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June 13th, 2013 09:46 AM #1Member
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How do you get over a name's popularity and just use it?
A couple of days ago, I was pondering just how popular the name Ruby might end up in 10 years. But, I was already well aware of where it might be headed. A girl can still dream though. My new question is: How do you get over how popular a name is and bestow it on a child? Do you find other alternatives? Help please!
Thanks in advance!A girl named Chastity who is a teenberry name addict!
June 13th, 2013 10:00 AM #3
I honestly think, if you've loved a name for a long time and it suddenly became popular, you should still use it. You loved it for a reason, not because it's popular and therefore cool. The fact that other people have started to like it, too, doesn't change that.
My BFF has always loved the name Liam for a boy. Before she found out what she was having, she was telling me she was really worried about what she would name the baby if it was a boy because Liam was here favorite, but she couldn't use it anymore. I thought that was ridiculous! She had a daughter, so it ended up not matering, but I really don't think someone should have to settle for a name they don't love just because of popularity.
June 13th, 2013 06:37 PM #5
When I get hung up on popularity, I always think how much the definition of popular has changed since the days of Jennifer. Names aren't nearly as concentrated as they once were. And what's more important--giving a child a name you love, and think she'll love, or trying to outname everyone else? Don't let Ruby go!
June 13th, 2013 06:51 PM #7Senior Member
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