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May 11th, 2005, 09:42 AM
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I find these days that two names rise to the top as favorites for our future children:

GIRL - Avery
BOY - Cole

But I have a dread of hugely popular names.

In your experience, have you heard much about either one?
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May 11th, 2005, 10:32 AM
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I only know one of each, i went to school with an Avery... and my cousins' name is Cole. He is the only one i know.... but everyone seems to think his name is neat! I think its used more up north though, because my aunt his mother is from Maine........ and she picked his name.... but i think its a great one!
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May 11th, 2005, 12:22 PM
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That's an interesting observation! Northern names vs. southern vs. western etc - I wonder if there are trend differences?

So, anyone else?
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May 11th, 2005, 12:40 PM
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You can check out the popularity of a name on the Social Security website. Scroll down to towards the bottom and it says Popularity of a name...type in the name and it should let you know.
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May 11th, 2005, 12:40 PM
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The only Cole I know is Cole from Charmed. Well, and I know a girl named Nicole who goes by Cole.

I don't think I know anyone named Avery - so, no, I don't think you need to worry about either name being TOO popular.

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May 11th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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I don't know any one with those names as their first names. I do know of people that have Avery as their last name.

Also, I looked up last few years of top names and Cole was #70 in 2003, #69 in 2002 (#99 Colby in 2001), but was not listed in 2004 at all. Also, I didn't see Avery at all.

Hope that is helpful!

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May 11th, 2005, 03:31 PM
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Yay! This is all good news to me. Thank you ladies.

Brittany thanks for the SS# website, but I find those listings kind of misleading because its such a national sweep, you know? For example, Madison is way at the top of the list, and I do not know anyone, anyone at all, who named their baby that. So I'm relying on more anecdotal stories!
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May 11th, 2005, 05:44 PM
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The only Avery I know is a boy. It doesn't sound very feminine to me really.
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May 11th, 2005, 08:47 PM
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Where I live the name Avery is very popular.. I know of at least 10 girls and boys that are named this.. My next door neighbors grandchild is named Avery.. Now Cole.. I only know of one man named this..
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May 12th, 2005, 12:08 PM
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AHH! Cyndee. My bubble has popped. Avery is very popular? Shoot. Will have to start looking again. But happy news on the name Cole. Sounds like nobody's heard of it. GOOD!

Chelle- yes, exactly. I don't go for the overly feminine names. My DD has a unisex name and if I have another girlie I want the same kind of thing.
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May 13th, 2005, 12:27 PM
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I don't want to burst anymore bubbles.. but I have to add, here in Oregon, I know of a BIG handful of Cole's or boys w/the middle name Cole..many under the age of 5. When I taught preschool there was always one in every class.

When we had our son Justin Quinn in 2002, there were 4 other women in the hospital & all of their sons had COLE in the name first & or middle!! I know this b/c we had considered it as a middle name & decided against it b/c of this. It was the equivalent of using Marie or Elizabeth as a middle name. (I can say that b/c my middle name is Jennifer MARIE & my sister is Elizabeth Anne & my neice is Payton Elizabeth!!!)

However don't let these facts & tips deter you if you really love the names...

Avery & Cole are cute.. & if you love them that's really all that matters
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May 16th, 2005, 11:24 AM
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Oh well.


BUT - I'd rather hear the bad news than blindly pick names that are super-popular!

Thanks for the update Jen.

I still do love both names but I fear using them for what probably happened to you as a girl...in my class alone there were about seven Jennifers, and they all became "Jenny M. Jen S. etc etc"

On my teams at work, we've taken to nicknaming all the Jens (JJ, J-Lip) etc because its easier to track who you're talking about.

So that's what I want to avoid!

So I'm glad you and Cyndee gave me the heads up.
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May 16th, 2005, 03:54 PM
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i don't here those names here a lot and I love them
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Yep, I do know the Jenni M, I was that my whole life in grade school & jr high.. the only thing that saved me in HS was I happen to be the only one who went by JEN. Everyone else was Jenny or Jennifer. Now even as an adult, there are 4 Jennifer's w/the SAME MIDDLE name & even 3 w/the same LAST NAME!! I had the same problem w/my maiden name too! There were 4 of us-same middle too!! Jennifer Marie was like the staple name of the 70's I guess!!

I was actually shocked when I found out my second son Justin shares a name w/ an older child w/the same last name at our dr office.. the only difference of course is the middle..which is thankfully less common... still they get them confused all the time!

GOOD LUCK!!

How about Ainsley instead of Avery?? I've never met one & I always thought the name was cute.

For the boys.. Corbin? Coren? Colin? Baine? Cale? Dean?? Casen?
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I know 2 Avery's 1 girl and one boy. I like it.

I only know 1 Cole here too. When I hear Cole I think of Days of Thunder with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The main charcter was Cole.
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I know 2 Avery's 1 girl and one boy. I like it.

I only know 1 Cole here too. When I hear Cole I think of Days of Thunder with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The main charcter was Cole.
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I know one girl named Avery and 2 boys,, one is my age the other is very little. I don't think they are as common in young children.
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May 17th, 2005, 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by izjqpm@May 16 2005, 05:51 PM
Yep, I do know the Jenni M, I was that my whole life in grade school & jr high.. the only thing that saved me in HS was I happen to be the only one who went by JEN. Everyone else was Jenny or Jennifer. Now even as an adult, there are 4 Jennifer's w/the SAME MIDDLE name & even 3 w/the same LAST NAME!! I had the same problem w/my maiden name too! There were 4 of us-same middle too!! Jennifer Marie was like the staple name of the 70's I guess!!

I was actually shocked when I found out my second son Justin shares a name w/ an older child w/the same last name at our dr office.. the only difference of course is the middle..which is thankfully less common... still they get them confused all the time!

GOOD LUCK!!

How about Ainsley instead of Avery?? I've never met one & I always thought the name was cute.

For the boys.. Corbin? Coren? Colin? Baine? Cale? Dean?? Casen?
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LOL - Jen, I feel for you. I read somewhere that "Jennifer" seemed to be the default name for every daughter born in the 1970's!

I really like your suggestion of Ainsley. So cute. The only obstacle is DH, who seems to associate the name with a minor character from "The West Wing". Go figure!

For the boy name - Corbin is pretty cool. I also like Cullen - I knew a guy in college named that and always thought it was a nice variation on Colin.

Thanks for the tips and suggestions!
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May 20th, 2005, 01:25 PM
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I know a lil boy named Cole, but I don't know any Avery's. By the way, I love both names!
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I love both names! I know one Avery. She's older, and no Coles.
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