The SSA's top baby name list for 2012 just came out yesterday in case anyone besides me cares
Popular Baby Names
but that's why I went with Emalyn (Ema or Em)
Often times the names we like, we like first and then discover they are popular
Just looked up our name and it's not in the top 1000 for the last 20 years, lol!
DS's name was ranked 479 the year he was born and now its 372
Unfortunately our top choice is in the top 10. I hate when that happens - I can't even imagine why it is so popular....
The year we had Aidan, we had no idea where his name was ranked. We just out of the blue decided on his name a half hour before he was born. I prefer not to use the most popular names - his name was #1 that year!! Oh well, I do love the name. I see it's #10 this year. Also, we have a Sophie (not Sophia) and that name has also been very popular the last few years - #1 for 2012.
Well that was an easy one to pick out. Only one "E" name on the list Great name!
Our boys' name is not anywhere in the top 1000 (which I suspected) and our girl's is falling off, in the 400's 20 years ago to the late 800's now. But we will pronounce it differently, which in my mind makes a huge difference. DD's name is Saphira, which at first people think is Sophia - then they realize it's a much more unique name. I definitely avoid top 10 (let's face it top 100 and if I can top 1000) names.
Umm Sandra - you totally just gave away your name
Oliver #73 (ironic with a due date of 7-3, haha)
Lucas is extremely popular here. We know about 8 of them with in a few years of Lucas. I knew none when he was born.
I'm not too particular about sharing on here, but we haven't been sharing IRL. DH has been pressing for that name, and I'm inclined to let him pick this time since he's felt left out in the past.
Sandra - it's also my nephew's name. And they weren't sharing the name either. But my SIL gave enough clues that I picked it out and was right! Also she has a terrible poker face - and once I decided that was the name, I mentioned it and she totally gave it away and then tried to pretend it wasn't. I'm so bad about letting people keep secrets. They never did confirm it before he was born - but I knew!
Sandra: even if it is top 10, a top 10 name now is more like a #25 or so name back when we were born so it doesn't necessarily mean he'll run into a million. It's really regional. Like a top 100 name here last year was Daxton but it isn't in the top 500 overall so really a baby with this name would be super unique but might have another in his class here. That happens a lot here with less common names, probably because people have such huge families in Utah and need to distinguish their kids from each other and their 50 cousins Anyway, as long as you like the name (and who couldn't, that's a GREAT name...we strongly considered it with DS1) then who cares!
I'm just waiting for the state-by-state ones to come out next week.
Elora and Emalyn are not in the top 1000 female names for any year of birth in the last 13 years. Thats what it said!
emma is #2 lol
The Canadian list is out too, and even province by province. Alberta had Ethan as the #2 name last year!
My biggest pet peeve!!!
I loved Kennedy for YEARS. I generally shy away from top 100 names because I like more original ones. The year she was born (2010) it was 111, then in 2011 it was 90 and in 2012 it was 83!!!! Eeps! I like to think it's less popular in Canada.
Our boy name, Marshall, is currently 348 and our girl name, Cora, is 155. Yay for being out of the top 100!!!!
Some of the names DH and I liked but threw out due to popularity were Olivia and Sophia. We also know people who have used them. Several Sophias. LOL.
Laurie - When DD was born we liked Kaden for a boy...but all of the 'aiden' style names got SO popular that we aren't considering it this time for a boy. I still like it though!
Sandra - Where is the Canadian list?
We don't share names on FB or to people we know IRL...so Shhhhhhhh!
I'm interested in the state by state lists. Lucas seems so wildly popular here. Just in our small group at church (if you aren't familiar, sometimes very big churches break people up,into groups of 4-5 families to do social stuff together so you get to know people and don't feel lost in the crowd), we have Lucas, Lucas and Luca. Kinda annoying because I didn't think it was all that popular when I chose
ok, last year Lucas was #16 in my state. And when I picked his name in 2007 looking at the 2006 lists, Lucas (#59) was less popular than Luke (#43). That was why we chose Lucas instead of Luke. But now Lucas has jumped a ton and Luke is holding pretty steady. Oh well!