(Closed) Names ruined by popularity

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Jacob.  Boo Twilight!

Post # 33
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

When I had DS I named him Brayden because I had never heard it before just found it in a baby name book. Well now that his name is Brayden it seems like EVERYONE has named there son Brayden or some form of it.

Post # 34
1468 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I rule out a name if it is too common but also if its there is somebody I do not like, that name is off the list for sure!!

Post # 35
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

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@GreenEyedMoon:  I’ve also loved the name/spelling of Isobel since I was a kid!  There are so many books that I’ve gotten name inspiration from or would not mind naming a child after a character, but Twilight is definitely not one of them!

Post # 36
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love the name Stella, it’s FI’s grandmothers name and she was such a joy. But now it’s popular. :'( 

Post # 37
365 posts
Helper bee

I was named after my grandma, and I never met anyone my age with my name, with the exception of one girl I met in passing in college. Now, it’s one of the top baby girl names.

A lot of the times that I meet new people, they either say they love my name and would love to name a daughter that, or they already know somebody who has a baby with my name. I hated it growing up; I felt so weird! But now I love it, even if it’s popular with people twenty-some years younger than me.

I guess the point is: When I was growing up, all the girls were Megans and Sarahs and Jamies and whatever, and I didn’t like my unique name as much. But I guess that’ll be different for this generation, since EVERYONE is trying to give their kids unique names now.

Post # 38
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

DH and I have been planning for years to name our daughter “Anastasia” if we ever had one.  I just recently found out that is a character from “Fifty Shades of Grey.”  I’m pretty pissed about this.

Post # 39
2738 posts
Sugar bee

I guess I don’t understand this phenomenon Americans (well, I’ve only ever lived here after moving from Africa) have with unique names. My language can only let you have so many names. Hence, while growing up, from the 6th grade through 12th, there were 4 girls in my home room class (I don’t know the equivalent here) who had my name. It wasn’t until I moved to the U.S. that I became the only one with my name in any given surrounding. I hardly meet anyone from my country whose name is ‘unique’ ever. So I guess I don’t really know if I will care that my child is not the ‘only Ahmadou’ in his class. Although come to think of it, he probably will be. We don’t have a bunch of Africans near where I live. Anyhow, I love most of the names on this thread and honestly, I am a fan of literature, if I want to name my child after a character in a favorite book, I wouldn’t care what anyone thought about it!

Post # 40
4369 posts
Honey bee

I loved the name “Ava” 10 years ago. Now every baby has it!! Lol, I guess it doesn’t matter, since I’m not planning on having kids anyway. Just kind of funny.

Post # 41
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

  • Liam
  • Aiden
  • Madison
  • Isabella
  • Mckenzie

Post # 42
1305 posts
Bumble bee

Charlotte, Emma.  Grrrr!  I’m hoping my top boy name (Isaiah) doesn’t become super duper popular by the time we have kids.  lol.

Post # 43
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

DH and I picked out names (for fun!) when we first started dating in 2006. He wanted to name our son Jack after his grandfather. And of course, that has since become a hugely popular name. He also wanted Emma for a girl, but I said it’s getting too popular now, let’s do Charlotte instead. *headdesk*



Post # 44
5669 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Before getting pregnant, married even, I wanted to name my daughter Jayde Brooke and now so many people are naming their sons Jayden. I also loved the name Ava and my favorite boys name of all time is Jacob. Still love it, but there are way too many Jacobs and Jacobys.

Post # 45
5571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Charlotte and Olivia for girls. For boy names I don’t really care as much but the one that comes to mind is Emmett 🙁

Post # 46
3450 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t understand why everyone loves the name Brooklyn?   From what I understand, it comes the Dutch town name Breukelen in Utrecht, The Netherlands.  Then it was Anglicized to Brookland and then Brooklyn.   I love Brooke, just never liked Brooklyn for a little girl’s name.  It became used often as a name after one of the former Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham, named her son Brooklyn.  I can’t bring myself to disassociate it with a borough in New York. 

Anyhow, I have an Isabel.  I am not crazy about all the overuse Isabel/Isabella/Isabelle, but what can you do?  She is adopted and her birth mother gave her the name Isabelle, so the only thing I changed was the spelling and her middle name.  I sort of regret not changing her first name too, because my FI’s 12 year old daughter is also Isabel.  Haha!

So for me:

  • Olivia
  • Emma
  • Emily
  • Jacob
  • Gavin
  • Sophia


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