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Thread: Ignore popularity?
September 2nd, 2013 03:12 PM #6Senior Member
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September 2nd, 2013 05:21 PM #8
Ignore it. I feel the same tension because I'm a big name nerd and spend time here so I feel like I should pick something really interesting when the time comes, but my ultimate favorite names are Jack and Lucy, which are pretty popular. I think you shouldn't allow this place to influence you to do something you like less.Names I enjoy:
Girls: Lucy, Elena, Lake, Sylvie
Boys: Jack, Eamon, Sylvan, Theo
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September 2nd, 2013 07:14 PM #12
I wouldn't worry about the popularity either. I tried to stay out of the top 100 mostly, but I didn't with my 4th daughter. I think the most important thing is that you love your child's name.
September 2nd, 2013 09:44 PM #14
Names aren't as popular as they are made out to be.
About 1% of girls are named Sophia. That means out of every one hundred girls there will be one Sophia. In a large high school with five hundred kids per grade, than one grade would have about five. That does sound like a lot, but that is for the top name.
The SSA doesn't list percentages for state lists, but Isla's equivalent, the name ranked 55 nationally (Khloe), is the name of about .2234%. That's one fifth of the girls named Sophia, which means out of five hundred girls, one is named Khloe.
I'd also pay more attention to the combined lists if you are worried about the 'true' popularity of a name. Here is a collection for different years by Name Nerds.~lucy reine~~ celestine eira ~ mary simona ~ elizabeth echo "ellie" ~ eleanor heaven "lena" ~ vivienne ailsa ~~ jasper red ~ evander lachlan 'evan'~ kai sacha ~ ezra link ~ satoshi rowan ~