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baby name Rowan

Our second Berry Question of the Week comes from Blaire, who lives in Asheville, North Carolina.  The mom of infant daughter Rowan (that’s her in the adorable picture), Blaire writes:

“I really would appreciate a little input on trends, since you guys are so good at predicting the next “hot” baby names.

I have always wanted three children and have pretty much known what I wanted to name them for years. My daughter and first child Rowan Jane was born in October 2011 and since then I have been seeing Rowan literally everywhere.  I thought it wasn’t that popular. =(

Since I want to avoid this in the future, my question is about my other two favorite names. My other favorite girl’s name is Wren.. and my boy’s name is Milo. What are your honest opinions on Wren and Milo?  Are they becoming popular and/or trendy?  Do you see them skyrocketing in the near future?

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Question of the Week: What was I thinking?

whatwasithin

Yes, that’s the question of the week:

Is there a name that you were seriously considering for your child that you now can’t believe you ever contemplated using?

Was it a fleeting idea or did it remain high on your list?

So what were you thinking?

And what got you to come to your senses?

Care to share?

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perfectfami

Calling all name nerds!  This question/challenge of the week is aimed at you:

If there weren’t any restrictions—no real life spouse to compromise with, no in-laws to contend with, no last name to match, no concerns about overpopulation or putting six fantasy children through college–

WHAT WOULD YOUR IDEAL, PERFECTLY NAMED FAMILY BE?

The family can be any size you like.

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samenamex

Today’s QOW was inspired by a comment from jgirl525.

This week it’s a two-parter:

a.  What’s your response when you meet someone who shares your own first name? Do you feel an instant kinship or do you feel more proprietary?  If it’s a popular name, do you immediately start comparing nicknames and wondering why your parents chose a name like, say, Jennifer, of which there are now (literally) 1,424,755 in the world?

If it’s an unusual name, do you feel just a little bit resentful that it’s not yours alone?

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scared

Today’s Question of the Week comes from the pages of our very own forums:

Is there a name that you wish you were gutsy enough to use—but probably aren’t?  One that you really  love, but fear is too extreme?

Are you afraid of the effect it would have on your child–or other people’s reaction?

FYI–some of the names your fellow berries have put on the table:

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