Names of children near you and children near me?

Well I thought it would be interesting to compare names in different areas..

 

So these are the names of children in my area: (We'll go for under 7 years)

Logan

Joe

Ivan

Lewis

Lachlan

Noah

Jonah

Kyle

Aidan

Fraser

 

Emmy

Laura

Holly

Amelia

Sophie

Carlene

Abbey

Erin

Alicia

Ada

Ella

 

Let's see if anyone can guess where I'm from.. (I'll tell later)

Names of children in your area and where abouts you are from? (If you don't want to answer those then just guess where I'm from and comment on the names if you like)

Thank you for answering :)

 

Replies

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By EVie
November 22, 2013 3:11 PM

Well, one clue is that in your other post you said "nursery," so I don't think you're American. Lachlan and Fraser among the boys makes me think maybe Australia? I know Lachlan in particular is very popular there (and it never occurred to me why, but now that I've looked it up, I realize that it's probably because Lachlan Macquarie and all the places named after him make the name more familiar there). I don't know anything more about regional Australian naming trends, but if I had to hazard a more specific guess it would be Sydney, just because it's the most populous city and Lachlan is most popular in NSW. (Chimu, am I even close?)

I'm saving up the list of names from my mothers' groups and will post them at the end of the year when all the 2013 babies are included :)

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November 23, 2013 5:23 AM

Good attempt! It's not Australia though, it's actually Scotland.. Not too close! But good use of your logic to come up with your answer so you desrve credit for that! Hehe

Thank you for answering :)

 

P.S. I forgot to put Ewan and Isla up there, which might have helped. There are quite a few other Scottish names up there but I wasn't sure if anyone would be able to guess from just that.

:)

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By EVie
November 23, 2013 5:00 PM

Darn! I did recognize Lachlan and Fraser as originally Scottish names (and of course the Lachlan Macquarie that I mentioned before was Scottish-born). I guess that Logan and Kyle are both originally Scottish as well, but both of those have been very popular in the U.S., so I didn't think of them (Logan is super popular now, Kyle is more of an 80s-90s name). None of the girls' names struck me as especially Scottish, though, which is probably why I thought of Australia first—I know that Celtic boys' names are super popular there, and Sophie, Amelia etc. are very highly ranked as well.

4
January 1, 2014 4:22 PM

If you'd have put in Isla, it would have been a dead giveaway for Scotland! My daughter's name is Isla and no one in the US knows how to pronounce it. All my Scotish cousins were like, "oh, of course." ;)

I was going to say some upper middle class urban area in the US. Sounds like most of the kids I know in Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas. :)

5
December 23, 2013 9:11 PM

Near me we have not very many little kids, but some of my best friends are (I'm in middle school)

Ellie

Daria

Elin

Lilly

Natalie

Katie

Emmy

Emmie (we call her Tim)

Bridget

Ksenya

Chloe

Sami

Aneri

Hannah

Hana

Hanna

Kelsey

Edi

Malia

Melina

J'Lyn

Autumn

Olivia

Lorelai

Emma

Erin

Kennis

Molly

Tiffany

Esther

Jael

Christina 

Sophia

Rachel

Aliyah 

Liana

Cassiday

 

And some of the more yoohnique ones:

Kaniya

Kitriane

Tequina

Tequila

Antonia (pronounced Antoin-eia)

Demondre

Harlot 

so yeah.....

6
January 1, 2014 2:36 PM

Harlot?!! I think I'd be racing to the register of deeds the very second I turned 18 to change that.

7
August 11, 2015 11:02 AM

Why do you call Emmie Tim? That's a very intriguing nn!

8
January 8, 2014 4:40 PM

I'll try to stay under 7, but a lot of these kids I don't know how old they are.

John Paul

Anna

Gilliam nn Gilly

Lucas

Kaylee

Blaise

Frances nn Frankie

Ethan

Nicholas

Carson nn CJ

Brooks (b)

Ryann (g)

Alice

Jedidiah nn Jedi

John

Abigail

Theresa

Philomena

Talia

Cyrus

Mikaya (g) No idea how to spell it. It's pronounced Muk-EYE-uh, and it's Biblical.

