Most surprising month as name usage?
There's a new child at my son's preschool who has a month as a name. I was surprised because of all 12 months it seems the least likely to be used for a person.
We are familiar with April, May, June and August as names for people.
Some months have some occasional usage, like January and July.
Dave Eggars named his daughter October so maybe that sets a precedent.
November and December are holiday months and could be shortened to cute nicknames. (Ember? Deci?)
March could be short for Marcheline.
September seems a bit of a hard sell but maybe Ember could also be the nickname and people have fondness for the start of Fall and back to school season.
And then there's February. It has tricky spelling and pronounciation. It's in the middle of winter. Febbie seems a less appealing nickname than Ember or Deci.
I really would have put it as the least likely month to be used as a name. But maybe that's the appeal. People will be familiar with it but not know anyone else with that name.
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:46pm