My 5 year old, Isabella, is actually really into names. She regularly points out her like or dislike for names she encounters. I guess you could even say that she named our younger daughter, Vanessa. She was obsessed with the name Vanessa for a while before I got pregnant. At some point all of her dolls and stuffed animals were named Vanessa. Whenever we would ask her what we should name her little sister, she would insist that her name had to be Vanessa. I guess it kind of grew on us and we couldn't see this baby as anything other than a Vanessa. Recently, Isabella came home and told me that she wants a baby brother named Meyer. She doesn't have a Meyer in her class, so I have no idea where that name came from. :)
I don't have kids, but my younger sister told me the other day that Hayden is her favorite name for a girl. :/
I have totally turned my kids into name lovers. Here are there lists for baby #4:
My children are too young to name things (Although Hazel recently got a bear and she named it Boo.) but my nieces and nephews have shown interest in names.
My 7 year old nephew likes the names Timmy & Phineas for boys (wonder where he got Phineas from, eh? ;) ) and Isabella and Olivia for girls. He has a 'crush' who is called Olivia so I think thats why ;) My 5 year old niece has dolls called Finny, Ellie, Bobby & Jake. Pretty cute.