Do you think Oliver is going to be this year?
It was only 88th on the list for 2010 in the USA, but 20th in Canada (we're in Canada). I feel like I haven't heard it a lot before recently, but lately it seems so many people I know (IRL and on pg.org) are naming their boys Oliver!
From what you've seen so far this year, do you think Oliver is going to make a big jump up the list this year?
DH and I have been thinking about doing Oliver Benjamin G**** for this new little boy. Now I'm worried he'll be one of 4 Oliver's in his school class once he starts school!
oh, bummer! i hope it doesn't shoot up in popularity! i don't know any babies named Oliver, but that's our pick for next baby, if it's a boy. but in our case, it's a family name i've always loved, so we'll do it even if it starts to get "trendy." but i hope not!
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DD Clara born 3/9/12
I do think it will jump in popularity this year. I know 2 babies born in the last year named Oliver and another lady was going to name her baby Oliver if it had been a boy. I do think it is a nice name, but you need to think about popularity concerns if that is important to you.
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There are a few ladies in my prenatal water aerobics class going with Oliver, but I wouldn't put too much stock in that. (eta: EVERYONE I know is going with either Carter or Cooper for their sons right now!).
I don't see Oliver hitting the top ten in either the US or Canada at any point, but that is just my opinion
I think you should go for it!
Laszlo Jacob, 11/9/11
Oliver is not a popular name where I live (Ohio). With our DD we went with something "different" but not so weird that people would look at her funny. Her name is Brynna (Brin-uh). Our new addition is going to be Ryan Andrew. I realize that Ryan is more popular but it is not a name that I have heard often around here. With my name I was one of 4 in my class at school. But Jessica was the most popular name for YEARS during the early 80s when I was born. It didn't really bother me that there were so many of us. I am sure your little Oliver will be just fine with sharing his name because it's special to him
I know of two Oliver's under 5, thats it. I think it is a cute name, and though it may be gaining in popularity, I don't see it making it to the top ten.
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
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Oliver is definitely gaining in poularity... although I don't think it should matter if you love it that much! I have ALWAYS been anti any popular names that you hear all the time, which is why I gave my kids names that I thought were unique and ensured that they would be the only kids in their class with that name (knock on wood lol). But when I got pregnant this time around, I thought for sure this baby would be a girl, and I would have named her Bella. Bella, as I'm sure you all know, has skyrocketed in popularity due to the Twilight movies, but I didn't care, as there was no other girl name that I loved more in the whole world. Baby turned out to be a boy (again!!) and so now he's Trystan... which is definitely lower on the popularity scale than Bella is! I say go with your gut on this one...
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I thinkits increasing in popularity. That said it was on my short list for boys. You could go all sexy French and call him Olivier
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