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  1. #1

    Last minute jitters...not really sure on a name yet!

    We have two names in mind..Nolan and Callan...hubby likes Nolan best but the popularity (#25 in our state) and trendy factor kind of bugs me. I like Callan just because of the sound and I like the nn Cal, it's not nearly as popular (#800 something). Our daughter is Grace Catherine. If you can't tell I like Irish/Scottish type names that have a pleasant, softer sound. Which name on our list do you like best and why? Are there any others that come to mind? Thanks for the last minute feedback!

  2. #3
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    Callen, which is similar to Callan, is in the 500's. I wouldn't be surprised to see both spellings get more popular.

    I like Nolan the best with Grace. Callen/Callan sounds more trendy than Nolan does. I wouldn't consider Nolan to be trendy as it's been in the top 500 since 1980 and in the top 1,000 all but one year since the list has been out.
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    I like Nolan the best. I would suggest Ronan, Ciaran and Neil!

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    I love Callan but I think Nolan sounds great with Grace!
    Some current considerations:

    Cora Madeleine | Etta Rosalie | Hazel Miranda | Margot Eliza | Sylvie Coraline | Vivienne Esme
    Archer Daniel | Callum Sawyer | Emmett Sebastian | Ezra Byrne | Leo Vincent | Rhys Anderson

  5. #9
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    I prefer Callan of the two and I think it sounds just fine with Grace. I like that it sounds a little more modern than Nolan. I love the nn Cal and were considering it for our son. We went with Colin instead, but still love the way Callan sounds.

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