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  #1  
February 8th, 2007, 05:34 PM
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I posted something like this in another thread....but do any of you get territorial over names? By that I mean--do you guys have a name that you have loved FOREVER that is now becoming really popular? The three names that I have loved since I was very young (I've always thought about baby names, even as a child) are Alexandra, Charlotte and Gabriel (for a boy)....now I feel like all three are taking off. I used to like Jacob and look what happened to that Sorry, just a bit of a rant...hehehe....When I found out my pregnant cousin was going to name her daughter Alexa (which I hate), I told her that it was a cute name but that she had to be aware that if I had a daughter, she was going to be an Alexandra no matter what

So...what are the names you have loved for a long time that are unfortunately becoming very popular? Are you still going to use those names?
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February 8th, 2007, 05:38 PM
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I don't really care how popular names are .. If I like them I'll use them .

But if someone in my family knew I loved a name and they were going to use it than yes , I'd be mad
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February 8th, 2007, 05:57 PM
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I always dreamed of naming a daughter Alyssa, and I still think it's a gorgeous name, but has lost some of its appeal to me as it became so popular over the last 5 to 10 years.

I also get annoyed when really good boy names get coopted by girls, and don't sound as masculine anymore. Examples of names I love for boys but are more girl names now include Taylor and Cameron.
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February 8th, 2007, 06:19 PM
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I don't really care how popular names are .. If I like them I'll use them .[/b]

so ditto! It's hard for me to seee someone dropping a name that they LOVE b/c it's popular.
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February 8th, 2007, 07:06 PM
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Since I was a little girl I've adored the name Isabella. Now it's becoming really popular but I don't care. haha I told my BF he didn't really have a choice on the name if we had a girl Luckily he seems to like it too.

For a boy I've always loved Jacob, but that's just not an option as we already have a couple kids in the extended family with that name.
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February 8th, 2007, 07:51 PM
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Genevieve is getting more popular now. I used to love it so much.

I know it's kind of silly to care how many people have that name, but I had a popular name and HATED it. I don't want my kids to hate their names too.
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February 8th, 2007, 08:23 PM
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Isabella, Alexandra, and Genevieve are my top 3 for a girl. Now they're popular.

Julian is my absolute #1 for a boy. I hate how it's booming.
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February 8th, 2007, 10:22 PM
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Alexandra, Isabelle, Gabrielle are some of my fav girls names that are getting real popular atm though luckily for me my top name (Brynn) is still pretty unique though I bet with my luck by the time I am ready to have a baby that name will be super popular...for boys Alexander, Jonah and unfortuantly my top name Noah are getting real popular...though popularity wouldn't stop me using it
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February 9th, 2007, 09:05 AM
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When my parents named me, Breanna/Brianna was hardly even on the map (deff. not on the top 100 list). When I was a kid I used to hear "oh wow, what a pretty and unique name!".....Check out what happened to it on the top 100 list in the 90's

1990- 61
1991- 51
1992- 43
1993- 32
1994- 27
1995- 21
1996- 17
1997- 17
1998- 17
1999- 14 <----

I HATE that my name became popular! Therefor, I don't want to do that to my kids. I want to chose a name that isn't odd, but won't become common either.
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February 9th, 2007, 10:26 AM
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I always thought I would have a daughter named Samantha but now I think it is over used so I don't think I'm going to use it.

One name that DH and I have had stuck in our heads for the past couple of years is Kyle so I think if we have a boy he will be named that since we have become so attached to it.
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February 9th, 2007, 11:28 AM
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I don't really care how popular names are .. If I like them I'll use them .[/b]
I agree, to an extent. I've loved Emma my whole life but would never use it now, it's #1. I'm a Kelly born in 1980, so there were a million other Kelly's i've know in my life, it never really bothered me. Also I married a man with 11 nieces (I had none before) so Claire, Abigail, and Kelsey (some of my favorites growing up) are out for me.
I love Charlotte and Katherine and will probably use these no matter what, the sister in laws know these are my "don't touch" names!
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February 9th, 2007, 03:19 PM
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OMG that totally happened to me... Years ago I wanted girls names Spohia, Olivia, Hannah, and none of them were popular... Now I would never name a girl those names because they're soooo popular...
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February 9th, 2007, 06:13 PM
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*Sigh* I guess it is inevitable girls I think that people are not so conservative anymore when it comes to naming, which means that a lot of our fave names will become popular. I guess we just have to stick to our guns as far as names that we've liked forever...
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February 9th, 2007, 06:45 PM
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I don't know if the names I like will ever become "popular" but I do get upset over dumb things...like shortly after Story was born that movie "Lady in the Water" came out and the girl in was named Story. I was like..hey that's my name!...lol like I own the rights to it or something! I also just read I think it was BabyTalk or Parenting an article about names and Story and True are both listed in there. Story obviously I already used and True is at the top of my list for the new baby.
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February 9th, 2007, 08:21 PM
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I am always changing the names I like

I'm not particularly territorial.. if there is a common/popular name I like, I'll use it... and so long as it wasn't my sister, I wouldn't mind if someone else from our family/friends used a name I had picked out - and if i loved it enough, I would probably continue to lose it...

... if my sister used a name that I wanted to use, I would hand it over to her & choose another name (after I told my sis we'd decided on Gabrielle, she admitted that it was at the top of her list for a daughter!)
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February 10th, 2007, 03:46 AM
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I'm the kind who would drop a name off my list if it came in the top 10. I'm worried now about the name Asher, as it just sounds like a name that will become popular, but I hope it won't.
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February 10th, 2007, 07:51 AM
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i had my daughter's name picked out when i was 13. i held onto it until i was pregnant and the name was almost unheard of. it wasnt evne on the top 1000 SSA when i named her, now her name is one the fastest growing names around. Does it make me mad yes but i am rest assured that i was ahead of the trend and that although many will follow behind her in school the chance of her having another one in her class is still very very slim.
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February 10th, 2007, 11:06 AM
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Genevieve is getting more popular now. I used to love it so much.

I know it's kind of silly to care how many people have that name, but I had a popular name and HATED it. I don't want my kids to hate their names too.[/b]
Ditto, only my name isn't that popular.
I have 2 other girls in my HS with my name and it's confusing enough.
They all go by Mel, too.
I think it bothers me so much because I'm not used to it, I've never known another Melanie until HS.
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