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January 6th, 2014 04:20 PM #1Junior Member
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When we found out we were having a girl, we were relieved because we had at least a few options on names, where as we were stumped on boy names. After we started discussing it, we decided to add to our top 2 baby names list because we didn't think this should be a decision taken lightly. DH and I have generally the same taste in names, but most of the names we like seem to be in the top 100 (something that I am against). We both grew up with reletivly uncommon, but classic names, and I would like the trend to continue. My name peaked in the 70s and has decline since then, and his name peaked in the 20s and has been pretty unpoplar since then. Our last name is german, really long (11 letters) and begins with the word "Bad".
Our top 2 names are Quinn and Claire. Claire after my grandmother, but it is extremely popular at the moment, and I think we want to keep it as the middle name because of that. Quinn has been a name that both of us seem to come back to. I wish the names went well together as a combo, but unfortunately they don't. Other names we like are Lily, Scarlett, and Norah. All of which are in the top 100.
I'm sure there are plenty of beautiful unique names that I would love, I just don't know where to start looking besides the name lists on websites (which usually are the top 10/100/1000 for the year)
Any help would be appreciated!
January 6th, 2014 05:41 PM #3
Well, do be aware that names in the bottom of the top 1000 list or outside of the top thousand tend to be either misspelled or very polarizing (you either love or hate it). Popular names are popular for a reason--they're pretty and people like them!
Here's a few you might like
JuneOlivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin
January 6th, 2014 06:00 PM #5Senior Member
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January 6th, 2014 07:06 PM #7
January 6th, 2014 08:13 PM #9
If you want a more comprehensive list, you can look at the raw data from the SSA. It lists all the names with the number of times used per year from most commonly used down to only used 5 times that year. It's in text files that you can download here: http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/limits.html