My friend's family recently welcomed three new babies (from different relatives). They're named Elizabeth, Cylus, and Kloe. Love Elizabeth, but Cylus and Kloe seem super trendy. If Cylus had been Silas or Cyrus I think that would've been great.
Also, I work at a library and when I'm shelving in the children's room I get to hear a lot of names. Most recently I heard...
Piper and Knox (sister and brother - can you say trendy?!)
And the most surprising name I heard was Carol-Anne - on a little girl! It reminded me so much of the movie Poltergeist.
I met two little boys at the park named Diego and Bruno. I thought it was a really cool, exotic-sounding sibset. I actually kind of like the -o endings together, and it's a nice way to tie the names without being too matchy.
I actually find Sharon really refreshing. It's kind of cool to see those baby-boom names coming back (probably a la Mad Men). I know a little boy named Keith.
Originally Posted by jinxgirl
I watched an episode of Bet On Your Baby once and they had twin boys on named James and Orion.
I met a little boy at the park, aged 2.5, whose name is Holiday.
Our newest preschool addition is Maximus (he goes by Max).
Not recent, but I worked at a summer day camp one year and met a young lady named Ecstasy (a few years before the drug was so named). I can only assume her parents were commemorating the moment of her conception.
Greta :( (not a pretty name)
Meadow (yes, really)
I met a little boy named Amos recently. I love the style and sound of this name, but it sounds so close to "anus" that I don't think I could use it on a kid. I think I'd go with Otis, which has a similar feel to me.
I met another kid, a girl named Irena (ee-RAY-nuh) who was shy and sweet. It made me love the name.
I also met a toddler named Jessica, which surprised me - it seems more like a mom name these days. It reminded me that most names that get super popular got that way for a reason: Jessica is an objectively lovely name. Still, unexpected on a little one!
I just saw the names of 3 girls. They were named Dreams, Reality and Divine... I'm not sure if the last name is spelled correctly. Absolutely not my thing.