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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    you LOVE, but are holding back from using due to popularity?

    Every time I meet a Sophia or Sophie, I think how much I love those names and would totally use Sophia or Sophie it if Sophia weren’t the #1 girls’ name. :( (And with two boys already having top 10 names, I just don’t think I could do it.)

    I think the same thing about Lily and Kate. I adore all 3 of those names and wouldn’t hesitate to use any of them if they weren’t so popular.

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  • ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
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    Noah, Noah, Noah! Totally Noah for me. I adore him, but he’s just so popular, and every time I think of the popularity (and the people I know who have used it), my resolve to add it back to my list just wilts. Maybe I’ll use it someday as a middle. :(

    Maybe Sophie for a girl? Otherwise, I’m not particular. I would easily use Olivia, which ranks at number 4. And I’d use Lily, too. Then again, Lily has a lot of meaning to me personally.

    Esmeralda
    Esmeralda
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    Haha – Sophie for me too. I am considering adding it to my shortlist anyway though as I am completely enamoured by it at the moment. Lucy, Katherine and Isabel are others.

    For boys, I am less concerned about popularity in the sense that my boyfriend and I can’t agree on anything other than Max which is very popular right now. A lot of the boys names I love are in the top 100 here in the UK so I guess I have to deal! :-P

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    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    Top 100 isn’t crazy-popular! For me, if it’s out of the top 20 or so, that’s not bad, out of the top 30-40 is even better. :)

    jenni_lynn91
    jenni_lynn91
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    I think the name Isabella is so pretty, but it is way overused. In one school I worked in, there were 4 preschool classes and each one had an Isabella. I couldn’t use it anyways because my sister-in-law is Isabel. I love Jasmine, but that is also getting popular. I am trying to avoid using any names that are in the top 100 for my children. I like the name Miguel for a boy, but a lot of Hispanic people (including my brother-in-law and next door neighbor) have that name. Some boys names on my list that are in the top 100 are: David, Isaiah, Jonathan, Julian, and Luis. Luis would only be used as a middle name because I know too many boys named Louis/Luis.

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
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    James & Liam are the only two on my list that I think are in the top 20 but I am worried about some of my favorites jumping up on the list (Violet, Lila, Isla, Maeve). I probably wouldn’t actually use a name in the top 5 unless it had special meaning, or if I loved it so much that I didn’t mind constantly hearing the other 3 *Sophias being called in my kid’s class! I have met so many Isabellas in my school district that I assume it is the next girl’s name unless told otherwise!! I think the ideal ranking would be in the top 50-100 because, for one thing, the majority of the population agrees it is a good name :) The 50-100 names are familiar but not necessarily overused or predictable.

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
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    I love Sophia, but I haven’t really seriously considered it because of the popularity. Elizabeth and Amelia, too. Though I think I’d be okay with Lily or Charlotte, despite the popularity.
    For boys, I adore William, but wouldn’t use it because it’s too common in my own family, even. James is the only other name I love in the top 25 or so, but James is one of those names that’s ALWAYS been common and is not likely to not be ever, so I’ve just accepted that and would totally use it. Oh, and Avery for a boy, which I don’t know if I could ever use now that it’s so popular for girls. When it was just more popular for girls I thought I still had a chance, but it’s #13 in 2012 for girls now, and that’s just painfully popular. Ugh, I hate that that’s happened. So much….
    Honestly, I’d prefer to avoid top 10-15 or so in general, but I wouldn’t let it stop me if I really had my heart set on a name. That said, though, a lot of my favorites seem to be more in the top 50-100 range, which I’d consider perfectly fine.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
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    Popularity doesn’t hold me back! After all, I do have an Emma. ;)

    However there are some names that I think are pretty but just so overdone that I can’t quite come to terms with using them. Sarah and Grace come to mind.

    Myosotis
    Myosotis
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    I’m not sure of their exact popularity now (this is from 2012, in Britain), but I’ve noticed they seem to be getting a lot of attention:
    Boys-
    Alexander
    Sebastian
    Finn
    Ethan
    Benjamin
    Theodore
    Noah
    Girls:
    Charlotte
    Elizabeth
    Florence
    Imogen
    I wouldn’t mind using some as middles, especially since a lot of the firsts I like are quite out there.

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