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Speaking of baby name popularity

Poll Results: How common is your child's name?

 
  • 6% (24)
    1 to 10
  • 10% (37)
    11 to 50
  • 7% (27)
    51 to 100
  • 6% (22)
    101 to 150
  • 4% (14)
    151 to 200
  • 8% (28)
    201 to 300
  • 6% (24)
    301 to 400
  • 49% (172)
    401+
348 Total Votes  
post #1 of 148
Thread Starter 
How popular is your child's name?

Towards the bottom right of this link, there's a space to enter your child's name and it'll tell you how common it is. If you have more than one child, I guess just pick one to use for the poll.

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/
post #2 of 148
Hiya Limabean. I voted assuming you meant popularity in the last reported year.
post #3 of 148
both my kids are 401+ for the year they were born, but dd's name is steadily rising and is now at 353
post #4 of 148
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Limabean1975 View Post
Hiya Limabean. I voted assuming you meant popularity in the last reported year.
Hi Limabean!

However you want to do it -- either their birth year or the most recent year available (which I think is 2007).
post #5 of 148
Wow, my kids' names, fairly popular when I was a kid, are currently dropping like rocks. DD's name is into the 400s now, after decreasing every year for the past six years. DS's name is in the 100s, so falling more slowly, but also continuously. Interesting.
post #6 of 148
One is in the top 5 and the other is in the top 50. Oddly enough, I only remember meeting 2-3 kids with DS's name in 7 years, and I've never met a child with DD's name. I typically see her name on 20-25 year olds. We knew they were both high on name lists because they are traditional names
post #7 of 148
As far as I know, there aren't any other kids with any of my kid's names.
post #8 of 148
If I use his spelling it's over 400th

If I use the traditional spelling (Brody instead of Brodie) it's 105th

His middle name was not in the top 1000 at all
post #9 of 148
Well, when I put in DD's actual name-- Owyn-- it's no where on the list of top 1000 names. However, Owen is #56 in boy's names. So there are many other people with the same name as her, but very few girls.
post #10 of 148
My daughter's name was not in the top 1000 popular names in the last 7 yrs.
My son's name was ranked between 100-150.
post #11 of 148
DS1 not in top 1000.
DS2 is 69
DS3 is not in the top 1000
DD is not in the top 1000
post #12 of 148
Our dd's name is in the top 10 this year, but she was supposed to be a he and all we did was feminize the boy's name we had chosen. (It was the only girl's name we could agree on )
post #13 of 148
Wesley ranges 154-195 in the last 10 years and Seth ranges 90-115 in the last 3 years.
post #14 of 148
DS's name was 373rd for his birth year
post #15 of 148
Braden 156 for 2007
post #16 of 148
I didn't vote because I couldn't decided which kid's name to choose

By my specific spellings, and the year 2007:

Denae = not in the top 1,000
Nathan = 24
Jayden = 18
Lincoln = 224

so, I'm all over the place with baby naming: from 18th most popular to not even in the top 1000.

Kinda funny that Jayden is the most popular of my kids' names, I seem to recall some of my family saying, "I've never heard of that one"
post #17 of 148
#1 was 230 in her birth year, 345 in 2007

#2 was 328 in her birth year, 512 in 2007

#3 was 70 in her birth year, 61 in 2007

#4 was 70 in his birth year, 74 in 2007
post #18 of 148
It is not in the top 1000 names for the last 9 years.
post #19 of 148
My son doesn't rank and my daughter bested at 629. Why I'm shocked!
post #20 of 148
DD's first name

Birth year: #16
Most recent: #29


DS's first name

Birth year: #25
Most recent: #3

DD's middle name

Birth year: #827
Most recent: Not on the list


DS's middle name

Birth year: #31
Most recent: #51
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