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December 11th, 2013 04:17 AM #1Senior Member
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OVER USED names in my area!
I live in a rural area in southern West Virginia, where most mothers give their daughters names that start with either a C or a K and the name usually ends with the E sound. Example: Kylie Kristy & Carlee. And often the same name will be used by multiple mothers but with different spelling, for example instead of a Y they will use an IE. These types of names are constantly over used in my area and I was wondering if any Berries have certain "types" of names that are overly used in their area?
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December 11th, 2013 07:54 AM #3Senior Member
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I live in Austria and people are so uncreative here. Lukas has been #1 here for about 10 years and every week I read at least 1 birth announcement (from our local hospital) where a boy was named Lukas.
It's the same with girls - Hannah is #2, Lena #3 here and still they all name their kids Hannah or Lena.
When I was in school there was another girl that had my name so I was always Isabella B. and she was always Isabella S. - I hated that.
Imagine, when these kids go to school they will probably be numbered to make it easier for the teachers
December 11th, 2013 09:52 AM #5
I'm in Northern England... there's lots dull/dated names or classics like Jessica, Hannah, Amelia, Emily, Kate that people are still using for babies.
And then there are the cutesy names - Lily, Poppy, Daisy, Elsie, Maisie, Evie, Sophie, Rosie. I know 3+ of each, all under 6. Boys are worst hit I think though with Harry, Alfie, Archie, Ollie, Charlie used on at least half of all babies, I'm sure.
And there are ''chav names''. So many of them. Usually double-barrelled (Lacie-Mai, Yvie-Marie), follow American trends (Kaylee, Rylie) or are spelt badly (Alyvia, Katelin).see my extensive name lists here & see my short film here
alba honey / wilfred leander
annabel briar / emmett cador
billie fenella / wilbur jack
rosemary iseabail / alec emmanuel
thomasin raphaela / baez casper
olivia, eighteen, future filmmaker and mama.
i live in england with a fluffy black cat, shura
December 11th, 2013 10:14 AM #7
I'm in the midwest, USA, and my particular area seems to love super trendy/popular names and are fans of creative spellings.
I see a steady stream of names for boys like Jace, Cade, Brayden, and Jaxon (there is a Jace/Jase/Jayce every week I swear.)
Overused girl names are in the cute or creative spelling vein: Kayleigh, Addyson, Brinley. Or they are names like Madison, Savannah, Skylar--perfectly nice names, but not much outside of the box.
These are the overused names. I see classic names or nameberry-type names sometimes too, but they aren't as prominent.Baby #2 due April 2016
December 11th, 2013 10:18 AM #9Senior Member
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