Noah - how popular is it where you live?

(50 Posts)
Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 14:14:56

I live in S.Wales and only know of one. Have never actually met one, he's the son of a friend of a friend.

Is it very popular elsewhere?

lljkk Sat 20-Jul-13 20:24:39

The Jayden I know best has a snobby mom with a name like Eleanor.
The 2yo Noah I know has a mom who screams Chav in almost every way you look at her. The mom herself has a name like Chrysantheum.
I really hate name stereotypes.

Mintyy Sat 20-Jul-13 20:25:54

Amongst the children I know it is the second most common boys name (after Oliver).

BananaramaLlama Sat 20-Jul-13 20:33:23

Don't know any - Scotland. Most popular boys names here are Finlay/Finn; Jack; Callum; Lucas; Sam; Alex/Alexander - they are the ones I know 2 or more of.

Wiifitmama Sat 20-Jul-13 20:37:51

Loads of them here in NW London. And all ages too.

RappyNash Sat 20-Jul-13 20:43:01

In my wider circle (of Brits/Aussies/Americans with Japanese partners) it's very popular as it sounds the same in both languages.

We're as middle middle middle class as you get - I've noticed that its only v posh people who don't use/like it.

SadOldGit Sat 20-Jul-13 20:43:23

loads in the Midlands - in fact I would go as far to say it is the most popular name at the moment - I'm a midwife and it seems to be gaining in popularity all the time

RappyNash Sat 20-Jul-13 20:43:31

We have one, I should have said.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 21:32:33

lljkk

I know what you mean. See,I don't like the spelling Jayden, but I do like the spelling Jadon - but the former is a spelling variant of the latter. Only sound very slightly different in my accent and might not at all in other people. Jayden in and of itself is a nice name. It just seems to be this centuries Kyle in terms of perception. Unfairly so. I've never actually met a Jayden/Jadon/Jaden so have no preconceptions of the name.

I'm a swine for taking against a name because I've met someone I don't like with that name but not for judging all children called X name not one have I ever met.

blondieminx Sat 20-Jul-13 21:45:32

Noah is very popular here - DD goes to nursery with one, there's another in our NCT antenatal class gang, and another one in her swimming class. All about 3.

Zillions of Alex/Harry/Finley's too!

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 21:59:43

Would a name being very popular put any of you off using it? It's interesting that having a less popular name is more of an issue now than it's ever been in the past.

I do like Noah, as I've said it's one of a few I like and probably the least "unusual" purely because having grown up in the UK, the name Noah is one most of us hear via school/church and bible stories.

Jasper,Stellan,Aneurin,Rafe (not even going there with Ralph prn as), Osian are other names I like.

I have a Noah who's 3.6 yo. I'm in the East Midlands. Have only met one other and I know of one other born to an old school acquaintance. I think it'll be like the Mark of this generation, solid biblical name used by lots of people. Luckily popularity doesn't bother me smile

Breezy1985 Sat 20-Jul-13 22:06:29

I'm in the east midlands, know of one Noah who's 2. Don't know any Jayden's, there isn't either at my DC schools

zipzap Sat 20-Jul-13 22:12:36

I have a Noah who is now 8. When we chose it, we didn't know any other Noah's.

My mum was horrified because she didn't think it was a 'proper' name to give to a child and she hadn't ever heard of anybody being called Noah (except the obvious 'original' famous Noah from the Bible).

However within 2 weeks of us telling her the name, she was talking to friends, family, people at the golf club and random strangers in the supermarket saying what a bonkers name her gc had been given and she discovered not one but 7 others that had been born that she was connected to in some way in that 2 week period (friend's new gc, golf pro's wife had had a little boy etc). By the end of it she had completely changed her tune and was all 'oh yes - Noah - my gc is called that - he's a trend setter' grinhmm

As for locally (central england) - at infant school there were 3 in his year making it the most popular name in the year (90 kids in the year). At his junior school there are no Noah's in his year (180 kids) but there is one in the year above.

When we chose it, it was an unusual name but one that everybody had heard of. I'd now say that it is no longer an unusual name and is fairly popular. Not sure that I would have chosen it back then if it was as popular then as it is now! Having said that, I do still like it and it does suit my noah grin

Personally I reckon that Jayden is a made up American name that has had the Jadon link added to it retrospectively. In other words, people would have called their kids Jayden anyway and by pure fluke there happens to be a biblical character named Jadon.

Slavetothechild Sat 20-Jul-13 22:25:28

I know 1 my son we live the east of England and I've never met another . It's a great name smile

Layl77 Sat 20-Jul-13 22:33:43

I was just saying to dh that there are 3 Noah's and 3 isaacs in nursery today.
So would seem quite popular here too south west

Notsurewhattodonext Sun 21-Jul-13 00:08:23

NW London and don't know any at all

sleepywombat Sun 21-Jul-13 06:19:13

I have a Noah. I know one other, aged 6, but have heard of lots more i.e. when people ask his name, they say 'ooh, my grandson's a Noah' or similar!

When I named him I of course thought I was being really original (this was pre mumsnet & knowing about top 100 lists) & had never heard of another one minus the biblical animal lover. I guess it must have been subconscious (hearing it around me) - my cousin did the same with Sophie!

I love his name though, and would've still chosen it had I known about its popularity (or 'faddiness' as a mumsnet thread informed me shortly after ds1's birth)!

I'm in Australia. Cooper and Jack are still miles more common than Noah. Most of ds' friends seem to be called Hamish or Lachlan.

justhayley Sun 21-Jul-13 20:04:52

I have a Noah, 15 month - am in a fairly middle class part of Hertfordshire. This thread has frightened me didnt know it was so popular.
I love the name and have only come across 1 other where I live & that was last week.
Hope it doesn't become a Wayne in 2035.

RoadToTuapeka Sun 21-Jul-13 20:34:15

In south west London it was becoming very popular! I know 3 Noahs under 3 years old now.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 21-Jul-13 20:53:16

I work in a two form entry school (London) There are no Noahs. There are no NOahs in my son's year 7, nor did either of my DCs have a Noah at playgroup or nursery

The only Noah I noah is my cousin's son, not London.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 21-Jul-13 20:55:56

I think it's more of a fashion name than some of those other biblical names you mention.

Like Jude, maybe

I like it

Prefer Matthew though

lollydollydrop Tue 06-Aug-13 01:15:30

Unfortunately, I think there will be a massive surge in this name:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1959490/

Lighthousekeeping Tue 06-Aug-13 01:16:56

Very popular in East Yorkshire.

I have a Noah, only know one that is older than him (my Noah is 7) and a fair few younger.
We are regular church goers and probably middle class.
My oldest boy had a top five name for his year and we have maybe met five other children with that name and none in his year group at school (s- he's gone to four so far).
It's popular enough that no one will think you are odd or out there but without being so common you may have 10 children running towards you when you call him in the park.

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