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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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#1 of 148 Old 04-16-2009, 12:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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/

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Hiya Limabean. I voted assuming you meant popularity in the last reported year.

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both my kids are 401+ for the year they were born, but dd's name is steadily rising and is now at 353

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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).

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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.
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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

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As far as I know, there aren't any other kids with any of my kid's names.

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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

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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.

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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.
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DS1 not in top 1000.
DS2 is 69
DS3 is not in the top 1000
DD is not in the top 1000
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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 )

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Wesley ranges 154-195 in the last 10 years and Seth ranges 90-115 in the last 3 years.

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DS's name was 373rd for his birth year

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Braden 156 for 2007

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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"

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#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
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It is not in the top 1000 names for the last 9 years.

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My son doesn't rank and my daughter bested at 629. Why I'm shocked!
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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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Both of their names are in the 201 to 300 range for 2001.
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Voted for ds1, sadly very popular. 18 for the year he was born.
ds2 - 52 the year he was born
ds3 - 20 in 2007

Ugh, I always wanted less popular names for my kids, but just finding names we agreed on was a nightmare.

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His official name is not even in the top 1000, but his nickname that we use is wildly popular.

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Ds1's for the year he was born (2001) was 29.

Ds2's for 2007 (he was born in 2008) was 427.

My name was 10 in 2007, surprising to me... I didn't think Elizabeth was a very popular name.

Dh's name was 9, not surprising, Matthew is a name I hear all the time (in fact, it's my brother's name, too.)

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Tobias is 477, was 485 the year he was born. It looks like it is VERY slowly gaining a little more popularity, but still a rare name.

Eagan hasn't been in the top 1000 in the last 9 years. I doubt it's ever been in the top 1000.
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Dd's name spelled how we spell it is not in the top 1000.

The traditional spelling was in the 600s in 2007.

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DD's name was in the 700's. I'm surprised it's not more popular. I guess I can't be TOO surprised though, because I picked a less popular name on purpose.
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DS is top 10 for the year he was born, slowly falling and now at 20. His first middle name has been bopping around between 750 and 1000 for both genders for the past 10 years. His 2nd middle name is not in the top 1000.
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DS- #3
DD- not on the radar

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#1 - 120
#2 - 1 (Emilie!)
#3 - 104

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