Yes : (18 votes)
    32 %
    No : (39 votes)
    68 %
  • Post # 3
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @shnookums:  I wouldnt care what others thought  about the name as long as you and your SO are happy with it. Smile I had a close high school friend named Rachel and my first daughter’s name is Rachel and when she found out it was no biggie and we even joked about it. 

    Post # 4
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We picked our name out of a baby name book and I didn’t know of anyone with that same name.  After we decided for sure I was telling the girls at work about it and one of them has a niece with the same name.  If you like it, go for it!  I think Elise is very pretty and it’s not common where I live.

    Post # 5
    1996 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Dd’s name is Sophia Alysse. I knew not a single sophia when I was pregnant. And wasn’t aware that it was even remotely popular. People would say “like sophia patrillo?” Lol. Now that she’s 4 we know lots of Sophias in her age range 4 & under. Honestly I don’t care, I’m expecting now & wouldn’t care if anyone had our babys name. 

    Post # 6
    849 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I am not pregnant but it’s pretty much a done deal that if I do get pregnant we’d use family names. So we’d name a boy after FBIL and we are still up in the air about a girl. So yeah, we would know someone with that name.


    Names are strange, a movie popularised my FI’s name in the 1995 so we know quite a few young people with his name, though it wasn’t so popular in the 80s.

    Post # 7
    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I knew a Connor in middle school, and when my son’s father suggested it as a name for our son I was totally on board. He was the only one I had ever met and was a nice guy. Now my son is 5 and just at the daycare I work at, there are like…. 4 Connors. They’re all younger than him so I like to think I started a trend 😉


    My daughter’s name is Delaney and I don’t know anyone with that name.


    Post # 8
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @shnookums:  I adore the name Elise. I’ve only known three. We are naming our son Collin. My husband and I have only known three in real life which says a lot, since I’m a teacher. I think it must not be popular in our area. When choosing names, we steered clear of anything in the top 100.

    Post # 9
    4587 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We chose a name for our DD that has never been in the social security top 1000 – Mirabelle. I’ve never met anyone with her name.

    Post # 10
    6633 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Honestly who cares, if you like the name, no one including strangers on the internet to people you know should stop you from naming your child that. 

    Post # 11
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m not PG yet, but I’m pretty averse to using names that have a clear connection to someone else for me.  I just want it to be unique (to me, at least) and not have associations with anyone else I know.  DH doesn’t really care about this, but I do.  So, for example, he’s suggested names of my cousins, which I for sure can’t do, and I don’t tend to like any names of people I’ve been friends with or students of mine (I’m a college instructor).


    Obviously, if I excluded names of anyone I’ve ever met, that narrows the pool a bit, but I don’t want to pick names of anyone we know well.


    Post # 12
    6675 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t personally know anyone with my daughter’s names.  Even though Olivia has been in the top 5 for years, she has never had another one in any of her classes..  I have occasionally been out shopping somewhere and hear a mom call to her daughter Olivia- but that is a stranger.  My other daughter is Tabitha.  I have never met anyone who shares her name, although people do ask me regularly if I named her after Bewitched.

    Post # 13
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    g w bush’s granddaughter has the same name as my daughter. its kinda funny but her name is becoming more popular. 

    Post # 14
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    DD1 has a really common name and it’s also a family name so I have a few cousins with the same name. It’s never bothered me and I don’t see that it will ever.

    DD2 hasn’t got a name yet, she’s still brewing. I’m 22 weeks 🙂

    Post # 15
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    my son was born in 1985.  his name was not at all popular.  the name has now become very popular over the past 5 years or so.  even his unique spelling.

    i guess i was way ahead of my time.


    Post # 16
    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Nope.  But we chose Ryder which is a “newer” name.  It’s #100 on the Social Security top 100 list for 2012 so I’m hoping it’s common enough that people will spell it correclty but he won’t have 5 other Ryder’s in his class.  We wanted something not common but not weird, kind of a fine line these days…

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