When I found mine I bought it it was the last one in a damaged case and cost 2 bucks it was a hairbrush but still.
My brother has a popular name and has seen his name a few times my sister however has an unusual name and has never seen anything with her name on it.
That said I used to like more popular names and now I think to only one I would be able to find is Matilda or maybe Ellie which I would use as a nickname.
This was my problem too. I'm a Hannah:)
Originally Posted by essjay
I've never tried this my favourite names, but it would be a waste of time. I seriously doubt there are any Georgiana or Rosamund keyrings out there. Maybe Rosie though. its in the top 100. Tristan and Felix? Both 131 in England and Wales atm. So, a possibility but still rather unlikely. I was rather pleased to get a Leo Christmas tree decoration for my cousin a couple of years ago though, though I didn't realise at the time how popular Leo had become.
I am a Jennifer born in 1979, so I never had an issue finding my name on anything. My children do though (I saw Sebastian's name once but nobody else...surprised there aren't more items with Violet on them considering I hear the name a lot these days...), but thankfully in the day and age of Etsy and easy to personalize because of computers world we live in, if I want their name on something (or, they do) it isn't hard to do. So far when in museum gift shops, my kids are drawn to the cheap-o plasticrap and not personalized items. Except Bronwen, she always wants whatever cheesy jewelry or stuffed animals are out, ha ha.
After Christmas, we were at a local tourist trap where both my brother and his wife worked as teens. We were purchasing them waterbottles for a Tough Mudder type bike race they were doing (something with Zombies and mud and cold weather...I am caught up in my own little world and am clueless to what exactly this is, lol) and my kids were shocked to see Michael and Ashley on water bottles "just like that"...Seb even commented that it was "weird" to see "mom and dad names on everything" (the waterbottles were mostly names from my generation with the occasional Emma or Jacob thrown in) . Mind you there friends do not have many names they see duplicated where as "mom and dad names" usually are (I have several friends named Amy, Lisa, Jennifer, and Steph...), interesting perspective.
I could never find my name on anything when I was a kid. My sister always found her name, but I usually ended up leaving the store very disappointed. My parents would sometimes get me things with my nickname on them, but it wasn’t the same as having something with my first name on it. :(
I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to find my favorite names either. They’re not weird or uncommon names, it’s just that they’re not in the top 100.
I have occasionally found my name on personalized things, but not that often because of the spelling. I've never found my daughter's name on anything. It's pretty uncommon, so I knew that would be the case. I bet most kids these days have a hard time finding their names on personalized items because there are so many unusual names, alternate spellings, etc.
I would argue that they don't even necessarily have the most common names in those things, but the names whoever decided which names to make thought were common. I was looking at the personalized name balloons at the party supply store before my daughter's birthday and they had classic names like Michael, Elizabeth, etc. and then things like Jennifer, Jason, Ashley, etc. that were popular in a different generation. There were a few that are actually popular now like Jacob, Mason, and Emma, but mostly they were same names that were on things when I was a kid.
Growing up, my name and nickname were always on keychains and other personalized stuff. My sisters' names never were.
It never really affected us positively or negatively. I wasn't into the idea of having my name on everything, and my sister with a unique name special ordered the things she wanted with her name.
I do wonder whether the increase in cree8ive names will put the names on stuff people out of business, or whether they'll wise up and start printing new names. The majority of the time i still see Ashley, Jessica, Jennifer, Lisa, Andrew, etc. when today's popular names are Emma, Jaden, Sophia, etc.
No, mine are all too obscure so there'd be no point. I grew up never finding my name on such things, and I was cool with it.