(Closed) Spinoff: How popular was your name the year you were born?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 62
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am glad I did not have a popular name.  Never knew another one.  Mine was #184 my birth year. 

Post # 63
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@GroovyHippieChick:  See I love having an unusual name!  Eh, I can’t get a keychain with my name on it, but that’s the price to pay 😉

My children will definitely have unusual/unpopular names as well.

Post # 64
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

#58 for my birth year.

I was the beginning of the “popularity trend” for my name in the US (according to the babycenter.com data) as it’s more popular now but was less popular before I was born.

Post # 65
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Helper bee

Mine was #2,754 for my birth year!!!  I didn’t know any other kids with my name growing up.  I see that last year it was #1,058.  My name is increasing in popularity!

Post # 66
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@hotchildinthecity:  It has gone up significantly in popularity though,

uh, mine hasn’t.  nor will it ever.

I guess there are levels of unusual and ridiculous though.   I’m glad having a different name worked out for you.  It was a big problem for me.   

Post # 67
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@GroovyHippieChick:  Oh, I totally wish it didn’t go up in popularity!  I’d like to stay at #378 forever.  I suspect it’s going up because of a couple of “celebrities” (male and female)

Post # 68
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It is weird how names can go from being so unpopular to being super common.  The name Owen, when my mum met her spouse, I had never even heard that name in the 90s.  Now it is everywhere!  So weird to me.  He is 65.  It was a family name dating way way way back passed on to him.  It is just so weird to hear it in a grocery store now.  When I met him it seemed really out there.

Post # 69
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@hotchildinthecity:   Is your name Maxwell?  Pilot Inspektor? Wink

and I should add – there are unusual names that are still feminine and pretty.  Mine is not.

Post # 70
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My name was in the top 10 the year I was born (yet my Mom first heard the name in the 1960s and that’s when she fell in love with it), yet I only had another girl with my name in the 5th grade and never again. I graduated highschool with three other girls with my name, out of 150 people.

Currently, I only know one other girl with my name. So, I really never felt the popularity of it.

Post # 71
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

According to SSA Jennifer in 1983 was #1  I knew my name was popular though and so was my middle name Ann. Too many Jennifer Ann’s! I knew and still know at least 4 and have a 2nd or 3rd  cousin with my name lol

Post # 72
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was born and raised in New Jersey. My name (Sarah), was the 12th most popular in 1989, the year I was born. I knew and went to school with many, who had the same name. In my sophomore history class in high school, there were seven Sarah’s. I have always loved and been proud of my name though, so it doesn’t bother me if I have to share it with others.

Post # 73
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Rachel was #19 in 1988, and last year it was #117. It shot up in popularity in the 90’s (probably due to FRIENDS lol) an at one point there were 5 of us in one of my elementary classes.

Post # 74
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Walnut Beach Resort

Mine wasn’t on the top 100 list the year I was born! I’ve only met two other people with my name, but heard of others. A sort of well-known fictional character has my name and that’s where most people have heard it.

Post # 75
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love my name, but like some PPs, mine’s been a top 10 name for years and years. My small class of 37 people had 3 “of me” and I hated being “Indi Lastinitial.” It really drove me nuts in middle school when the teacher would say “you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting an ‘Indi’.” Ew! Wth is that saying?! LOL.

I plan to shoot for names where my kids aren’t a ‘name initial’ kid, but nothing with funky spellings or foods (Apple). 

Post # 76
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@GroovyHippieChick:  I think you might be a little worse off than me 😉

My name is not uncommon…just the spelling. It gets mispronounced all the time, but the spelling isn’t so odd that it’s inconceivable that my name could be spelled that way. I would say that 1 out of 100 get it right on the first attempt.

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