I agree with you, rollo: if there is a name you LOVE beyond all others and just seems like it should be YOUR child's name, then I'd say go with it if at all possible.Quote:
Originally Posted by rollo
As for Chloe's popularity, as a recent Nameberry blog (POPULAR GIRLS’ NAMES: The Real Top 10 (or 12 or 13) showed, Chloe is not a top 10 name when names are grouped by pronunciation instead of exact spelling. Chloe with all its spellings didn't even make the list of the 12 most popular names when considered that way. And anyway, plenty of parents continue to name their daughters the very top names - Sophia, Isabella, etc., so why not Chloe if that's your most favorite name?
As for alternatives, I think Phoebe is close and is a great choice for parents concerned about popularity. Phoebe isn't trendy and ranks in the 300s. Phoebe sound similar to Chloe, looks a bit like Chloe, and is also of Greek mythological origin. Phoebe has the additional advantage of an appealing meaning -- radiant, shining one -- and a Shakespearean connection.
A close family member also likes Chloe, had it as 'the' name for a couple of months, but then had concerns about the name's popularity too. She would have liked Phoebe instead, but the baby's dad doesn't like that name. Too bad :( .
Chloe has become too popular. My daughter has this name and now she is one of the
Chloe M, Chloe T, or Chloe V in the classroom (along with the Emilys, Emmas and Ellas).
So, the next time, I will name my next child a name that is out of vogue.
For a girl, I like:
Corrine (nn Corrie)
and for a boy:
Thinking a little out of the box. But, still like traditional versus creative spellings.
Good luck with your new bundle!