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August 9th, 2013 01:15 PM #16
August 9th, 2013 04:41 PM #18
Nora and Declan being great together.
Sure, it's grown a lot in popularity but until the last year or two, it's risen pretty steadily. It does have the potential to become a top 100 name but I doubt it'll ever become a top 10 name.
I've recently started to love Declan and Declan James is a fantastic combo."Adopting one child won’t change the world: but for that child, the world will change." -- unknown
August 9th, 2013 05:38 PM #20
I LOVE the name Declan - was even under consideration for this one, but hubby wasn't keen.
I'd be a little concerned with it's current rise in popularity - but at the same time I really can't see it getting to top 10 status or anything like that, so i'd still use it if it was the name I really wanted.Mummy of One:
Dominic Jameson: 3rd November 2013
August 11th, 2013 06:15 PM #22Member
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Hey. I feel exactly the way you do about names. I want something familiar and traditional but somewhat "off the beaten path" and NOT trendy or overused. My favorite right now is Seamus, but I'm afraid it's too uncommon & (stupid) people will react poorly to the name. I actually think I'd be more comfortable if it were in the "Declan Zone" - meaning it is somewhat more known but not terribly common. I agree that Declan is obviously a name that's picking up speed (especially online), but my guess is that it will never be top 50.
One note - I've seen on other forums that there is a character named Declan on a CW show. I don't see why that would be a total deal breaker, but it is probably contributing to why this name is becoming more trendy. Unfortunately, a CW show is probably not the most sophisticated reference.
All in all, it is a lovely name. (Also, sorry if I found snobby about names).
Best of luck!
August 11th, 2013 09:55 PM #24
I see Declan around a lot when on sites where you have a lot of "name nerds." I haven't heard it on a child yet in my real life.
That said, I personally dislike this name a lot. Not sure why I feel that way, but it doesn't have appeal to me.moving to new account with username I like more... since we can't just change them