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I know it shouldn't matter, but I just can't get over the fact that my absolute favorite girl name, Sofia, is now the #1 name.
I love it, but I just can't do it. Anyone else feel like this? Anyone naming her despite it?
Nah. I've got a Jackson, and I love his name. I know it's popular, but so what? That just means even more people love it when I tell them what his name is. lol I know he could have kids in his class with his name. I had kids in my class with my name, it was never a huge deal.
The only reason I might change my mind would be if we had a super common last name, but we don't.
We chose Owen knowing full well it was rising in popularity. But we love(d) it anyways.
Also, Norah is on our short list if/when we have a girl. It was my great-grandmother's name and we both love it.
Unique is great, but I think timeless is better.
AEN1029:Quite a few, but the hardest one was Jacob. It's been number 1 for way too long and number 2 in our state for just as long. I love it, but not enough to have him grow up with 10 others in his class.
My DS is named Benjamin and there are 2 in his class (and it's ranked in the 20's when he was born) and 2 Avery/Averis. No Jacobs though!
Yep. LOVE LOVE LOVE Charlotte but its just too popular. :(
Worried our boy name is becoming popular too which SUCKS
We're not TTC just yet, but I thought I would give MO. I'm in love with the name Charlie/Charleigh for a girl and it is becoming very popular. I wouldn't hesitate to use that name if we still love it when our LO is on her way.
Also, my name is Jessica. There was always another one. I really didn't mind it. I now work with a woman who is also Jessica and she and I joke about it often, but neither of us are bothered by it.
Hope this helps!
Yep! I loved Lillian but it's getting too popular so it's out. I don't want her to Lilly or Lillian <insert last initial here> all through school.
I've loved the name Sophia and Owen for years but we have 2 boys and went with family names for them, I am due tomorrow with #3 (yes and still no definite name) and now DH loves Sophia and I'm thinking its way too popular now, he says who cares we don't know any and none of our neighbors have any so they won't be in school with tons of the same names. Owen I would still use just because we don't have any in our area and I see names like Aidan and Liam staying much higher in number (again, in our area... I know 4 Aidans and 3 Liams). My MW says I will be going late again, so we have a few days, so we will wait until baby gets here and decide then to go with Sophia/Owen or family names we have as plan "B"
I'm actually the opposite. I would not name my child a name that is in the top 50. I was the only one with the name Skylar in my school all the way up to graduation. I took pride in that as a child and I loved my name.
I really don't want my child to be one of six in his/her class. Luckily, the majority of our names aren't very popular (with the exception of Wyatt and Norah, but those are for later down the road so we can revisit them at that time.)
Skyjewell23:(with the exception of Wyatt and Norah, but those are for later down the road so we can revisit them at that time.)
(with the exception of Wyatt and Norah, but those are for later down the road so we can revisit them at that time.)
I find it so funny two people here have commented on Norah as being popular (think we're going with it). It is #263, #137 without the 'h' and combined it's #119. It's not "unique" but not a top 50 or 10. I've never heard it on someone IRL, but maybe it's just not an East Coast name?
Anyhoo. I could do anything #50-100 if I loved it. Below #50? Probably not, and I'd never do a top 10 name.
Norah transformed our family January 6, 2013
For girls, yes. I have a total double standard. But I like so many girl names and need to scratch them off somehow. If this is a boy he will be William. And the popularity does bother me, but we've loved it for 9 years and it's after DH's grandfather, a classic name with many nickname options. So it is what it is.
Now, if it were trendy, or even definitely rising due to the surge in old fashioned names, then I'd keep looking.