Why don't people research how popular a name is before birth?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 3
5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@princesslettuce14:  LOL….I guess it’s totally up to people what they want to name their kid, but you’d think they would research it a little more. Like about 4 years ago my friend named her DD Harper, and since then I swear I have 1 new Harper a week show up in my FB news feed. It’s SOOOO trendy right now. I get loving a name, but to me a name loses some of the appeal when it’s the same as everyone else!

Post # 4
2080 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I hate when people say that… .  I feel like they are just saying it to avoid judgment lol.  Bc there are people (like me) lol who HATE common names.  And if they are self conscious about their love of a common name, for whatever reason, they just say something like that.


Post # 6
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We specifically crossed names off of our list because they were in the top 10, or close to it. Though, at 24 you might have missed Aiden if you were just looking at top 10 lists.

Post # 7
5298 posts
Bee Keeper

@princesslettuce14:  Sometimes, I think the data to determine what names are popular right at that moment aren’t available yet. I named my daughter something that ended being pretty popular, yet I had only heard it one other time in my life. I don’t regret it though. The name suits her perfectly, and is actually a variation of mine.


It does seem like every other boy that age is named Aiden though.


Post # 8
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

My nephew is named Aidan too!  Which I thought was a really cool name back in the Sex in the City days, but now it’s like every other kid is named Aidan.  I still don’t judge people who give their kids ordinary names though… there are a lot of very common names that I think are beautiful and classic.

Post # 9
8587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think it’s kind of like the whole rustic/vintage wedding theme thing… one bride does it and it IS unique, so a bunch of others do it because they heard/seen the theme and loved it.. and it IS unique in their small little family/circle, but on a nation wide scale, it’s NOT unique at all.



Post # 10
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@princesslettuce14:  If DH and I like a name, whether its common, or not, we are going with that name. We won’t be picking a name based off the popularity list becase we don’t care. we like what we like and thats it lol

Post # 12
11807 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

i have 2 friends who had boys about a month apart – both named William, which is my nephew’s middle name.

I feel like it’s actually hard to predict what names are going to be popular, although TV shows and movies do impact these things.

I just hope we don’t see an influx of Peeta, Katniss, and Gale!

I’m one of the top 10 names of the 80s – it can be a pain.

Post # 13
7980 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Because most people don’t care if other people, especially strangers, name their baby with the same name?

Post # 14
2273 posts
Buzzing bee

@jenilynevette:  Yep that’s what I was thinking. Popularity nationwide is SO different from popularity in your family/friend circle.
I am SO not the first bride to do an undersea theme, *though googling inspiration sure makes it want to seem that way* but no one in my circle had even considered such a theme. Though I’m sure they’ve all heard of beach weddings since we’re about 3 hours away from that.

Post # 16
11170 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

In my fb newsfeed yesterday, there were pictures of someone’s son Aiden (he’s probably about eight years old), and I also met a mom with a young son (who is about three) named Ayden while I was at the library yesterday morning. In addition, I have a friend who has a family member named Aiden.

I also agree about Harper. I had never heard it as a first name until a little more than a year ago, and now I know of three Harpers.

Unfortunately, by the time we start to hear a beautiful name we haven’t heard before, it’s most likely already on its way to becoming one of the most popular (relatively speaking) new names that many parents are considering.

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