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October 8th, 2013 08:48 PM #1Senior Member
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Which names are actually being duplicated in the classroom?
I hear so often that parents are scared to use a name that is popular, for fear of having the last initial added to their child's name (Lily S, Lily W, etc.) if there are students that share the same name in the classroom. I'm a teacher and I know there are many other teachers on nameberry. I was hoping we could list the names that we have in our current classrooms where that is actually necessary. I'm just curious to see how often this ends up happening and with what names.
The only names I have had duplicates of this year are Nicholas (Nick) and Alexander (Alex). I have 2 of each. Last year I had THREE of each in a single class. Other than that I have had no other duplicates this year and last year.
What duplicates have you found in your classrooms?
October 8th, 2013 09:26 PM #3Senior Member
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I think that fear is often unnecessary, it seems to be more of a coincidence when duplicates occur in the classroom.
Working in a preschool last year, these were the duplicates I heardAus)
Some of these are top ten names, but surely it's more of a coincidence that there were 2 Willows?Eliza Audrey . Owen Alexander
Ada Sophie . Liam Archer
Esther Madeleine . Ronan Ezra
Amalia Eve . Lewis Nathaniel
Nora Adeline . Judah Benjamin
October 8th, 2013 10:00 PM #5
I see more repeated names among girls in local birth announcements. I'm not a teacher, so that's how I keep up on the name trends.
In the past few weeks I've noticed multiples of Sara, Brielle, Olivia, Samantha, and Reegan. The only duplicates for boys I've seen are Tristan and Jack. Ottawa skews middle class and conservative, so it isn't often that I hear a creative, edgy name around here.
October 8th, 2013 11:33 PM #7Senior Member
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Here are a handful of names that I've had multiples of frequently in the past few years as teacher. I wouldn't be surprised if other middle and high school teacher had a few of these as well.
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October 9th, 2013 01:19 AM #9
Well there can be flukes (with more unusual names), so popularity doesn't really matter in the end.Ingrid | Kit | Susanna | Alistair