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Old 12-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #11
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I think it is more important to pick names that are unique to your family and friendship circle. My twin DDs Gracie and Emma are the only ones with those names that we have ever met, although Emma is still in the top list for girl names nationally. If the name is unique to your circle then run with it

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My kids' names aren't on there. We do have Lucy as a middle name-was DHs grand mother's name. Unfortunately I was thinking Cora for another girl since that was DHs other grandma's name. Ah well.

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #13
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I have always wondered if name popularity varies by regions. I know very few children with any of those names.
I heard or read a story about baby names and political affiliation about 6 months ago. Will have to see if I can dig it up. In short, republicans tend to name their kids more unique names while democrats tend to use more traditional names. That would definitely play into regional variances.

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I heard or read a story about baby names and political affiliation about 6 months ago. Will have to see if I can dig it up. In short, republicans tend to name their kids more unique names while democrats tend to use more traditional names. That would definitely play into regional variances.

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I thought I read the exact opposite.

Anyways, almost every one of those names I recognize from people on this website.

Can't really use names unique to my 'circle' since we're military and our circle is ever changing.

DD's name will likely never appear on one of those lists. New baby's girl name might, but isn't there now. That does help me cross a few more names off our boy list though. Still struggling with that one. Seems like almost every boy name is already trendy.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:48 PM   #15
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Re: Fastest Rising baby names

Interesting! One of my favorite girl names (I had two boys) is on the up-and-coming list. Never thought that would happen!

My niece is due any day and is planning on naming her son Keegan. My mother hates it! I think once she sees that little baby, though, she won't care what his name is.
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Re: Fastest Rising baby names

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I thought I read the exact opposite.

Anyways, almost every one of those names I recognize from people on this website.

Can't really use names unique to my 'circle' since we're military and our circle is ever changing.

DD's name will likely never appear on one of those lists. New baby's girl name might, but isn't there now. That does help me cross a few more names off our boy list though. Still struggling with that one. Seems like almost every boy name is already trendy.
Nope, the PP was right

None of the girls names appeal to me on the list, because true to stereotype, I prefer less trendy names. It does my heart proud though, to see more unconventional boys names creeping up the chart!
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #18
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Re: Fastest Rising baby names

I just don't want to pick a name for my child because I'm getting subliminal messages from the media telling me to like the name. KWIM?
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My sister has a friend with a completely made up name (a mixture of her mother's and uncle's names). Not only did I see someone on tv with the exact same first name, but they also had the same last name. So, it is entirely possible that even a "unique" name isn't very unique.
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Re: Fastest Rising baby names

I'm glad I saw this. I'm going to cross a few names off of my list (Harper, Brielle, Oliver, Milo). I like names that aren't in the top 1,000.

I would have though the reverse on the democrat v. republican naming as well because the republicans that I know tend to use traditional names while the democrats don't.
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