(Closed) Names ruined by popularity

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 62
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I used to LOVE the name Ava BECAUSE not everybody had it and it was pretty and original without being weird…now it’s too popular and I no longer want to use it ๐Ÿ™

Post # 63
2892 posts
Sugar bee

Olivia. My name is Olivia. Now every 4-6 year old on the planet seems to be named Olivia. EVERY person we meet, first thing out of their mouth is “Our daughter is named Olivia.” Not even joking. I still think it’s a great name but come on ladies – there are other names out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 64
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@BookishBelle and @PurpleUnicorn Yes, exactly.  I don’t like “weird” names (and I especially don’t like weird spellings of classic names, like Mykeal for Michael, etc.) – but I just would prefer to not give my children supremely popular names.  That’s why I was always excited that my favorite names were the “old fashioned” ones like Mary, Louise, Ava, etc.  Classic, beautiful, but “out of style” for awhile.  But now they’re back!

Oh, well.  That’s how it goes, I suppose.

Post # 65
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m kind of annoyed that two of our top girls names are so popular:  Chloe and Charlotte.  My husband and I have different tastes in names and we agreed that we only use names that we both like.  Therefore, our lists are very short.  I didn’t want to pick names that are super popular but that may limit some of our choices.  These names weren’t popular when we were kids!  We don’t have a a daughter yet so maybe things will change in a few years.

For our son, I didn’t care that Henry is back in style.  It’s old classic name, so it’s bound to stay in rotation.  There are so few boys names that my husband and I agree on that we weren’t willing to not name our kid what we want.  So, when my son was born in April, we went ahead and named him Henry without regrets.  The name fits him so well.  I can’t imagine calling him something else.  He just looks like a Henry. ^_^

Post # 66
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Alice ):

Post # 67
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have always loved Sophie, when i was little I wanted to be called Sophie…but I dont care that it is popular, i am naming my little one Sophie it is a girl.

Names I ruled out due to popularity for girls even though I also have always loved them are Grace and Charlotte.

Boys names I loved Hudson, Campbell and  Christian which are not the most popular, but my husband hated them.

It was a toss up between William, Lachlan and Henry which are all very popular esp William, we went for William if our LO is a boy, and we will call him Billy!

Our middle names are not as popular but they are my mother and grandfathers names who are no longer with us, so if it is a girl she will be Sophie Marie, and if we have a boy it will be William Theodore, we almost went for Theodore as a boys name, but we worried that he may be made fun of, even my grandfather went by the name Mick instead of Theodore lol.

Post # 68
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Madelyn, Aidan, Tristan, and Ava. I love the name Jacob and think it’s timeless enough that I would still consider it!

Post # 69
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@peachacid:  This is a really good point! Just because they are a higher rank in popularity doesn’t necessarily mean there are a ton of them running around…


Also, I just checked on my top names’ current ranking. For now, they are #231 and #151. I am PRAYING that they remain this way. I will cry if they make it to the top ten by the time I have babies. ๐Ÿ™ 

Post # 70
1144 posts
Bumble bee

Hayden, Jayden, Brayden, Bryson, Chloe, Zoey…….

Post # 71
1575 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Aiden is the only one. I do not watch TV and I have never seen Twilight (apparently a good thing) so most of the names mentioned are not ruined for me.

Post # 72
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@hotchildinthecity:  BRONX??? Omg! The roughest borough here! Lol!

Well, I had my daughter in 2009 and her name is Sophia. NO where did I find that it was popular until 2010 when reports came out about popular names in 2009! Oh well! I still love the name Sophia (we call her Sophie)!

Post # 73
1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My FSD’s name is Emma.  Her best friend’s name is Jacob.  Jacob’s sister’s name is Madison.  It’s like a popular name sandwich. 


My daughter’s name is Marissa, which usually hover’s around the #300’s in popularity 

Post # 74
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

There is a girls’ name that I love and have loved since I was about 10 years old (so for over 15 years). Back then it was ranked in the 200s or higher but in recent years it’s around top 50. I love that name and will use it, regardless, if I ever have a daughter but it makes me so sad because I thought it was unique; I don’t want her to have to use an initial ๐Ÿ™  We are still a year or so away from having kinds so I’m hoping it won’t get any more popular before then

Post # 75
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Riverviews Art Space

I think a lot of moms want a unique name for their kids so they take the “-aiden” sound and add something to it. Don’t you realize they all sound the same!!!!???

aiden, caiden, hayden, peyton, etc… 

drives me bonkers lol

Post # 76
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Goodness, we have like 8 sets of friends who named their daughters Isabelle/Isabella! We used to love that name for a little girl because I have a name starting with the letter “I” and that’s one of the few cute girl names that shares the letter, but now there are so many that we’re not really interested. The other girl name we like is still pretty uncommon, but I have noticed that it’s starting to climb the list – fingers crossed that it’ll stay “uncool” haha. Sophia is another really popular one in our circle of friends.

For a boy, we’ve always talked about Braden (kinda a family thing for DH), but now there’s Aiden/Braden/Jayden/Cayden/EVERYTHING-den  so that’s probably a no-go also.

I have nothing against any of these names, but I’d prefer that our children not have the same name as 1/3 of their classmates — just makes me think of how many Mikes, Jennifers and Megans I have as friends, omg! “Mike who?” “Mike B.” “Mike Brown or Mike Bartos??” ahhhh!




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