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    International Name Trends

    Recently Anna from Waltzing More Than Matilda posted this:

    http://waltzingmorethanmatilda.com/2...l-name-trends/

    I was wondering if you were thinking about using any of these names would it affect your decision? Negative/Positive.

    And what you found interesting about the article. Australia, it seems, is ahead of international trends. Although this is most likely because of our small population compared to the US and UK.
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    The rise of Braxton is truly remarkable. My friends nephew is a Braxton but born in 2011. I'm really getting tired of Emily though.
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    Eamon*Tiago*Cooper*Jack*Jago*Flynn*Archer*Lincoln* Asher*Alfie*Taylor* Finnian* Baxter* Lawson*Jasper*Deacon*Lewis*
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    I don't really get how Australia is furthest ahead in international trends. How do you measure that? These names are in our top 100 but not yours, therefore we're ahead of the trends? We're all ahead and behind each other in our respective trends and I think it's very dependent on how names are perceived in the individual countries, for example: Country A might have Name X in its top 100 first, but that may be because in Countries B & C, Name X is seen as ridiculous/dated/offensive etc.

    I can see why Archer is so trendy elsewhere but I think people here are still reminded of the Archers radio programme or Archer's schnapps. Plus it sounds very American to my ears (and it doesn't sound that great in my accent). Archibald is still (marginally) more popular! I shed a tear for Mackenzie being the 'most British name'! I'm glad it's still used for boys but it really doesn't have a good image here.

    And am I the only one that finds Braxton really odd? Braxton Hicks contractions?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieandperry1 View Post
    And am I the only one that finds Braxton really odd? Braxton Hicks contractions?!
    Nope, not the only one! I always have that thought when I see this name. And I agree with the other stuff you said as well .
    My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieandperry1 View Post
    I don't really get how Australia is furthest ahead in international trends. How do you measure that? These names are in our top 100 but not yours, therefore we're ahead of the trends? We're all ahead and behind each other in our respective trends and I think it's very dependent on how names are perceived in the individual countries, for example: Country A might have Name X in its top 100 first, but that may be because in Countries B & C, Name X is seen as ridiculous/dated/offensive etc.
    I get your point. Perhaps it would be best to ask Anna (who wrote the blog) how she came to her conclusion.
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