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The boy's names are nms, but Brady Henry is my favorite. Bianca is lovely, and Bianca Noel is by far my favorite from your girl's list!
Aunesty is a whole new levelof horrid. Also, I've never understood Chasity. To me it's like Micheal. I always think "Did they just make a mistake...?"
Even though they are technically virtue names, Amity and Verity are so different to me than the rest of these. They are so lovely, and in my opinion, have quite a different feel than Serenity, Trinity, Divinity, and Infinity.
I agree with many of you that Eisley is terrible. I know a girl who is naming her daughter Eizley to "go with" her brother Ezra. Ick.
Another Laura, I agree with the Anna Elizabeth, nn Anna Beth suggestion. I have a friend whose parents named her Mary Elizabeth so they could get to Mary Beth, and I thought that was a nice method.
It's funny, I was in college when American Wedding came out and I do remember hearing the name Cadence and thinking it was pretty. I've4 also always been a music nerd so it amused me that Michelle was this huge band geek and her sister's name was Cadence.
It's always bugged me when people spell it Kadence/Kaydence/Caydence though. It's a word name, people! What's wrong with the original spelling? Feels like Krystal/Kristal/Christal all over again.
As a Jessica, "Yes!" very often sounds like "Jess!". Name-wise, I'm often mistaken for Jennifer. I guess people's brains only have room for one excessively-popular-80s-J-name :).
Edit - I guess I should have read through the replies first to see that my issue is not uniqye! Jessica M - I'm glad someone else confuses Yes for Jess :)
After thinking about it, I realized that only people aged 35+ make the Jennifer mistake. It seems like it's mostly people where Jennifer was more popular in their age group.
I never thought about Melissa and Michelle but that makes sense! I wonder if it's the same for you Melissas - Is it mostly older people who mistake you for Michelles, as I believe it was popular first?
Anna/Hannah? Or are those too common for you? Maybe Lila, or Isla?
I like Claire the best with Evan. Jack, Nathan, and Henry all go with Evan (although if you don't like nicknames, you may want to think about how easily Nathan can turn into Nate).
I looked at the top 100 for several states and California is by far the most behind, like still in the early 2000s. Stephanie, Jessica, Vanessa, Nicole, Jennifer, Melissa, Valerie, and Jacqueline were all in the top 100, and Ashley and Kimberly were much highter there than most other states.
I'm not as knowledgeable with boy names popularity but a quick glance tells me they're a bit behind theer too.
That would make sense; so that would mean that 27 baby girls had unidentifiable names. Maybe because New Mexico has a lot of ESL residents? It is based off of applications for SS Cards.
For some reason I'm thinking of Lena for you. Sort of like Mia but classic and not popular.
I don't know for sure :) I think it varies from person to person. think of it that way because of the pronunciation of Spanish Ana compared to Anna.
I like that spelling and know that it is "legit," but it's not one of our choices so I didn't include it :) I always hear it as "Su-sahh-na" in my head when it's spelled that way.
I wouldn't worry about it going girl at all, as it's a nickname for Charles, which is timeless. I think it goes beautifully with your other kids' names too. Charles and Thomas (Charlie and Tommy) are on my short list for boys :).
I think Clara sounds fine with Schar, but I think Emilia Schar is gorgeous. That is definitely my preferred spelling of the name.
Teresa Guidice said her daughters are going to be models, so it seemed she named them all after "supermodels."
As far as celebrities influencing names, I think often it's that we are hearing the name more than that we are actually paying homage to the celebrity. Although it's clear celebrities influenced the rise of Aubrey/Aubree/Aubrie/Aubri.
Laura, you are awesome for getting this stuff up so fast!
I have to say, I quite dislike the "Bree" trend, although I just personally am not fond of the bree-sound. It always makes me think of Brianna, which seems dated to me. The rise of Aubree was a surprise!
It's a shame about the "Milania" mispelling.
Another Laura - I agree - and Kate all alone is up as well.
The rise of all the Aubreys (especially Aubree!) is the biggest surprise to me. Aubri is new to the top 1000. Also I can't help but feel a jolt at Michael's fall!
Estella, thank you for posting that! Kept refreshing the site. How disappointing :(
Elizabeth1971, I understand your point, but in all fairness, I think it's downright cruel to name your child Dazzlyn or Paisleigh or Alycesaundra. Educated or not, it's an unfair decision that will affect the child. If that seems stuck-up, so be it.
If you love Lena with your last name, I would suggest naming her Lena, which stands alone just fine as a name. It would still be honoring your great-grandmother.