Post # 47
Aidan (or any variation of), Ava, Eva, Ellie, Ella, Sophia (or any variation of), and for crap’s sake I’m starting to think the only boy name on this EARTH is Jayden. Everywhere I turn I see, hear, meet another Jayden. Nice name, but totally overused in my neck of the woods.
Post # 48
I’m American and tbh, I don’t get the unique name obsession either.
Post # 49
Don’t let a popular name stop you if you really love it. Once your child is out in the world, they will be with a mixture of all ages, and names when they are at work, etc
I am in my 40’s and my name was one of the most common back then (in the top 5)….now I rarely hear it, because not everyone out in the world is my exact age, you know?
Post # 50
I’m really disappointed that Alexander is so popular now. It’s my grandfather’s name and would have loved to use it. I also always really loved Caleb and Jacob, but those two are out b/c of their popularity too. I’m sure the name we’re picking for our son will become wildly popular in the next few years…darnit!
Post # 51
That is very true. My name was the #2 or #3 most popular girl name the year I was born (and for several years after). There were quite a few girls in my grade who shared my name; for a few years, there was even another girl who had the same first AND last name as me, so we both always had our middle initials tacked onto our first names!* That was super annoying. But anyway, now that I am an adult, I rarely meet people with my same name. It’s weird! When I was growing up, I thought I’d forever be surrounded by other girls who had the same name as me, but I’m really not.
(*This is probably why I want to give my kids uncommon – though not weird – names, and why it bugs me when my longtime favorites become popular.)
Post # 52
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
I know 3 little boys named Logan….all under the age of 4yrs old
Post # 53
Vivian. Madison. Owen. Isabelle. Eva.
I totally know a toddler named Brayden. I had never heard it before.
Post # 54
Sophia! I love that name, but totally taken over by popularity!
Post # 55
I live in New York, and Brooklyn only makes me think of the borough too. When Ashlee Simpson named her kid Bronx, I was so WTF.
Post # 56
Twilight really did a number on my name choices.
- Sophie/ Sophia
- Isabel/ Isabella
And then also:
I have two other names in mind (one boy, one girl) but now I’m convinced if I say them out loud it will bring voodoo curses on them and they will be the next big thing!
Meanwhile, hubs has taken to family names that I am not a fan of, and another one that I swear has to be a joke (Rico!!!!).
Post # 57
I love Jacob and Emma.
Jacob is a part of my last name and always dreamed of having a son named Jacob and calling him “Jake”. Emma I’ve just always really liked.
Post # 58
Oddly enough, I fell in love with the name Anastasia after reading Fifty Shades. Wouldn’t surprise me if it becomes popular because of this.
I don’t think I’d let a popular name stop me from using it if I really wanted it. While I never had anyone in my class with my same name (I had met others, but only a few), I always wish I had a common name like Katie or Jenn, like everyone else…
Post # 59
Gawd! BRONX. I forgot about that. I remember rolling my eyes so hard & thinking Ashlee couldn’t have chosen a more poser-worthy name than that. It’s not like she’s a New York girl and was paying homage to the neighborhood where she grew up or something… If that were the case, I could maybe understand. But as it is, EYE ROLL. And Mowgli for the middle name, LOL
Post # 60
i think i am somewhere in the middle. I don’t want to pick the most popular name because i just don’t want to hear it everywhere i turn around. I guess i feel like it will get boring fast that way. Like the last person on my facebook who announced their baby girl Isabella, i just rolled my eyes. However, i also don’t want a name for my baby that is so unique that people roll their eyes at it as well! My name was more popular in the 1940s, so i didn’t know a lot of people with my name growing up, but at the same time, it was a name everyone had heard of and can spell and pronounce easily. I always liked it like that. And i liked the odd times in my life i have met someone with the same name. I guess since i had a good experience with presently less common, but past more common name, i want to do the same for my child. And so the name DH and I agreed on, I was happy when i looked it up and found it was popular only in the 1910s! But it is still a name everyone knows and has heard of.
Post # 61
I completely agree. We don’t need aynthing original or unique, just something that isn’t super popular.