Picking an OVER POPULAR name?
Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:17 AM
What do you think about choosing a name on the popular list?? My husband said who cares that it's on the popular list, we don't know anyone with that name.... Which I thought was a good point, but what if they start school and everyone in the class has the same name.....will I regret it later??
Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:26 PM
Just choose a name you love and try not to worry about how popular it is. It doesn't matter.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:30 PM
My boyfriend brought up that same point. I pointed out that we don't know many babies! Those are the ones being named Olivia, Aiden, etc. All of the people we know are named Justin, Tiffany, and other names that were popular in the 80s.
You might not know anyone with that name now, but how many babies do you know? How many of them have those popular names? Probably a lot more than you think.
That said, if you truly love the name(s), and it won't make you cringe to meet possibly dozens of other children with similar names, go for it! If not, use them for a middle name, or choose a name that is similar in sound/style that might not have as much popularity.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:02 PM
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:35 AM
If there were two names you liked equally, and one was more popular than the other, then I'd go for the less popular. But I always think your enjoyment of the name is more important than it's popularity.
Also, there can be positives to having a very popular name. For example, everyone will always know how to spell and pronounce the name.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:40 PM
However, for my self I couldn't do it. I wanted something out of the top 50 just because I don't like super popular names but I don't like way out there names. My daughter ended up Ariana Danielle, which is 83 & 195 on the list. She was almost a "Riley" but I just couldn't do it :/
Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:51 PM
In the end, I think some advice my mom told me at my baby shower I had with Will, is prudent here. You and your husband are the ones who have to deal with the name at first on a 24/7 level. You two are the only ones whose opinions matter because you're the ones constantly referring to the child as "(Fill in the blank)" all the time. No matter what, you'll have someone who'll make a comment about the name and you'll have to deal with that. Also, when your child is old enough they will ask, why you named them that. I remember asking my mom why a lot and I loved hearing "Because your Dad and I chose it together and loved it."
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