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UhOh! New trendy names!

post #1 of 29
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http://www.disneybaby.com/blog/the-fastest-rising-baby-names-sophias-of-the-future/?bcid=fb::db:ogp:txt&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=disbaby&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=Organic-Post:Text

 

There are a couple of names that I love on that list (Henry, Amelia, Charlotte, Bryn) It's a good thing we've still got 6+ months to figure this out!

post #2 of 29

oh geez.  Both my boys are on the sure to skyrocket list, and my boy name, Flynn is on the list too. and middle name too. I thought I was being kinda unique. eyesroll.gif  The only Flynn I know is Flynn the fire engine from Thomas the train.

post #3 of 29

while I agree with some of them...some of them I have rarely if ever seen. And I'm on a few online groups. After my firstborn...her name is Emma...which when I picked was NOT popular but by the time I had a child and used it it was INSANELY popular...I was determined to find different names...names not close to the top AT ALL....so it does irk me that Olive is on the rising list. However I've only seen a couple (online never in person)....And I love her name so why wouldn't others...but I try really hard to find different names that are NOT common. Grr. This makes my naming job harder lol. However my other children weren't on the list...whew. :)

post #4 of 29
Thread Starter 

Well ladies, I think this just means that we have good tastes and that we're ahead of the curve ; )

post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by firespiritmelody View Post

Well ladies, I think this just means that we have good tastes and that we're ahead of the curve ; )

HA! exactly! I've heard of "cool-hunters" that go out into Etsy and craft blogs looking for the next trends that will pop up in Old NAvy/Abercrombie etc... I wonder if the writers of articles liek these do the same...

 

and btw the only Flynn that immediately came to mind for me was from TRON...and then Flynn Rider from Tangled....

post #6 of 29
How sad to see my name used by a kardashian...(I had no idea there was a baby Penelope in that group, but then until two weeks ago I thought a snooki was that wearable blanket thing. My teens will be laughing about that for a long time).

Love, p
post #7 of 29
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  1. , but then until two weeks ago I thought a snooki was that wearable blanket thing.

You mean it's not?

FWIW, I've only known one Penelope - my high school Latin teacher.  We called her Pee-na-lope :)

post #8 of 29
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How sad to see my name used by a kardashian...(I had no idea there was a baby Penelope in that group...

 

 

Yep, Penelope was at the top of our list too for this baby - fits all of our "wants" - unusual, different first initial from our other girls, 8 letters (which is just a coincidence lol) But, along came baby Kardashian and I'm sure we're going to be seeing a LOT of Penelope's now irked.gif since there seem to be a lot of people that "like" naming their kids after celebrities/offspring...

post #9 of 29

*shakes fists* I love both Mila and Isla, not to mention Jackson is the new Aiden. I have an Autumn and Sylas, both a bit uncommon.. I don't want a trendy name :(

post #10 of 29

I eat my words, I see that Sylas is on that list, too. Dammit!

post #11 of 29

When I named my daughter, her name wasn't popular...and now it's rising. :(    I so wanted her to have a name like mine (it's "normal" - but I never had anyone else in my class with the same name).

 

Oh well. At least our most likely picks for #2 aren't on the rising lists, or in the top 100 from 2011.

post #12 of 29

Really? Vera?  I so love that name and so wish it wasn't becoming popular!  At least my son's name, Weston, is still pretty uncommon smile.gif

post #13 of 29

DD1 is on the list, Harper. Not only is she on the list, but the fastest rising of the top 100. Even better!! We already have a boy name done, but will debate for awhile if this is a girl.

post #14 of 29

Ahh, looks like #3's name is on the rise.  I guess I feel good I'm ahead of the curve. ;)

post #15 of 29
Well, we had our girl name of Penelope Sage picked out from way back in 2008 when DS was on the way and way before it got used by celebs for their daughters...so we will keep it and people can think what they want. Though I don't mind that Tina Fey used it for her daughter cause I think she is funny, it does really bug me that people may associate it with a Kardashian (eww!!). In the end though, it may work in our favor because now that a Kardashian has used it, that may put others off from copycatting (for fear of people thinking they were copycatting a Kardashian) and so my Penny would still have a fairly unique name that wouldn't be common amongst her peers. Of course, we don't know if this one will be a Penelope (could be a Nikolas Parker)...but I am not gonna change my baby name because some bimbo used it!! Besides, it works so well with DS's name of Edmund Robert (we like classic names).
post #16 of 29

What the?!!  BRYN is on that list? LOL  I've never seen my name on a popular list.  Granted, Bryn is just short for Brynna, but still weird.

post #17 of 29

Don't worry, ladies.  DD's name was supposed to become very popular, and while it's more common than when I named her, it never did become that popular. 

post #18 of 29

OH NO! Both of our agreed upon boy and girl names are on the sure to skyrocket list! ;) I'm trying to decide if I should even TELL my husband that we are in danger of having popular/trendy names, because he is really picky, and has a lot of stipulations when it comes to name finding. These are his rules, and according to him we have to follow at least one of them per name:

 

1. Can be a familial name but only if the person is already dead.

2. Can be a name of an admirable historical figure (again, historical is key: person has to be dead).

3. Admirable biblical figure- no problem there, as they are all most certainly dead ;)

4. Name can NOT be on the top 20 list for atleast the last 20 or so years.

 

I'm more flexible: I used to work on the Mother/baby floor of a large hospital and saw the baby-naming trends as they were happening. I just pick one I like and if its unusual enough, sounds good with the last name, and there are no obvious, ridiculous nicknames,  we're in business. Gah. Good thing we have some time to figure it out!

post #19 of 29

I love Silas and Levi and I saw those both on that list a few days ago. We never really could choose a boy name, but those were near the top of the list. 

post #20 of 29
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I do some assistant teaching for a really neat birth prep workshop and we always ask the parents what they're naming their babies, if they know. I've had at least 2 Bryn's this year and there are usually less then 10 couples per workshop and it's only once a month ; ) It's a name I love, but it's most definitely gaining on the charts!

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