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Wdyt of these random girl names (taken from the top 1000)

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August 7th, 2009, 12:10 PM
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These names are taken from the SSA's top 1000. Wdyt of them? Are you surprised at their ranking?

Tessa (202)
Vivian (207)
Eden (232)
Fatima (249)
Valentina (265)
Dulce (302)
Monica (317)
Alice (326)
Ximena (332)
Brielle (338)
Tatum (368)
Lizbeth (373)
Nyla (409)
Hadley (414)
Lyric (429)
Meredith (445)
Perla (478)
Elle (494)
America (503)
Parker (505)
Abril (522)
Sylvia (559)
Isis (607)
Raven (625)
Haven (631)
Finley (665)
Monserrat (674)
Greta (694)
Hillary (715)
Luz (732)
Rayna (761)
Brisa (787)
Edith (806)
Evie (853)
Belen (869)
McKinley (891)
Charlize (905)
Ashanti (930)
Gretchen (945)
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August 7th, 2009, 12:40 PM
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The ones I like:
Eden (surprised it's as popular as it is - doesn't seem to be)
Brielle (never heard this name until I joined these forums, but I love it)
Alice (I think this one will gain popularity, given the Twilight books)
Isis (Surprised at this one's popularity also)
Rayna (though this is not my preferred spelling)

I've never heard of some: Ximena, Nyla, Abril, Luz, Brisa, Belen

Fatima and Valentina both surprise me in popularity also.. I don't hear them often.

I really can't see Lizbeth or Evie as given names.

Monserrat is kind of an odd name, especially for a little girl.

Some of the other names I really dislike, but most are just not my style.
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August 7th, 2009, 01:41 PM
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I like


Never heard of


Just don't like


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August 7th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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Since I didn't recognize these names, I made a phone call. Here's what I got:

BELÉN is the Spanish name for Bethlehem (the birthplace of Christ).

DULCE is the Spanish with for "sweet" - Dulce de leche = ice cream

XIMENA is also Spanish, but it's meaning is unclear. It's speculated to be a form of Simon (I take that to mean someone made it up way back when and it caught on)

MONSERRAT is most notably a Spanish mountain range, but the name has been used for other things, too.

LUZ is Spanish for Light - the Virgin Mary is referred to as Nuestra Señora de la Luz

BRISA, I believe, is a nick name turned given name - it's usually short for Briseis (Greek) or Briseida (the Spanish form of Briseis)

NYLA comes from Niles (I think) - it's another one that someone made up and others caught on to.

ABRIL is Spanish for April (I should have known that...)
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August 7th, 2009, 02:04 PM
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Fatima (249) - surprised it was so high, dislike it greatly.

Ximena (332) never even heard of it, reminds me of a skin disease

Meredith (445)-not surprised d/t greys anatomy

Abril (522)-ok but never heard of it

Monserrat (674)- Huh

Luz (732) - never heard of it

Brisa (787) never heard of it, kinda neat

Evie (853)-surprised its so low, seems like it belongs with Eva, Eve, Ava, Edie

Belen (869)-different, never heard of it

McKinley (891)-VERY surprised its so low
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August 7th, 2009, 02:23 PM
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I like:


I'm surprised Monserrat is so high, I've never heard of it. Really really surprised that America is so high, never heard it as a name except America Ferrara.
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August 7th, 2009, 03:47 PM
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When actually going through the name list like I did today, I saw a LOT of names that I was surprised were so high and an equal amount that I thought would be higher. Considering that Ella is so popular, I thought Elle would be higher than the high 400's.
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August 7th, 2009, 05:54 PM
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Tessa (202) - Dont like
Vivian (207) - Pretty, but not my style
Eden (232) - Pretty
Fatima (249)- Gone care for at all
Valentina (265)- Not my style at all
Dulce (302) - Say what? Don't care for
Monica (317) - Dont care for
Alice (326)- Dont care for
Ximena (332) - Dont care for at all
Brielle (338) - Pretty
Tatum (368) - Really like
Lizbeth (373)- Sounds artificially shortened. Dont like
Nyla (409)- Cute, but NMS
Hadley (414) - Cute, but too trendy
Lyric (429) - Ditto
Meredith (445)- NMS
Perla (478) - Dont care for
Elle (494)- LOVE. My top girls name right now.
America (503)- Its okay
Parker (505)- Cute, like it better on a girl right now
Abril (522)- Dont care for at all
Sylvia (559)- Dont care for
Isis (607)- Dont care for at all
Raven (625)- Dont care for
Haven (631)- Cute
Finley (665)- Boy....
Monserrat (674)- ??? Dont like
Greta (694)- NMSAA
Hillary (715)- Dont care for at all (but then again, I'm a Republican. lol!)
Luz (732)- Its okay, but totally not my sytle
Rayna (761)- Cute, but NMS
Brisa (787)- Cute
Edith (806)- Dont care for
Evie (853)- Cute
Belen (869)- No idea. Dont like I like it
McKinley (891)- Its okay
Charlize (905)- Its okay
Ashanti (930)- Dont care for
Gretchen (945)- NMS
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August 7th, 2009, 08:26 PM
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Tessa (202) - nms
Vivian (207) - nms
Eden (232) - like
Fatima (249) - nms
Valentina (265) - like
Dulce (302) - nms
Monica (317) - nms
Alice (326) - nms
Ximena (332) - nms
Brielle (338) - like
Tatum (368) - nms
Lizbeth (373) - nms
Nyla (409) - nms
Hadley (414) - like
Lyric (429) - like
Meredith (445) - nms
Perla (478) - nms
Elle (494) - nms
America (503) - nms
Parker (505) - nms
Abril (522) - nms
Sylvia (559) - nms
Isis (607) - nms
Raven (625) - nms
Haven (631) - nms
Finley (665) - nms - see it more as a boys name
Monserrat (674) - nms
Greta (694) - nms
Hillary (715) - nms
Luz (732) - nms
Rayna (761) - nms
Brisa (787) - nms
Edith (806) - nms
Evie (853) - nms
Belen (869) - nms
McKinley (891) - like
Charlize (905) - like
Ashanti (930) - like
Gretchen (945) - nms


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August 7th, 2009, 09:44 PM
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I like:
Vivian (207)
Alice (326)
Tatum (368)
Elle (494)

I prefer on a boy:
Parker (505)
Finley (665)

I really dislike:
Fatima (249) - so suprised at popularity!
Valentina (265)
Brisa (787)
Belen (869)

Im suprised at...
Dulce (302), Lizbeth (373), Perla (478), and America (503) being so high
Evie (853) and Gretchen (945) being so low
Ximena (332), Monserrat (674), and Luz (732) being names
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August 7th, 2009, 09:51 PM
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These are the only ones I like
Eden (232)
Brielle (338)
Tatum (368)
Elle (494)
Evie (853)
McKinley (891)

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