No info yet
No favorite names yet.
Totally agreed with Laura and pp#2.These are GREAT names that you aren't hearing on the playground! You cannot go wrong with James, Mark, Luke and their friends from the Bible, Just so happens those are the names we used for our sons, all born since 2006. They are timeless, classic English and Biblical names that speak well of the owner.Also, they are familiar names -easy to spell and pronounce, and yet they are no longer that common. My children have yet to have a problem with another child in their class or group having the same name. However, the new and trendily named kids certainly do have that problem. My oldest son had two Riley (boys), two Hailey (girls), and two Jada/something else but so very similar they still had to use last names (girls) in his Kindergarten class. Crazy. I've even heard TWO Nico (boys) in the same preschool class (10 kids!) around here!I live in the South, btw. As Laura has reported before, the more conservative Christians are more likely to be out there with the names! It's certainly true around here.My suggested standards for naming our children were as follows: (Bear with me, I'm cutting this from an old email)
Might I suggest that you might want to go revisit the names you mentioned as trendy, because my boys are all named classic/ cross-cultural / Bibilical names that never go wrong. And, they are not common. It may SEEM that the apostles' names are common but in the current children's generation, they aren't. Even as high up the list as #15 in popularily, remember that with the choices of names constantly expanding and everyone trying SO HARD to be "unique", these oldies and goodies stand up very well and you WON'T actually find them being shouted across the playground. We know several children each with truly trendy names like Hayden and Jayden and Garrett and Tristan and Jade but only twice have I even heard our children's names on other children in 6 years!We have an odd ethnic (Croatian) last name, thankfully short, and wanted first names that are familiar, easy to spell and pronounce, but not common, and would translate into my husband's culture. James, Mark, and Luke. Like I said, they are familiar, but you don't hear them much anymore. I get so many wonderful comments esp. from older people on our boys' names.Everyone is trying so hard for exciting and exotic and "Uneek" that the true classics will be fresh on another generations' ears. I am certain that for our children the names John and Mary will be the most exotic and exciting, LOL!