Post # 32
Seriously, I went through school (K-7) with someone who had the same first name AND last initial. My sophmore year of college, 11 girls on my floor alone had the same name, including my roommate and myself. It TOTALLY HAPPENS.
Post # 33
I lived overseas for a while during my elementary school years in England. It’s crazy the differences in popularity of the time, ! I had Fionnuala, Natalie, Charlotte, Alicia, Caitriona, Francesca, Elaine, Graham, Liam, Melanie, Nicole, Sara, Edoardo.
Post # 34
In my 4th grade class (at a private Catholic school) we had 12 kids TOTAL (6 girls, 6 boys). Of those THREE were named Sarah! So 25% of our class had the same name. 🙂
Post # 35
I don’t think I EVER had a class through elementray school that didn’t have a couple different multiple names (I was never part of it – my name wasn’t that popular).
Ashley, Katie/Kate/Katherine, Brittany, Sarah, Chris(topher), and John were all very popular.
Post # 36
When I taught preschool a few years ago we had to use the last initial thing a lot! I suppose trends show up more in the younger groups because we had three Ellas. Elementary schools might try to put them in different classes, but they’ll still be called by their last initial when they’re out on the playground.
Post # 37
In my tiny high school, we had three Brians and two Seans; and we were all in the same Kindergarten class together, too, so we just always used their full names (first and last).
We thought we were naming our daughter something really unique (Adelaide), but in the short five months of her life, we’ve met two Adelines, an Adelee, and an Addigan. They’re all around the same age, and all of them go by Addie/Addy/Addi. 🙂 Oh well!
Post # 38
My name is not very common but oddly enough I was one of 3 Clares/Claires in my 7th and 8th grade class! Out of only 60 something girls!
It was probably because it was an all girls Catholic school!
My husbands name is Noah and hes never had someone with the same name in his classes!
Post # 39
My name is Jessica and two of my best friends in college were ALSO named Jessica. So popular. So many of us…. 🙂
Post # 40
I’m a Jennifer and was born in the late 70’s. There was always at least two of us in almost every class. Many times there were three Jennifer’s and once I had four in an elementary class. I remember almost all classes growing up having lots of “multiples”. Chris, John, Matt, Jennifer, Sarah, Christine, Michelle….
Post # 41
I’m a high school teacher, with 170 kids…I’ve got 4 Richards, 6 Cynthias (or Cinthias), 5 Miguels, 5 Juans (3 of them ARE in the same class), & 7 Jasmins or (Jazmines)…with 6 periods, I have at least one or two classes that have multiples.
And growing up in Hawaii, we had 9 Lanis (Ka- or Na-) both male & female, 6 Ponos (Ku- or Ka-), & about 8 Ryans. Most Non-Hawaiian names were “uncommon”, as in we only had 2 at most.
Makes it tough to figure out a name we both like & isn’t too common…maybe we need to come up with a cool, original nickname. (Mine was/is Cole for Nicole)
Post # 42
Graduating in the late 90’s there were always at least 2+ people with the following names:
It’s annoying. You end up only knowing someone as Jessica C or Katie P. Ugh. Don’t do it to your kids.
Post # 43
I have a fairly uncommon name (Amberlee) but in college, I had two best friends and we were all dating boys named Chris(topher)!
I’ve found, in the South, a lot of people go by their middle name which is why I think there were so many Katies and Nicoles in my class. (As in Elizabeth Katherine or Erika Nicole)
Post # 44
I’m a Sarah, and in my high school it was very common. There was always at least one other Sarah/Sara in all of my classes, and several that had three. In my group of friends, there were 4 of us (3 with the H, one without). It was a pain, but I love my name. I also have a sister in law named Sarah. Until I got married recently, we were both Sarah MyLastName. It got confusing. My brother started calling us Sister Sarah and Wife Sarah.
Post # 45
My friend’s kid (Freya– already a hot up and coming name) goes to a private school and in her class there are 3, yes count ’em, 3 Lunas! Not only regional, but specific to her special type of private school.
Post # 46
@Mrs. DG: What kind of special private school is it that would attract multiple Lunas?
My mind immediately jumped to Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but I assume that’s not the case…