Post # 1
So, I am 38 weeks pregnant. Darling Husband and I have no official name picked for our little girl yet but we agreed on one that we like and will use unless one of us has some kind of epiphany or prophetic dream or something. The name we like is Charlotte (middle name will be June for DHs grandma).
Well, when we picked it in Dec/Jan it was listed as #45 in popularity. Not bad. Well… it’s now jumped to #25 and it seems like everyone and their dang mom is naming their daughter that this year. It’s really starting to get to me. I had a really common name growing up and it drove me bonkers. One of our big wants was that we wanted something that was traditional/not weird but still something you didn’t hear everyday. It’s really, really, really bugging me hearing about all these Charlottes now. I know of 3 couples due after me that are using the name (one doesn’t even know if they’re having a girl, so I’m not sure they count.)
It’s really ticking me off. I feel like it’s a lose-lose too because Darling Husband and I cannot agree on names. Charlotte is really the only one we have found that we both like but now I feel like if we name her that then she’s never going to get to be the only one in her class and she’s going to get nicknamed or called Charlotte B. for the rest of her life like I did.
What do you think we should do? Just keep the name and get over it or try and scramble to think of something else in the 11th hour?
Post # 3
I think you should still name her Charolette. It’s a great name, and you both agree on it 🙂
Post # 4
aww I love the name Charlotte, and Charlotte June sounds adorable! if you really love it, I’d just stick with it, or you could switch the order around (June Charlotte sounds cute to me too!) or, if you do go with Charlotte, and there are a ton in her class, she could still go by June if she wanted
Post # 5
What about flipping the names & her first name would be June? I don’t think that would be overly popular.
Post # 6
@zippylef: Man this situation stinks!! I would say stick to it if you love it regardless of it being #25, what is more annoying is the three other couples! Did they know you already had that name picked out… are you close to them? If not I would still go with it since you had your heart set… you shouldn’t have to settle on a name you don’t love as much just because of other peoples choices.
Post # 7
Do you like Charlotte for the way it sounds or does it have any other special significance? If not, then you could always pick something that is similar…. For example:
Post # 8
I’m 34 weeks along and my husband and I are no closer to finding a name now than we were 34 weeks ago. Honestly, if there was one name we both loved, I wouldn’t care less if it was #1 right now. I say stick with Charlotte.
I think Charlotte is a lovely name, and I adore June. Can you call her June, or maybe nickname her Lottie if it starts to bother you?
Post # 9
I’d stick to your name. Being named Charlotte in 2012 is not the same thing as being named Ashley in 1986. There’s a lot more name stratification.
Do you like old-fashioned names? Just in case you want to explore other options this is a pretty good list
Post # 10
Charlotte has so many possibilities as nicknames/shortened versions, so she wouldn’t always have to be Charlotte B.
Off the top of my head: Lottie, Charlie, Char (pronounced Shar), Lo, Carly,
Post # 11
I wonder if it has become popular because the of the show Revenge. If you love the name, name her it.
Post # 12
Also, I’m kinda in love with your name choice. If I were expecting, I’d totally be coveting them!
Post # 13
I think you should stick with Charlotte! She can just have a different nickname than another little girl if there happens to be 2 Charlottes in a class… But I honestly don’t think it’s as common as some names have been in the past, like LGenz said
Post # 14
Stick with the name you love, I think you’d regret it more not using it. Plus it’s a big world out there, she might end up being the only one in her circle.
Post # 15
@Genuine513: lol now I cannot unhear Victoria Grayson saying Charlotte. All the more reason to stick to the name
Post # 16
We are going to name our little girl Charlotte, after fiance’s mother, but call her Charlie. Your daughter isn’t going to grow up thinking ‘why did mom give me such a common name!?” She isn’t even going to think about it. Or you can find a different way to spell it. My name is Kaidee, pronounced Katie, and I love my name. It’s a common name but the spelling makes it unique!