Kellan

Lilly

Penny

John Paul nn Johnny

Sadie

Matt (I assume it's a nickname)

Cate ( " )

Sam ( " )

Ben  ( " )

Lucas nn Luke

Claire

Miriam

Catherine

Where do you think I'm from?

9
February 23, 2014 1:03 AM

I can imagine this list coming from England. The names sound more European than American, but not France, Germany, or any of the other countries with close geographics.

10
August 11, 2015 11:04 AM

It's American, actually.

11
January 27, 2014 12:54 AM

Colton

Caleb

Chloe

Aidan x2

Mason

Zain

Chace

Michael

Jennifer (Jenna)

Dylan

Amalia

Camryn

Molly

Connor

Deanna

Maddie

Jordan

Rhys

Kivara

Hannah

Isaiah

Greta

Milos

Seth

Corban

Cohen

Declan

Keira

Dallas

Scarlett

Liam

Julienne

July

Alex

Bryce

Abigail

Julia

Aisling

Cillian

Lillian (Lily)

Marilyn

Logan

Greyson

CarolAnn

Madeline

Fenix

River 

12
February 10, 2014 8:51 PM

Wow, a lot of pretty and unusual names! I particularly like Rhys, Milos, Julienne, Aisling, and Greyson. This list doesn't quite sound American to me... Is it?

13
February 23, 2014 12:58 AM

I would like to say Canada, it doesn't quite sound American to me.

14
March 7, 2014 11:57 PM

Southern U.S.A.

15
March 12, 2014 5:12 PM

Ok this isn't any fun since the answer is in my username, but for the sake of interest these are all toddlers of the Last Frontier, ages 4 and under:

Aria, Claudia, Sadie, Elsie, Kennedy, Aleah, Norah, Julia, Avery, Emma, Zayah

Micah, Seth, Chandler, Henry, Graham, Elias, Simon, Jameson, Eli, Max

16
March 12, 2015 10:45 AM

Ooh! I love all those names!

17
March 28, 2014 6:54 PM

This is a good topic! It's been fun to read. Some of you might know where I'm located from some of my previous posts. But in case you don't, here is a list of some kids around my building and in the area. Also a few of my friends' kids.

 

Boys:

 

David

Kai

Lucas

Jake

Matty

Nathaniel

Ethan

Liam

Anthony

 

Girls:

Hannah

Emerson

Riley

 

 

18
March 29, 2014 12:22 AM

I'm going to guess middle to southern US.

19
March 29, 2014 12:23 AM

Maybe Colorado or Tennessee.

20
April 8, 2014 10:38 PM

New York City. :)

21
May 26, 2014 12:01 AM

All these names are children born in 2010 in my area:

Ariana, Aubry, Aleia

Bella, Beta

Cora, Caleb, Cameron, Clara, Covey

Delilah, Dallas

Emma, Ella, Ellison, Ezra

Forest

Gannon, Gunner

Hudson, Hunter

Isabella

Joseph, John, Justin, James, Joshua, Jacob

Kaleb, Kai, Karsin, Kayleen, Kiera, Katherine, Kyth@ra

Levi, Luke, Liam, Leif

Makayla, Maile, Marianne, Mia

Rachel, R@yah, Ruby, Ryland

Sean, Shelby

Vivian, Vincent, V@ra

Any guesses what area these names are from?

 

23
January 7, 2015 2:24 AM

Good guess DinosaurRoar, they are in Seattle, WA

24
January 20, 2015 1:39 AM

Atticus (4) is in pre-K and there are 19 other kids in his class.  Their first names are: 

 

Boys: Dylan, Eduardo, Noah, Landon, Henry, Castor, Diego, Ulises

Girls: Miriam, Alexandra (Ali), Brenna, Brooklyn, Liliana, Noelani, Minerva, Chloe, Esmeralda, Nadia, Natalia

25
March 12, 2015 10:42 AM

WOW! Esmeralda? I LOVE that name!

