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  1. #1
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    Jul 2014
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    Lightbulb How popular is too popular for you?

    If that's something you take into account when choosing a name, of course. Top 10? Top 50? Top 100? Top 1000 even?

    Just curious about general opinions .
    ttc soon!

    austin, declan, rowan ~ romilly

  2. #3
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    Nov 2014
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    I try to stay outside of Top 50, at least. I love Oliver which is currently #52 (hopefully lower by the time I have children haha), but if I were to have a baby I would never choose a name more popular than around #50-#40 the year before.

    Ideally, I like names to be outside of top 200, and if they're even more rare (I have names on my list that aren't even in top 1000) that's just great
    Obsession: possible names of possible future children
    Daydreams about possible future children: too many

  3. #5
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    My thoughts on this are confusing. I don't like popular names. My name has been popular my whole life, I've spent a lot of my life being known as my last initial, or shirt or hair color. And I hate it. So I would like to try and use names that aren't as popular in my combos.
    For my names, I don't have a general rule such as "nothing in the top 100" or something. Each name has a limit. Like Lila can't get into the top 100 or else it's too popular. Maeve however is too popular in the top 250. And Sadie is too popular in the top 50. Boys, I don't care as much about popularity but still Carter can't be in the top 25, Jasper can't be in the top 100, and Torin shouldn't be in the top 1000.
    I think it's because the uncommon factor is why I like some of the names that can't go very high. I don't like Carter because it's uncommon but I do like Torin because of that. If that makes sense
    You can call me Abby
    Competitive dancer, hopeful writer, sophomore in high school,
    and most importantly, name obsessed
    My future little...
    Bows: Lila or Maeve or Moira or Sadie or Iris or Violet or Ivy or Margo
    Beaus: Carter or Jasper or Leo or Archer or Torin or Seamus or August

    To-be momma of a health class robot Asian baby girl: Leonor Acacia Hero coming February 6th!

  4. #7
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    Jul 2012
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    To be honest, I don't really look at the Top Whatever lists much. If I see an article about it, I'll look for fun, but I don't seek them out. I've moved around a bit these last few years, so I have gotten the opportunity to hear a lot of names. What is popular in one area isn't necessarily popular in another area... If something like William or Isabella is on the Top 10 list, that doesn't mean that everyone will encounter a million of them in their everyday life. If I keep hearing the same name over and over, in multiple areas, then I wouldn't want to use that name for my child. I'm not too held up on popularity
    Currently liking:

    Girls: Lydia Jeanette, Leah Christine, Aria Quinn, Anna Ruby

    Boys: Asa Vincent, Peter Eliot, Anthony Nicholas, Paul Gregory, Luke Mackenize

    Thinking about:
    Viva Lux, Luca Daniel, Lorenzo "Enzo", Adah Marie

  5. #9
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    Mar 2012
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    Maryland
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    Out of the top 1000 is where I like my names! Save the others for middles. I like my names unique and rare.
    Maeby AlanaSaela Eliza

    Marlow - Simone - Romy - Corinne - Piper - Busy - Juna
    Ephram - Eli - Beckett - Thatcher - Ledger - Gannon

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