Striking consistency in Popular Girls' Names in Northern Europe for 2010
Have you guys taken a look at the top girls' names in Switzerland (German)? I'm kind of blown away by the consistency in style and sound of these names:
They don't follow the "liquid name" style trend that's popular here in the US that Laura blogged about this week, which tend to involve similar sounds but be longer.
How would you characterize these? Fairly short--most in the 3-5 letter range. Lots of L's and N's. Lots of a's and e's, with a few i's and then o's thrown in.
If you take a look at the top girls' names in Denmark, Francophone Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and Belgium, you see some variety, but also a pretty striking consistency.
Any thoughts on this trend?
Wed, 07/18/2012 - 3:35pm