Southern US or maybe Australia? I don't know, I'm not very good at this!

26
March 12, 2015 10:46 AM

These are certainly some interesting names! I love the differences (and similarities) from all over the globe!

 

Here's mine!

Eden (g) (not that I have ever met a boy Eden in my area, but maybe somewhere)

Eve

Boaz

Daniel

Lily

Jonathan

Timothy x2

Elijah

Noah

Hayden (b)

Zane

Johanna (yo-HANA)

Julia

Van

Jolene

Davi (b)

Grayson (b)

Caroline

Crew

Adam

Walter

Ruby

Charlie (b)

Nathaniel

Bryce

Samuel

Ella

Carson (b)

Paisley

Maxsim

Henry

Eliana

Elias

Marie

Wyatt x2

Kyrie

Caden

Abby (just Abby)

Zara

 

That's all I can think of right now! Where am I from???

27
March 12, 2015 2:15 PM

I'm guessing the list with Esmeralda and Nadia is a big city, like Chicago.  

(I was hoping this would post to that thread, but it didn't.)

28
August 2, 2015 4:40 AM

Okay, so I collected a list of names of the kids in my oldest daughter's year level (she's in the second grade), as well as my middle daughter's class (she's in her first year of school), and my youngest daughter's daycare class (she's four months old). These lists include my own daughters' names also.

Oldest daughters year level:

Ryan x2
Presley
Makayla
Eren
Caitlin
Riley x3 (b)
Aidan
Mercedes
Ethan
Isabella
Cooper x2
Brock
Tahlia
William
Georgina
Jasmine
Hayden
Hope
Alex (b)
Jayden
Ruby
Amber
Kaylee
Adriana
Kristina
Alisha
Makeely
Joshua
Jacob
Sasha (b)
Paige
Jamie (g)
Liliana
Dylan x2
Aden
Kate
Taylah x2
Zane
Kai
Lucas
Luke
Chelsea
Esmee
Daniel
Mitchell
Kian (who my daughter informs me prefers to be called Jeff)
Willow
Amy
Jordan
Natasa (creative spelling of Natasha)
Timothy
Connor
Crystal
Brodie
Belinda
Dillon
Thomas
Jackson
Damon

Middle daughter's class:

Kiara
Zahra
Isabella
Keegan
Declan
Ruby
Elizabeth
Naomi
Hana
Krystal
Chloe
Cooper
Jamie (b)
Keely

Youngest daughter's daycare class

Alexis x2
Cash
Aria
Hudson
Lucy
Isabel (nn Izzy)
Isabelle (nn Belle)
Charlie (b)
Imogen
Mateo
Ava
Logan
Sierra
Ash
Harley
Laura
Serena
Abel
Zoe
Robert
Kelly
Mariah
Tayla

Where do you all think I'm from? (I have mentioned it before in a couple of threads, but even so...)

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By Fly
August 3, 2015 10:27 AM

Judging by the use of Presley, Hudson, Brock, Matteo, Makeely and calling your daughter's year level "grade", I'm gonna say you're not Australian, but the rest of those names would be completely normal here.

I'm not going to display my ignorance by attempting to guess which part of the USA you're from.

30
August 4, 2015 5:30 PM

Good thinking, but I actually am Australian! I just happen to live in an area where parents are either from other countries (most commonly Southern European (hence Mateo) as well as Eastern European and Asian) or like to be a little creative with their names. When I used to work in a different daycare on the other side of the area, the names were such a mixed bag of unique names, creative spellings, and other cultures, that if I was to post that list up (I won't since my time there was a while ago) only a few names would've sounded completely normal for Australians, rather than most of them! :)

31
By Fly
August 5, 2015 2:01 AM

That's really interesting. The cultural mix in my corner of Oz leads to a bit more diversity I think, mostly Pacific Islander and South Asian (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Papua) type influences, though there's plenty of Europeans, but mostly second or third gen (war migrants) whose children have "normal" English names. The fact that the only non-English sounding name was Spanish felt like a dead give-away of the USA hahaha... And Presley, like Elvis, or Hudson, like the river.

