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  1. #1
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    It's just TOO popular...

    Alright. I've come to the very sad actualization that "Sophie" is just becoming too popular. This makes me very sad since it's a name that I've loved forever.

    My second favourite girls name is Hadley, but I'm afraid of the same thing happening and it becoming overly popular and terribly misspelled...

    What do I do?
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  2. #3
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    Well, clearly you have two options. Ditch both names entirely and scour the murky depths of popularity charts for obsure names or keep them.

    What's made you think Sophie's become so popular? Is everyone in your area naming their daughter that? If so, I can sort of understand. But if it's just because Sophie is high up on popuarity lists then I don't see why you can't still use it. If you love a name that much USE IT! Why are you so worried about Sophie being 'too popular'? She might meet someone else with her name? Would that be the end of the world?!

    If I were you, I'd keep them both.
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  3. #5
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    It is pretty popular where I live. I grew up with three Jessica's and three Chris's...each had to go by their last initial for 8 years at school and that is something that I wouldn't want for my little girl-- for her name to be sooooo popular in school that every 5th person has it..
    Name Nerd

    No kids (yet), not even trying... but, I can't help but dream of beautiful (and ever-changing) names for my future children!

  4. #7
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    Honestly, you don't notice the popularity of a name until you start thinking about using it. I knew one Landon (but spelled Landan) before my son was born. I still went with the name, because we loved it! Suddenly, I started to notice there were Landon's everywhere. He hasn't been in any classes with other Landon's yet though. (Going into the 2nd grade.) Same stands true with my daughter Addison. I never hear the name Hadley, but online in forums... Sophie, yes is pretty popular right now, but is still adorable.
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  5. #9
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    Even though Sophie and Hadley are both undeniably adorable, it is a shame that they are both becoming too popular. I think Sophie would have been probably been in my Top 20 favorite names for a few years and I like Hadley. It is undoubtedly true that many other parents also like the names and that's why they have become very trendy.
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