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View Poll Results: How common is your child's name?
1 to 10 24 6.90%
11 to 50 37 10.63%
51 to 100 27 7.76%
101 to 150 22 6.32%
151 to 200 14 4.02%
201 to 300 28 8.05%
301 to 400 24 6.90%
401+ 172 49.43%
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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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?
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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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DD -- not in the top 1000 for the last 9 years.

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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!

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Hunter is 57.
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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.

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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"?
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2 of mine aren't in the top 1000, and one is 444.
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and that's how it goes, isn't it? Do they go by William, or are they "Billy"?
Two are William, one is "Will".

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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.

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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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 )

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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
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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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I guess my kids have popular names. Dylan's was 19 the year she was born, but on the boy list. I couldn't find it on the girl list. Ava was 5. I knew that at the time but loved it so I chose it despite the popularity.

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OK, I did it correctly that time. Dylan was 499 for girls the year she was born. Ava still 5.

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Gosh, how did all those names get so popular if 50% of poll respondents have kids with super uncommon names?
Because there are many more names in the uncommon name group. Plus most people here at MDC are freaks.

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DS- 17
DD1-48
dd2-not in top 1000 for any year listed
dd3-888

All of them are rising in popularity (well except dd2 who is listed yet, but I'm sure it will be there in a year or two!)

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dd is just over 225 and and ds is just short of 1000
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My son's name was not ranked at all. His name is Keiran.

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lol both of my kids were not in the top 1000 for the last 9 years according to the link. I guess I escaped my mom's originality faux pas - Heather in 1973, ooh, I'll go look that up #8

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My son's name was not ranked at all. His name is Keiran.
That was one of the names we were considering for ds2.

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I need multiple options.

Janelle- 482 in 2002, the year she was born, and 400 in 2007
Kincaid-not in the top 1000
Travis-169 in 2007 (he was born in 2007)
River (due next month)-561

So I voted 401+ since it's true 3/4ths of the time.

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