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June 21st, 2013 11:32 PM #1
What are the chances? Well, we're talking Sophia here...
Recently, my cousin exclaimed about this amazing story she just had to tell me: two friends of hers who don't know each other, both about aged 30 and both named Susannah, who each had a baby within about a month's time of each other, and both had daughters which they named...Sophia. "What are the chances!"
Well...kind of good chances, actually. But I unintentionally burst her little bubble by commenting that Sophia is the #1 name in the country. I wished that I would have just played along; she was having so much fun with it and thought it was just the most amazing thing. Just think of all the fun all the non-name-nerds are having! Haha... (Incidentally, I'm going to put in my prediction that Sophia stays #1 for another year, since these two little gals are about 6 weeks old now).
What do you say? Have you ever accidentally let your name nerdery get ahead of you?
June 22nd, 2013 08:21 AM #3Member
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- Mar 2013
- Nova Scotia, Canada
I'm not a name nerd but fascinated by baby naming trends, and on the hunt for a name for my baby due in August.
I met a patient yesterday, with a baby boy named Ethan, being polite I said what a lovely handsome name you chose for your baby. And she lamented how she didn't know it was so popular when she named him that (this I don't get, like how do you not know how popular a name is when you decide to give your child a name he/she will wear for the rest of their life?? mind boggling to me). I said, well its #2 in our province but there were only 59 other Ethan born in 2012, so in a population of one million, that's not so bad. She just looked at me like I was a complete weirdo. I wished I hadn't said that out loud, she obviously didn't really care about how popular it was and I just sounded like a huge, huge nerd.Not a name nerd, just obsessively looking for a baby name
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June 22nd, 2013 10:09 AM #5
LOL. Yes. That kind of thing. I also recently spilled beans on someone who knew two boys named Beckett. Yeah, that one is rising...annnnnnd now I'm a weirdo because I know that. Haha!
And now to burst your bubble...if you're tracking trends, it's too late. You're a nerd. Welcome to the club!
P.S. Your "love" list is awesome. Especially Magnolia.
June 22nd, 2013 11:12 AM #7
If I comment about a name rising and people think it's weird/nerdy, I try to cite something "common knowledge" to cover my exposure: Kate Middleton, the Duggars, primary school geography, the Beckhams, etc. Sometimes this works better than others.若兰
I'm just a third-culture girl with an affinity for names.
June 22nd, 2013 01:45 PM #9
I meet a girl named Abisola the other day and I love Abiola (huge GP). I accidentally blurted out "Are you Nigerian or did your parents just choose a traditional Nigeran name?". She thought it was kind of cool but everyone else around thought I was an alien. lol.
Also my friend's niece was just born and she was so excited about little Ava Grace and how original the combo was. Thank god she texted me cause my first reaction was "it's pretty but 'yeah that's original'" <note the sarcasm>Aurora - Aurelia - Elva - Endora - Illyria - Lorelei - Merida - Ofelia - Penrose - Tabitha - Viola - Wisteria
Alaric - Anton - Cedric - Emmett - Erich - Felix - Hector - Hendrik - Leonidas - Thiago - Victor - VincentEngaged to the best Man in the World. (And soon to be god-mama to one little bundle of sunshine).