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Thread: How Much Does Popularity Matter?
April 29th, 2013 10:31 PM #1Member
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How Much Does Popularity Matter?
My kids are Carson, Parker, Lena, and Rylan. This baby boy is due in 5 weeks but I've yet to make it past 38..so I feel crunched for time as I have posted numerous times. A name the kids, my husband, and I seem to agree on is Noah. We have Noah Maddox thus far. Any other thoughts? I love Liam as well, but I worry of the popularities of names a bit much I think. I am Courtney and there were several of us in my classes growing up and I hated it. Just toss around thoughts please. Any other random suggestions are most certainly welcome
April 29th, 2013 10:42 PM #3
I'm one of those oddballs who really doesn't put much stock into the popularity of names. To me, there's a reason they're popular usually because their classic or just nice names. That said, I'd try to go for popular classic names rather than popular trendy names. Noah sounds like a great choice!My Favorites:
Colette Kristine. Alice Evanna. Gemma Elizabeth. Mabel Verity. Rosalie Grace.
Jack Jeffrey. Carson Luke. Felix James. Leo Patrick. River Justin.
can't wait to marry my love!
April 29th, 2013 10:43 PM #5Member
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April 30th, 2013 12:25 AM #7
Popularity has never mattered to me. If I love a name I have multiple reasons as to why I love it. All names on my list have multiple connections to myself (and boyfriend) including family names, heritage, literature, history, and well sheer geekery. Because I feel connected to a very limited amount of names, my list is usually very stable; minus when I get whisked away by a name (those never truly last though). I think name popularity should just be an added bonus rather than the main reason for choosing a name. I think it's odd when someone says "I love this name, but it's too popular so I can't use it" and then check SSA standings and it's like #476.
In short: I think the story behind why you choose the name carries more weight than it's current popularity.
April 30th, 2013 12:35 AM #9
Popularity really doesn't matter all that much to me. I'm an Ashley, and I've known about 7 my age. So I didn't have a unique name at all, but that never bothered me. Actually when I was little I was VERY excited to find out my name was the #2 name. I know some don't like having a common name, but really it's not that bad for everyone. I think if you really love a name, popularity shouldn't change your choice. A good name is a good name, no matter how many people also think so. Just go with what you like. Noah sounds like a great name, and it fits well with your other kids' names. (Liam is also good)If I had a baby right now, I'd name it,
Scarlett Amelia or Emerson Joseph.I also like Cashel, Gabriel, Genevieve, & Juliette. + So much more.
I'm Ashley btw, and I'm 19!