(Closed) Names ruined by popularity

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 77
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve loved the name Ava since I was 11 (19 years ago) and there was a girl in my new class named that and I just thought it was the prettiest name I’d ever heard. I would have kept it had I not been named Emma. When I was growing up in England there were 4 of us named Emma in my elementary school class alone (so I was with these same girls all the way until highschool). When I moved to Canada at 13 I was the only Emma in my entire highschool of 2300 kids. It felt amazing. And then Rachel from Friends named her daughter Emma and I cannot go anywhere in public anymore without hearing my name being called constantly. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve replied “yes?” and turned around, only to be confronted with a 2-6 yr old running past me! I definitely want to give my kids unique names….but not to the extent that I’m making them up or changing the classic spellings. I’m keeping my picks under wraps though – I will not jinx myself with saying them out loud (or typing them)!!!! Sorry! Wink

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