Do you have a popular or unique name? Does your child have the same (popular/unique) or opposite?
My name is unique. "Decca"
I chose to give my daughter a traditional name, but it's not all over the place, either. "Stephanie"
Me....not really popular nor unique (except there is no 'e'): Valeri
DD1 - Pretty unique: Annelise
DD2 - Common (though I didn't know it): Mia
DD3 - Common (though the spelling and that we tend to say it in spanish so it becomes unique): Micaela
My name was never populare growing up. Never met another kid with it and no one knew how to pronounce it. Now variant spellings are pretty popular, but my spelling is still relatively unheard of. Just today someone completely butchered the pronunciation in a way I've heard my entire life. My name is Michaela (I get Michael-a or Michelle-a most often).
My kids have well-known, but not terribly popular names. I didn't want them getting mispronounced on the first day of school every year.
My name is Leah, which I think is more common now than it was when I was growing up.
My daughter's name is Baylie, which is unique in how I spelled it, but there are a lot more Bailey's running around than I thought when I named her lol
I have a fairly common name, I suppose. My name is Shannon. In my school alone (graduating class of 76 - school 9-12 about 300) we had:
I don't think my mom realized it would be quite so popular in our little neck of the woods, LOL. She just loved "Sh" names - we have SEVEN "Sh" names in our family (Shirley, Shirlene, Sherryl, Shawn, Shane, Shannon, Sharlin)
My son's names are quite popular - but we didn't pick them because of that. We had other criteria for picking names and we just plain liked them. However, we don't shorten them - and they are names that are almost always shortened.
Joshua - has three in his class (but the other two are called J.P. and Josh)
Michael - has two in his class (other is called Mike)
Samuel - has one in his class (other is called Sam)
My name, Melissa, was #5 most popular according to SSA the year I was born.
Ds's name, Jackson is #25 for 2010.
I think my name is somewhere in the middle of the popularity scale: my name is Whitney.
My daughter's names are Faith and Willow...they are the only girls with those names where I live. I'm not sure where they lie on a national scale.
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