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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 #121 of 148
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Originally Posted by leighann79 View Post
William (due in August)- #8, I'm not thrilled, but William is a family name on both sides and we really want to use it.
Thing is, you don't meet that many Williams of any age. I'd rather have my kid be the only "William" at play group than one of several "uniquely" named kids, y'know?
post #122 of 148
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Originally Posted by finn'smama View Post
just checked my own name (Anika)-998 in 1977 and 510 in 2007
I've heard Anika is predicted to become very popular in the next few years. I really like your name, BTW.
post #123 of 148
My DD's name is not in the top 1000.

We actually checked the SSA before choosing a name as my prerequisite was that the name could NOT be in the top 1000.

If a name showed up there, it got crossed off our list.

My name isn't in the top 1000 either.
post #124 of 148
Sophie-- #6. When we picked it out (years ahead of time ), it was classic, well-known, but not common (and I'm speaking as a teacher who had to nix a TON of names based on every other kid having that name, or being, erm, too memorable ). But now it's EVERYWHERE. But that happened to my mom with my sister Melissa, too-- it got VERY popular the year she used it, and now it's a nice name and not everyone she meets shares it. Whatever! No other name could possibly suit this kid, so it was meant to be
post #125 of 148
we actually used this site to find popular names from 100 years ago and to make sure our kids names were NOT POPULAR. neither are in the top 1000 ever.
post #126 of 148
DD -- not in the top 1000 for the last 9 years.
post #127 of 148
DD is #967, but falling and mostly absent from the top 1000 over the past 50 years.
It is interesting how even "popular" names aren't as widespread anymore just because we've got a greater variety. Oh how I wish though, that Sophie and Madeleine weren't so common though.
Our naming rules are that it must be intuitively spelled (typically the traditional spelling) and uncommon. Harder to do with two different native tongues and two additional adopted languages (French, English, Spanish, Kituba).
I am super curious about all the neat names on here!
post #128 of 148
Hunter is 57.
post #129 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
Thing is, you don't meet that many Williams of any age. I'd rather have my kid be the only "William" at play group than one of several "uniquely" named kids, y'know?
William has gotten extremely popular in my area. I know of 3 under the age of 2.
post #130 of 148
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Originally Posted by Amylcd View Post
William has gotten extremely popular in my area. I know of 3 under the age of 2.
and that's how it goes, isn't it? Do they go by William, or are they "Billy"?
post #131 of 148
2 of mine aren't in the top 1000, and one is 444.
post #132 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
and that's how it goes, isn't it? Do they go by William, or are they "Billy"?
Two are William, one is "Will".
post #133 of 148
DS's name isn't in the top 1000 (we're pretty sure there isn't anyone else with his name, since we kind of made it up).

Child-to-be's name, which will be the same whether boy or girl, isn't listed in the top 1000 names for either male or female. Which is interesting, because in our Australian statistics, it's #97 for boys last year.
post #134 of 148
Well.....

I have a Jakob. Using the traditional spelling (Jacob), it's been #1 since 1999. It was #15 the year he was born, but I didn't know any other Jacobs and I obviously didn't have the Internet back in 1992 to see how popular a name was.

Using his spelling, it was #303 in 2007 and #481 the year he was born.

My other son is Adam, which is waning in popularity. It was #65 in 2007, and #38 the year he was born.

I was not looking for trendy names, but I have an unusual name which I've always hated and have been made fun of about (even now, and I'm almost 40), and I wanted "normal" names for my kids. Their middle names are more unusual, and their last name is waaaaay unusual, so classic first names are a good thing, IMO.
post #135 of 148
child 1: 11-50 (most recent) 1-10 birth year
child 2: 1-10 (most recent) 1-10 birth year
child 3: 201-300 (most recent) (doesn't say for his birth year)
post #136 of 148
PS: all 3 of my kids "picked" their name. DS1 was almost Michael and it just didn't "feel right" but when we decided on the name we ended up using I just "knew".

DD was almost named Alana. It took me 24 hours after she was born to decide, and we ended up with something completely different. My mom was so disappointed - then her friend had a baby 6 months later and ended up naming the baby Alana...

DS2 we planned on Nicholas, but it didnt feel right, and we figured out his name 3 days after he was born... but I went against my gut feeling on his middle name and I still consider changing it from time to time... his middle name was not his intended middle name I just sense it.
post #137 of 148
Trend for DD1's name is losing popularity, though stll in the top 30 names.

Trend for DD2's name is gaining popularity, just broke the Top 50.

DD named herself in DH's dreams long before we were PG or trying. DD2, we picked because we liked it, but it didn't come to us in any inspired sort of way like DD1's name.
post #138 of 148
DD1 was in the top ten in 2007 and in the top 20 in the year she was born.

DD2 is not in the top 1000 now or at birth.

DS was in the 50'ish range in 2007 (which was also the year of his birth )
post #139 of 148
not in the 1000 for the last 9 years.. guess thats why my mother in law looked at me in awe when i said 'Jeronimo' hihi
post #140 of 148
You should've made the pole multiple choice, for those of us who have (a lot) more than one kid, lol.

FULL first names:
DD1 - Consistantly at or around #10 for the past twenty years.
DD2 - Not in the top 1000
DS1 - Hangs around 180
DD3 - Around 80
DS2 - Around 100, falling fast
DS3 - Around 600
Name for DS4, who is due in Sept - Not in the top 1000
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