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July 9th, 2013 02:21 PM #6** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
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July 9th, 2013 02:24 PM #8Senior Member
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This is hard for me because I adore Josephine and don't think it is too popular at all. But then again, popularity isn't really a big issue to me. Being named Josephine, your daughter might know one or two other girls her age with that name. It isn't like being named Jessica or Jennifer when we were kids, in which case you would meet dozens of other girls with those names. The most popular names now are given to WAY fewer babies than they were in the past.
But this is coming from someone who grew up with a unique name, so I'm probably not the best person to speak about growing up with a popular name.
I do like Judith, but a lot of the other names I can think of (like Abigail, Elizabeth) with Christian meaning are probably also too popular for you. Maybe Eliora, Dorothy, Ariella, Gabriella, Eliana, Michaela, Samara, or Thora?Mom to Alexander Patrick (11), Madelyn Esther (8), Genevieve Susan (3), and Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014). Expecting #5 (a girl!) in May 2015.
Boys: Everett, Sebastian, Augustus, Samuel, Abraham, Elias, Julian, Silas, Nicholas, Desmond, Jasper, Ezekiel
Girls: Bridget, Felicity, Elizabeth, Penelope, Leona, Ophelia, Elodie, Elysia, Callista, Miriam, Isabelle, Delilah
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July 9th, 2013 02:31 PM #10Senior Member
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Is Josephine really that popular? Statistics tell me it was the 160th most popular name in 2013 and was given to only 0,1% of baby girls. Unless the name is really common where you live I don't think she'll ever have to share the name with anyone in her class.
A nice compromise would be to put Josephine in the birth certificate and call her by a more unusual / uncommon nickname: Posy, Effie, Phine, Finn, Joss, Sephie, Jonie, Fina, Fifi, Jodie, Joy.
Or pick a more unusual form of the name: Josephina, Josepha, Josette, Josiane, Josefina.Arabella, Thibault, Sophia, Alfred, Eleanor, Rémi, Charlotte, Achille, Olivia, Clement, Elizabeth, Frederick, Maud, Benedict, Adèle.
July 9th, 2013 02:40 PM #12
July 9th, 2013 03:37 PM #14Member
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