Is Josephine too trendy?
One of the few girls' names my husband and I can agree on is Josephine. It was one of my great-great grandmother's names, who everyone on my Dad's side of the family loved dearly, and my mother and 2 of my cousins also have the middle name Jo, so it kind of honors them as well. (Everyone in my extended family tries to somehow tie their baby name choices to someone else in the familiar. Sometimes it's a little bit of a stretch. For example, my name is Stacy Leigh; the Leigh is a tribute to my Grandpa Leo. Incidentally, Leo is our first chice if it's a boy.)
Besides my great-great-grandma (who died when I was 3), I've only known one other Josephine and she was my age (late 20s. early 30s). However, I notice that Josephine seems to be bounding up the Social Security Administration's popular baby name charts. It makes a little progress each year and is now in the top 200.) I had always thought that Josephine was a good combination of not too common, but also very recognizable. Do you think Josephine is becoming too trendy?
Thanks in advance for any input!
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 4:35am