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#1 rhaego

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:10 PM

We've heard all these trendy or popular names over and over and it can get a bit annoying and redundant, but there are a few that are good names regardless! Which ones do you still love? I can't stop loving Lily however popular it gets, it's too beautiful. I don't like the names that can have a million different spellings with just as many rhyming names such as Haylee/Kaylie/Baileigh/Myley/Riley/Maycee/Lacy. But I still love the names and spellings Haylie and Lacey. Madeleine (not Madelyn or Madeline) is in my top three girl names. That's all I can think of now, but I'm sure I'll add as you guys do. So tell me what you love..despite the popularity!

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:20 PM

I really like Alana. It's not too too popular like Lily, Emma, Sophia or Isabella, but it was ranked #100 on top 100 Girl Names in the USA in 2007. For boys, I do like Braden (pronounced BRAY den, but not spelled Brayden/Bradyn/Braeden/Braiden). If I can get Brian to agree, I'd really like to use Braden Alexander on a boy. And an added bonus, Brady is a cute nn when he's little.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:39 PM

Man. Emma and Sophia are both lovely names, too. Isabella, I like, but it's my young cousin's name and I don't think I'd ever like it enough to give that name to my daughter.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:45 PM

I'm also a huge Grey's Anatomy fan, so I like Addison & Meredith for girls and Derek for a boy. But they're all too popular for me to even consider. Addison was #6 on 2007's Top 100 Baby Names list. If it was like in the 80s, maybe even the 50s, then I'd consider it. I like the nn Addy, but I'd rather use Adeline or Adele since they're less popular.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:55 PM

I've never seen Grey's Anatomy, actually. Haha. But Derek and Meredith don't seem so popular to me.. Addison, definitely. I remember in elementary school, there was this boy a grade older than me and his name was Addison and I was just so intrigued by it because I had never heard it before and it was just like Madison without the M! Haha. I like Adelaide. At first when it started popping up I thought it was strange, but it's grown on me.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:00 AM

I think that Derek and Meredith are names on the rise. I've seen them on the Genie Polls a lot lately. Another Grey's name that's really popular is Preston, but I'm not too keen on it.
Adelaide is another great name to give the nn Addy/Addie/Addi.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:10 AM

Hmm.. I remember seeing Meredith a time or two, but never Derek. Maybe it just isn't sticking out in my mind..

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:12 AM

IDK, if it's as popular as Preston but I certainly remember seeing it quite a few times in March.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:21 AM

Well..okay then. I would certainly just prefer the name Grey! No 'a' please! I personally don't like the spelling "gray" for anything, including a name. Even though I'm pretty sure it's the "proper" American English spelling.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 04:34 AM

Lily, Sophia, and Olivia are beautiful names that I shall always love, but are too popular for me to ever consider using!

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:13 AM

Usually, if a name I love is too popular, to the point that it may become dated in the near future, I start to like it, but no longer love it. There's only one name that I will to love always, no matter it's popularity: Emma.

Names that I like but are too popular for me to love are: Isabella, Emily, Lily, Nathan, Benjamin, Logan.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:22 AM

I really love Ava despite it's popularity! I also love Lily, Emma, Madeline, and Grace.
Noah has always been one of my favorite boy names, and of course Austin (my fathers and grandfathers name).

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:25 AM

Emily, Lily, Sophie and Ruby are beautiful but oh so popular... For boys I don't seem to have a problem with popularity, since I've already used Thomas (as a middle name though) and James, and would use Oliver in a heartbeat.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:35 AM

Ava is another one that is very pretty, but very popular.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:42 AM

I like Addison as well.

I like Alexander and Ava...

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 01:01 PM

I also love Lily, and will, no matter how popular it gets. I also like Rose and Elizabeth for middle names. I loooove the name Braden (spelled that way too). I first saw it on a show, Summerland. I don't care how popular they become, I also looove Aiden (for a boy) and Hayden (for a girl). Some names I don't like.... Olivia, Renee, Nicole. I like Addison, but it is sooo popular!

Hmmm....can't think of any others!

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 01:57 PM

Emma
Abigail (we used it anyway; it means "her father's joy")
Olivia
Hannah
Elizabeth (most people think it's just a good middle name though, sniff)
Chloe
William
Ryan
Noah
James

What can I say? Lots of people have good taste! The fact that so many traditional names are popular right now, I think they'll continue to remain timeless. I'm afraid other popular names, like Madison, Addison, Ethan, Dylan and Aiden may be dated someday if they wear their welcome out. :unsure:

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 10:07 PM

I've always loved Elizabeth, although seeing as how it's been in the top ten for the past 200 years, I'd say that makes it far from trendy.

I guess my guilty pleasure trendy name is Hayden. I do like the sound of it, but it's sooo popular. Stop naming your kids after Hayden Christensen people!

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:15 PM

I love Brooklyn,Autumn,Camille,Haley,William,James,Jeremy,Danielle,Elle,Harley,Joy,Kayl
a,Kaylee.... and a bunch of other names

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 08:20 AM

Lauren - it was quite high on the charts in 2006 (no.24), but we used it for our daughter anyway.

Other names I like are Hannah (which I can't use since my oldest daughter's middle name is Ann)

Ava, Emma, Sophia, Abigail, Olivia and Ella - all of which are on my middle names list instead. I find that popular first names make for excellent middle names.




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