Hello to all the Amelias and Olivers.
We seriously considered ‘Isaac’ as a name for Nem Jnr (now 6). Glad we didn’t as they’re everywhere! 🙂
It is funny how names go in and out of fashion. When I was a kid I never met anyone else with the same name. Now there are loads of kids with it and given that I never met anyone with the name previously, I can’t help but respond every time it’s called.Posted 3 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
I make childrens gifts e.g. bunting, pumpbags. When personalizing them I Like to keep up to date with the latest name list. However I’m always amazed at the weird spellings that some parents have for perfectly normal sounding names.Posted 3 years ago
As always if you pick a slighty unusual name e.g Ethel, the chances are it will become popular again.
Our eldest is registered as William, but has always been and will always be Billy. Thought it was the right thing to do at the time, but now considering changing it officially, never called him William or Will, even when cross.
I was christened James, my family then promptly called me Jamie from day 1.
I really should change all my official documentation, but I really can’t be bothered with the hassle.
…or I reclaim the less androgynous name, James.
…or just make a sandwich.Posted 3 years agoglobaltiMember
Lutece, not Lettuce. Tsk.
The popularity of Mohammed would be explained by the fact that quite a lot of people are followers of that imaginary character, whereas there isn’t really a female equivalent for them to idolise, so Muslim girls’ names are a lot more varied.Posted 3 years agoScapegoatSubscriber
My mother is a bit of a traditionalist ( some may say a name snob). When we discovered we were having boy/girl twins we took great delight in telling her they were going to be called Wayne Sheridan and Chelsea Shivaun. Several weeks of disapprovingly pursed lips later she was immensely relieved to hear they had been named after family grandparents, James and Emily!
My Beckhamesque choices of Moab and Bali were overridden, although that’s where they would have been conceived if we hadn’t had to spend all that money on IVF thanks to my bike smash………. 😕Posted 3 years ago
Good section in Freakonomics about naming cycles, very interesting how names fall in and out of favour.
Oddly, I was only listening to that the other day. Here it is for others:
How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Rebroadcast)Posted 3 years ago
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