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September 13th, 2010, 07:30 AM
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My sister recently announced she is expecting. She grew up with a very common name (top ten) and has made a big deal about how important it is to her not to have such a common name for her child.

She also announced the name she has picked out for a little girl. She really seems to love it to death, and she has not asked for opinions on it so far.

It is a super popular name, and she appears to be completely unaware of this fact.

Knowing how important it is to her not to have her daughter grow up with a bunch of others of the same name in her class, would you say something when she hasn't asked for feedback? Or would you not say anything since she hasn't asked and she loves the name?

Her boys name is pretty unusual, if that counts for anything.
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September 13th, 2010, 08:20 AM
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Hmm I would probably compliment how unusual her boy's name is and ask where it falls on the SSA list. That would probably draw her attention to the SSA list where she'd look up her girl's name and see on her own how it ranks.
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September 13th, 2010, 09:56 AM
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I would probably direct her to the SSA website or point out that it is in the top XX (whatever # it is). I would make sure to say that you're not trying to discourage her using it...you just wanted her to know it's not quite as unique as she thinks.
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September 13th, 2010, 10:15 AM
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No, I wouldn't say something to her. If she really, really, really loved a name... why ruin it for her? That's kinda mean, IMO.
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September 13th, 2010, 10:25 AM
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Hmm I would probably compliment how unusual her boy's name is and ask where it falls on the SSA list. That would probably draw her attention to the SSA list where she'd look up her girl's name and see on her own how it ranks.
I'd probably do the same. Then at least she can decide if she loves it enough to use it even though its so popular.
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September 13th, 2010, 12:53 PM
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I'd probably ask if she knew what number each name ranked on the SSA list, and if she didn't know, maybe help her out by giving her the website *for fun*. Then if she discovers the girl's name is more popular than she would like, she can decide whether popularity or the name itself are more important to her.
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September 13th, 2010, 03:27 PM
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I would probably direct her to the SSA website or point out that it is in the top XX (whatever # it is). I would make sure to say that you're not trying to discourage her using it...you just wanted her to know it's not quite as unique as she thinks.


I would ask if she is still worried about popularity and if she says she is still looking for something uncommon then I would probably say something like "________ is a beautiful name but it's really getting popular, just incase you didn't know"
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