Is our girl’s name too popular?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love the name Avery. To me, it’s a family name and if I wanted to use it I would (dad and brother’s middle name and my sister is a 7 year old Ava). I kind of lean towards “go with the name you love” but I understand the concern with popularity.

Here’s how I judge though: If you don’t KNOW that many Avery’s, chances are there may not be that many in your area. I would check your LOCAL name ratings. They are harder to find, but they’re there after some digging. Sometimes it just means that the name is popular in some areas. I’m sort of hearbroken at how many of my friends are naming their daughter’s Audrey because FI and I have loved (and agreed on) that name for years. *sigh* So I feel your pain and am giving you the same advice I give to myself. πŸ˜‰ ha.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I feel like it’s on the rise, but not to the level of Emma/Isabella, etc. If it’s your “favorite-by-far,” then go for it! (And thank you for not spelling it Ayveree, or something ridiculous.)

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I know a two Averys. Three if you include a 16 year old boy who it was a family name.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have only heard that name a few times. I think it is beautiful! If you love it, go for it!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Avery is a BEAUTIFUL name. Don’t worry about the popularity of it. Maybe you could switch up the spelling so it’s more unique? Avarie, Avaree, Averi, Aevry. There’s so many ways to switch it up πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

If you love the name, who cares if it’s popular or not? I say go for what you love!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Avery is a gorgeous name. I personally don’t know any Avery’s.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@peachesandtulips: Here’s hoping. πŸ™‚ We aren’t TTC yet either so I’m just not going to freak out about it….yet. haha. But yeah, check those locals. It’s a different ballgame there. πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love it! It depends on your region, b/c I’ve never heard of an Avery. Honestly, who cares if it’s popular? As long as you love it. it doesn’t matter.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love the name Avery, but I totally understand your concern.  I’ve like Jacob and Madeline since I was a teenager, and yeah, now they’re freakishly common.  Just be aware that just because you don’t personally know an Avery doesn’t mean they’re not out there.  I mean, how many under-5-yr-olds do you hang out with?  It’s tough to gauge popularity until the kids get older, unless you work in a day care or something.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@peachesandtulips: Ah well, it’s the luck of the draw. My name (Amelia) was NOT super popular growing up and I still managed to be in class with the ONE other Amelia in the school. πŸ™‚

Amelia J. D. and Amelia J. E. No joke. :p

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have two boys name Avery that I teach (different grades.)  I have never met a girl Avery.

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