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March 6th, 2012 08:02 AM #1
Basically any name that is obviously a trend.
Like the Aiden names. Those all deemed trendy because of the huge influx of those names.
Also names that give off an "immature" vibe. Like Kaclee. Or Alixxsandra.2O - Aries - Slytherin - Daycare Assistant Teacher
Names of the moment:
Adriana | Alena | Laurel
Newest thoughts for little ones: Angelo - Caspian - Eden | Brisa - Gisele
March 6th, 2012 08:20 AM #3Senior Member
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you should check out the blog post today..it pretty much sums it up perfectly!
March 6th, 2012 11:07 AM #5
Trendy isn't always necessarily a bad thing. Just wanted to throw that out there. I personally don't like most trendy names just because I have this unnatural need to name my future kids something uncommon yet known, which throws out all trendy names.
Anyways, as PP said they are names that can be grouped together easily. I like the example of the Aidan names. Although I DO like Aidan and Braden, I wouldn't use them because my son would be one of the Aidan/Braden/Caden/Zaidan/etc kids. It gets to the point where it seems almost lazy. Like, every kid has an -aden name, which one should we pick? No offense meant to anyone, as a few of them are great names.
Some other trends are last names as first names (Carter, Jackson, Reagan, etc), "old" names making a comeback (mostly for girls - Eleanor, Hazel, Ruby, etc), elle/ella names (Elle, Isabelle/a, Annabel/la, etc), boy names on girls (Addison, Avery, Riley - although this isn't a new thing, I feel it's more common now).
Another thing about "trendy" is that it's something that spikes in popularity and doesn't stay for a long period of time. I'll take the boy's top 50 for 2010 as an example. Names that are popular but not trendy would be like Michael, William, Alexander, and David. They have pretty much always been popular and probably aren't really going anywhere. However I would consider Jayden, Liam, and Brayden trendy because they spiked more recently and probably won't stay super popular for a whole lot longer. From what I've noticed a trendy name will stay popular for about 10-15 years at most, then start dropping down the list.
March 6th, 2012 11:40 AM #7Senior Member
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For me, trendy is a name or group of names that has suddenly shot up in popularity. A name trend is a commonality among names that has suddenly become very popular- good examples now are two syllable -ley ending names for girls (Hailey, Kayley, Briley, Kyley, etc.) and less-used letters like X, Z, and Q for both genders. Trendy names (Aidan, Jaxon) are more likely to be dated than classic ones (William, Jonathan) and will probably have a precipitous fall from popularity rather than a slow decline.
I think names can be trendy without being popular. The blog today was "Stylish vs. Popular Names" and some of the names listed as "stylish" were what I'd call trendy but not popular. Matilda, for example, bounded onto the popularity list in 2008, the year Heath Ledger died (his daughter is Matilda.) It's hovered around the 800 spot since. It's a hipster staple and VERY trendy among a certain group of people, but not in the general population, which is why it's not popular.
I also distinguish between "trendy" and "tryndeigh." "Tryndeigh" names are the ones most likely to sound dated and overplayed in ten years. They're often misspelled or modern invented names, like Brynsleigh and Kaydenn. Trendy names aren't necessarily bad ones, but "tryndeigh" isn't really ever a complement.