(Closed) Disregarding a name I love bc it's popular?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@PinkAndPearls2013:  Something that probably helped with that is Twilight.

Go with what you want. Seriously. There’s nothing wrong with popular names. She’s always going to be able to find her name on those souvenir mugs/ keychains!

It’s a very pretty name. If someone makes a mean comment about your baby’s name, feel free to punch them in the face.
 
The popularity could die down later anyway. You can’t predict these things. Keep it on your list.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m in your boat, I love the name Charlotte but it’s so popular right now. It’s my mother-in-law’s name and I just think its beautiful! Honestly, I don’t care enough for it to stop me from naming my future daughter Charlotte. There will always be someone named the same as you, it doesnt change it being special for you guys.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

My name is Laura and growing up there was always at least 4 of us in every class (I grew up in England and I guess it was a popular name in the 80s). My brothers names are Michael and Matt and my bf’s name is Matt. So I have some experience with popular names and I would say go for it!

I love the name Sophia and I know it’s popular but if I have a girl, that’ll be her name 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@PinkAndPearls2013:  Are you my twin? I have always wanted those exact two names. Isabelle and Sophia but even though we are not ttcan’t just can’t come to terms with naming my child the equivalent of Brittany. Not that there is anything wrong with the name but I have a fairly uncommon name and never pictured my child with a really popular Name. Hmmm, wish I could give you some advice but I am feeling the same way you are. Fiance doesn’t mind that the name is fairly Popular. He would suggest Isabella and then a more unique middle name. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My name was #1 when I was born, so my entire life there’s been tons of other girls in my class with the same name. Now that I’m a professional, clients can tell my age by my name, it really dates me! idk I’ve just always been annoyed by my name’s popularity and never thought it was unique enough to be “me.”

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We’ve decided not to use any top 10 names and most of my favorites are in the top 10. If I were you, though, I wouldn’t worry until you are actually pregnant. What if you don’t have a baby for 5 more years? Maybe these names will have fallen out of popularity by then since they are so common now. Madison was a super top name a few years ago but now it’s 8 and moves down a bit each year.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I know how you feel… I really love the name Sophia. I’m hoping it will have died off some in the next few years.

I have a really common name and it always bothered me when I was in school. There was always at least one other girl in my class with my name.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

I wanted to throw in the towel with my boy name I had picked out when suddenly it jumped up to the “#43 spot from obscurity this year. So bummed! But my near-FI said “it’s what we picked and I guess there’s just a lot of other people that think it’s a pretty cool name too now”… still worried about him not feeling like we spent enough time trying to find him a unique enough name. Ugh. I think we’re going to move forward with it anyway…

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If your SO doesn’t want it, I think it shouldn’t be on the table. It needs to be a name you both feel good about. Invalidating his opinion because you don’t agree with the reasoning isn’t cool, IMO

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@PinkAndPearls2013:  I feel you. 3 baby names that I have always loved (Henry, Abigail, and Charlotte) are so popular right now… and in fact a lot of the traditional names I love are rising in popularity. I don’t want people to think I’m just following a trend if I pick a popular name, and I don’t want my child to be one of 8 Charlottes in her class.

So, what do we do? I think if you really, really love a name, and you & your partner agree on it, you just go with it anyway. This is going to be your child’s name for her entire life… names are going to go up and down in populatity, but a beautiful, classic name will serve her well always. 

That said, I wouldn’t use a popular name that’s obviously from this decade only… but a name like Isabelle could be from any time period. It just happens to be popular right now. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@PinkAndPearls2013:  Are we the same person? I want to use Isabella Sophia as my first daughter’s name. Maybe it will go down in popularity by the time I have kids.

But, anyway, I think you should go with what you want.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I can’t say go with what YOU want, becuase it isn’t want your husband wants. I think he can have a veto on that name just like you get to veto his picks.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I can’t say go with what YOU want, becuase it isn’t want your husband wants. I think he can have a veto on that name just like you get to veto his picks.

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