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  1. #1
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    Does Popularity Matter To You?

    Popularity of a name is something that really bothers me. I've grown up being one of 3-5 Haley/Hailey/Hayley's in school, because (until I changed my spelling from Haley to Hayleigh), Haley was a popular name when I was born (I moved to the UK at the age of 17, I was born in the US). My sister, Mikayla, did not have this problem, she was always the only one. In high school, there were literally 5 Emily's, 4 Emma's, 6 Jessica's, 3 Danielle's and 7 girls with a variation of Kaitlyn, which I always hated.

    As of now, I will not use a top 10 name for my child,because, this is what Top 10's (2011) are for Canada, USA, England/Wales and Australia.

    Australia:
    Lily
    Ruby
    Charlotte
    Chloe
    Sophie
    Olivia
    Isabella
    Mia
    Emily
    Ava



    Canada:
    Olivia
    Emma
    Sophia
    Ava
    Chloe
    Abigail
    Emily
    Madison
    Lily
    Charlotte


    USA:
    Sophia
    Isabella
    Olivia
    Emma
    Chloe
    Ava
    Lily
    Madison
    Addison
    Abigail


    UK:
    1. Lily
    2. Emily
    3. Isabella
    4. Sophia
    5. Isabelle
    6. Sophie
    7. Olivia
    8. Ava
    9. Chloe
    10. Isla



    They all have virtually the same names, which is exactly why I steer clear of these. They're far too overused for my tastes. Do you feel the same way?
    Mummy to Felicity Grace

    Considering; Violet McKenna|Nicola Verity|Verity Elise| Clara Jasmine|Jasmine Oliviana

    Robert(Bobby) Patrick|Duncan Edward|Mark William|Thomas Henry

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
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    Yeah, it bugs me when names I like are super popular. I really like Ella, for example, but it's just so crazy popular. Olivia, too. But I suppose they're popular for a reason, they're nice names after all.

  3. #5
    I hate that Lily is so popular. Its one of my favorites and I would love to use it one day. I'm kind of just hoping that it won't be so popular in 5-10 years, but I probably would use it anyway.

  4. #7
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    Popularity doesn't bug me, but I can understand why it would bug some people. I think it's fine to name your child something that isn't in the top 10 or top 100, but I think some parents take it too far and name children something they made up or something that isn't even close to the top 1000. Very few kids like it when no one can pronounce or spell their name or when they can never find anything with their name on it.

  5. #9
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    Dec 2012
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    I really like Olivia. It's popular but then I have yet to encounter a child with this name. Sophia, Isabella and Chloe are very popular in my area. Had Olivia been popular in my area, I would still use it because I like it.
    Last edited by castles; March 29th, 2013 at 08:03 AM.

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