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The high-profile letter V is found in many stylish baby names right now, but letâ€™s not discount the potential of its neighbor, the power vowel U. Just consider the popularity of names like Lucy, Ruby, Jude, and Luca–and there are any number of other, similar names with promise:
â€˘ June was one of the fastest rising names, climbing over 100 places to #470
â€˘ Luna broke the top 300
â€˘ Juniper broke the top 1000
â€˘ Elula became Isla Fisher and Sasha Baron Cohenâ€™s pick for their second daughter and was one of Nameberryâ€™s hottest baby names of 2011
Earlier this week, Nameberry explored the unexpected middle names of some very famous figures.Â Who knew that Hugh Grant wore the middle name Mungo, or that Charlie Sheen had Irwin in the middle spot?
Here in Washington DC, Iâ€™m convinced that while weâ€™re quite daring with our childrenâ€™s given names, every single girl is sharing the same middle: Rose.Â Iâ€™d rather see Rose in the first spot, like Charlotteâ€™s younger daughter in the Sex in the City series.Â But Rose came in at a frosty #337 in the 2010 rankings.Â Youâ€™re more likely to meet a girl called Esmeralda, Fatima, or Leilani.
What explains the rise of a suddenly-everywhere middle name?Â Yes, many of us have grandmothers named Rose.Â But we also have grandmothers named Jean, Joan, and Ruth, and those names arenâ€™t nearly as popular.Â At a recent baby shower, the guest-of-honor had chosen Rose for a daughterâ€™s middle name.Â So had the other expectant mom in the room, and one of the brand new parents had already named her daughter Amelie Rose.