(Closed) What Ever Happened to John?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@stephinPA: I forget who, but someone posted a website where you can look at the popularity of baby names over time.

It is amazing how much the traditional names (i.e. John, Jack, Mark, Robert, Andrew, Mary, etc) have fallen out of favor for more “unique” names (which are actually  highly popular).

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I <3 Jack! It makes me think of adorable little boys. However, Dh doesn’t like it, so it’s a no go 🙁

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I love traditional names 🙂 I know we will be choosing fairly traditional names for our kids.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m sure the “traditional names” will be back in fashion in a few years! there’s a normal swing to fashion — people want traditional, then modern, then crazy, then it goes back to traditional.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love unique names, but nothing that is the name of an object or place, ie River, Rumor, Apple…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@stephinPA: great post! one of my all time favorite names that i am hoping for of our future sons (God-willing) is “Andrew Jeremiah”… AJ for short 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Maybe there’s just more variety now? I do miss John. That was my grandfather’s name.

There are some interesting names on the top 1000 list at behindthename: I wouldn’t guess that Omar or Jaylen would be in the top 200.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like names that are a bit traditional but not so common that my kids will know a lot of people with their names.  For instance, I’m Kimberly and while it is a very normal, traditional name, I do not know very many Kimberlys and never shared my name with another kid in class.

I’ll try to do the same when I name my kids.  Darling Husband and I like Jason for a boy and I love Adeline (Addie for short) for a girl – although apparently that’s become all the rage now but I’ve loved the name since I was in middle school and met the only Addie I’ve ever known in my life.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a feeling that all the “John”s and “Matthews” have grown up and named their kids something different!  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m hoping to name our son (when the time comes) John, but call him Jack as a nickname.  My grandpa was named John but went by Jack, and my dad is named John and is called John.

I love ‘old school’ names!

One thing I will definitely not name my kid is Michael – there are plenty of boys out there with that name!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MsGolightly: My dad is a John who goes by Jack. I love that Jack is a nickname for John even though they are the same number of letters/syllables.

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