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I like a few names Caroline and Evelyn for girls and Logan for a boy but since they are so popular we are not sure whether to go ahead and use them. I had a popular name as did my husband and daughter. My sons is less common. The affect his name has on people has a bit more of a wow factor, the name is nothing made up or too weird just underused and I think it comes of refreshing to people because its heard less. My daughters is a top ten name and while I adore it and it fits her it gets less of that response. We do like uncommon names or underused I would say but these three before mentioned stick with us a bit.
What are your opinions, does popularity weigh on your decision? Either way really be it to popular or too unique ?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on Mar. 29, 2013 in Baby Names
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Answer by ggsmom333 at 3:28 AM on Mar. 30, 2013
"I'm named Ginger, . . . .. While not nearly as bizarre as some of the names out there now because ours are just uncommon, not made up, they were still on the 'too different' side for us growing up and there was a lot of teasing going on. "
I have the same situation. While my name isn't totally unheard of, it is not a common name, and I never had someone with the same name in my classes. And yes there was teasing. In my 20 years as a teacher, I have only had 2 students with my name. . I can't stand my name. It doesn't fit me. I didn't consider the popularity of my kids names, I just liked the names. My daughter's name is somewhat popular, and my son's name is very common.
Answer by musicmaker at 12:14 PM on Mar. 30, 2013