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#1 JENN2688


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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:26 AM

Here are the Top Names of 2009 from various websites .....



So, what do you all think?

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#2 Jessica J

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:13 PM

Wow, things have really changed one year to the next

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:37 PM

The two lists are actually quite different. Amelia/Emilia is number one on the first list and is 57 on the other list. These probably aren't 100% accurate but they do seem to follow the trends for the most part. I agree with Jessica, they have changed quite a bit since last year....Jacob got knocked down several spots to Aiden, which isn't really all that surprising. Most of the names are pretty predictable i.e. Isabella, Madison, Jackson, Ethan, etc. etc. etc.
Some of the names I actually like...

Lila(h) jumped up it seems...it wasn't that popular when I had my Lilah. Same with Caleb...it was pretty high this year! Hmm naming trends are so strange.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:49 AM

Wow! Alyssa jumped all the way down to 56 on the first list and to 31 on the second list!

I don't think I will ever understand naming trends...lol.


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Posted 29 December 2009 - 02:40 PM

i agree with you cuzin naming trends are to tricky <_< to understand at all

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:34 PM

Baby name trends are very interesting to me.

I love the names Aiden, Jacob, Liam, Oliver, Emma, Sophia, Ava, Olivia.... but I loved all those
names before I started looking at top name lists. Then I was surprised and dissapointed.

So..do we start to like names because they are so popular and we hear them so often?
Or do we stop using them because they are so popular, and therefore they begin to decline in

it's like what came first, the chicken or the egg?

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 07:28 PM

I think your decline theory is correct. Names get super popular so people don't use them any more and find new names that then in turn become really popular.

I don't like most of the trendy/popular names right now...but I think it's because they are popular. If Emma and Ava weren't at the top of the list, I would love/use them. That is why I tend to like more classic/timeless names.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:26 PM

hmm Nathaniel is the 86th on the babycenter.com list and 45th on the babynames.com list. Big difference, but I see some names are very popular. Simon is nowhere but i dont care. I use the names i love and i think everyone do this and popular names popular because they sounds trendy, youthful and easy to pronounce them. thats my opinion.

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