32
August 5, 2015 5:02 AM

Well, I live sort of but not quite near Melbourne, and if I were to span the WHOLE area, well, there's much more diversity, with not only European and Asian, but Middle Easter, Pacific Islanders, and African too! In the smaller (though still relatively large) area I'm talking about (northern/eastern districts), it's more of the South/Eastern Europeans and South-Eastern Asians. I understand and agree with your logic of Spanish name+Elvis inspired+river inspired names=USA. My guess for Presley is that his parents are simply fans of Elvis (One of my sisters' middle name is Presley for this very reason, in fact), and for Hudson, his parents may have visitied or could possibly even be American?

33
August 5, 2015 12:50 PM

Wait--Presley is a boy?! That's definitely not how the name plays in America.

I was surprised by the fact that there are two Talyahs and one Talya. How is that pronounced?

34
August 5, 2015 9:12 PM

Apparently so! The name is more unisex to me-as mentioned earlier in this thread it's my younger sister's middle name. My daughter says this one's a boy though, and after looking at school photos-yeah, Presley's a boy!

Not Talyah/Talya, Taylah/Tayla-it's just a spelling of Taylor.

35
By Fly
August 6, 2015 9:00 AM

I would expect Presley to be a boy.

Daylex- east or west? Need PMs lol. But if you know where K&K was filmed, you know roughly where I am.

36
August 7, 2015 5:30 PM

Ah yes, I know the area. As mentioned I live sort of but not quite near Melbourne. If you know where a few scenes (mainly car chase scenes) from the original Mad Max movie was filmed then you know where I am.

37
By Fly
August 8, 2015 8:23 AM

I see. Yes I think I figured it out :) I've been there a few times, but not often.

38
August 6, 2015 12:07 PM

Thanks for the clarification.

39
August 8, 2015 11:01 PM

My new PreK kiddos started Thursday, and I've had such fun learning and contemplating all their names! 

We've got Bray1an (b), Brant1ey (b), and Brin1ee (g). There's a K@iden, a C@dence, and a K@rsyn (all boys). Elijah, T@nna (g), Averie (g), and India round out the group, but my favorite is the one that probably gives away my location the most: Jennabe11e!

40
August 8, 2015 11:15 PM

RachSparkles, I'm guessing you're in the US and in one of the states that is a naming frontier, like Utah or Wyoming. Those three K/C boy names really surprised me!

41
August 8, 2015 11:20 PM

I would guess somewhere in the southern USA?

42
August 9, 2015 10:57 PM

Good call. The -belle ending does make me think Southern belle. I live in the south, however, and have not experienced such a high concentration of trendy names. So not central NC.

43
August 11, 2015 5:44 PM

Y'all are so smart! I am in the rural Deep South of the U.S. I teach in a Head Start classroom which serves families with a lower socioeconomic status, so my sample might not be indicative of the larger population of my area. I just heard I might be getting another boy named Bray1an, so it really feels like they're all pulling from the same list. My tongue gets so twisted trying to call their names!

44
October 31, 2015 4:08 PM

This post is so old, but so interesting! 

My little cousin is in the fourth grade. Here's the list from his year:

Paul

Aiden

Carter 

Brayden 

Olivia x2

James

Nathan

Damien

Casey (g)

Lillie (this is the full name)

Grace

Edward (nn Eddie)

Shreya

Kenadee 

Jennifer (nn Jenny)

Collin

Bennet

Autumn

Jayce

Ryan

Stephanie 

Cooper x2

Riley (g)

Annastaisya (pronounced Anastasia)

Summer

Keagan (g)

Hunter

Austin

Jonah

Noah

Jackson

Andrew

Shawn, Shaun, and Sean

Jimmy (full name)

Dylann (g)

Andre

Adrianna 

Alexandra (nn Alex)

Catherine

Sasha

 

And the most surprising of all:

Isabel

Isabel nn Isa

Isabelle nn Izzy

Isabella 

Isabella nn Bella