In Amity's and Fable's daycare, they have cute pictures of the kids on the wall in the reception and a few months ago I was waiting to talk to one of the workers and I was reading all of their names. All together there's about 35 kids that go to the daycare and there was about 12 -ayden names. There were some nice ones but also 4 Emmas, 3 Evas, 3 Avas, 3 Jacobs.. Must get confusing in that daycare sometimes.
Also sick of hearing Harry. As much as I love Harry it's getting boring. I was at a library event and there was 4 Harrys in a room of about 12 kids including mine. :(
Gray/Grayson/Greyson - I am just annoyed with this name, it seems like anyone who is having a boy is using this name....
Like everyone else, i feel like i'm going to barf if I hear another -ayden or -lyn name. ugggh. Especially can't handle Brooklyn for a girl, and its in the top 10 in my province, and seems its going to be over taken by London, groan.
Along with Addison, that name kills me, especially in the medical field, I just think of Addison's disease. On that note, Milena, this name... oh my god, I can't be the only one who thinks of melena when they hear this?? But it gets so much love on nameberry and i can't comprehend it.
Where I am every other girl seems to be Sophie, Katie or Emily.
I'm sick of all of the "aiden" names. They were perfectly fine 5-6 years ago, but now it's like everywhere I go there's a Brayden, Jayden, Kayden, Layden, Zayden and so on. I think people have just started sticking a letter in the name Aiden and go with it.
Also Marie and Grace. I think they're beautiful, but I can't count on both hands how many of my friends have the middle name Marie or how many have Grace.
Ava, Chloe, Sophia, Olivia. Again, love them all, but overused.
I'm glad some of the older names are coming back like Imogen and Isla, but I think those are really on the rise.
Hadley and Harper are definitely on the popular boat.
Bella and Jake as siblings really bugs me. I must have heard met three sets of this pairing, and it's not just the Isabella and Jacob from Twilight fact that bothers me, but that it's also the name of two characters on a preschool kids' TV show in the UK. I mean, get some popular culture knowledge.
Ridiculously misspelled names, completely made up names, and names with punctuation in them. I'm a substitute teacher and it totally bugs me when kids are super rude when you don't pronounce their name right because it's spelled wrong. I feel like saying, "Don't blame me. Your parents are the ones who gave you a dumb name." I don't say that, of course. I just think it REALLY hard.
I also seriously hate Nevaeh. It's so cheesy and just doesn't even sound nice at all. My husband and I actually made fun of this name when I was pregnant, and then there ended up being one in the room next to our daughter in the NICU.
I actually really like old-fashioned names. I always have, though, not just now that it's a trend. It's probably a good thing I had my husband's input in naming out daughter, otherwise she might have ended up with a total hipster name, which just isn't us.
They're both ridiculously popular names. Since the names are so popular, it's not surprising people use them as siblings. If the names were Harry and Hermione or Rosalie and Jasper, it'd be a totally different story.
Originally Posted by rocket
I agree with the -aden names. :)
With me, it's Addison and all the spelling variations. Last year at our church, we had 5 3-year-old Addisons in the same room, all spelled differently (Addysynn, Addisyn, so on and so forth).
For boys, I've been hearing Matthew/Matt a lot lately. It's not an annoying or bad name by any means (I actually like it as a name!) but I just hear it so much. The same goes for William/Will.
It's funny you should mention that because when I was in high school I had a teacher who had a daughter called Hermione and his wife was pregnant with twins and they named them Harry & Archie. We joked to him that Archie should be named Ronald instead..
Originally Posted by scarletrune