New trend: Girlets?
I've been looking at the name Charlotte. Personally, it's not my style, but it's suddenly staggeringly popular. I wonder why.
Then, I hear the name Harriet making the rounds around here. It's apparently making inroads in the UK, but it's still not ranked in the US. But it makes me think: Are we entering a phase of girl names ending in a -T sound?
So I looked a few up:
Margaret. Again, popular here, not so much in the wild. Looks like a Harriet.
Lisette. Still bouncing along the bottom.
Elliot as a girl's name still hasn't really caught on, there's no chart for it.
So, Charlotte, Juliet, Violet, Scarlett. Accent on the first syllable, there's an L in the name too. Second-syllable names were 50 years ago. Although Harriet and Margaret fit the basic pattern, they have no L's. Is that what's keeping them down? Is this going to be a theme? What are your thoughts? Will Elliot catch on?
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:26am