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?

TallulahBetty Sat 20-Jul-13 14:26:58

Loads. Like, loads. I know 4 babies born in 2 years called Noah, that's obviously not including the older kids.

Wereonourway Sat 20-Jul-13 14:27:55

I know of four or five, all under 6/7. Not too popular, and I'm miles away in the north east.

Lovely name

miffybun73 Sat 20-Jul-13 14:47:47

NW England - very popular.

JambalayaCodfishPie Sat 20-Jul-13 14:51:28

In in the NW too and don't know any!

toni1bump Sat 20-Jul-13 14:53:08

warrington - near manchester .. very popular but lovely name x

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 20-Jul-13 15:01:49

Lots . The last baby boy born to one of my friends is a Noah too. Not as popular as Lucas or Finn though.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 20-Jul-13 15:02:10

I'm North East England btw

Mid Wales - quite popular, I know several. Often spelt Noa though (the Welsh way).

lljkk Sat 20-Jul-13 15:22:23

Norfolk, I know 2, one is about 2 & the other is 7 or 8.

jellybeans Sat 20-Jul-13 15:25:52

I only know one. I like it.

Most popular boys' name I know of all babies born in the last 3yrs. I'm in Southern California and have 3 Brit Expat friends with Noah's and also 3 other friends from home (London)

(the expats are all from London too, 1 Noah was born in the UK, the other 2 born here)

celestialsquirrels Sat 20-Jul-13 15:28:40

thames valley. zillions of them. last baby I know was given this name

It will be the "wayne" of 2035 IMO

Wbdn28 Sat 20-Jul-13 16:14:11

I've never met a Noah.

changechangechange Sat 20-Jul-13 16:23:10

It is a lovely name. But - where I am (London) - it's almost a by-word for wanky middle-class. Eg, "I don't go to Whole Foods any more, I got sick of being run over by twenty little Noahs on their hand-crafted wooden scooters".

heronsfly Sat 20-Jul-13 16:24:40

Im in Kent, and haven't heard of any.

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 20-Jul-13 16:29:36

SW London, three in DS's school. It's one of those names that's the same in most languages, so popular with multi cultural families

Noah will never be the Wayne of 2035 due to the fact that it is predominantly a middle class name. I reckon Kai will more likely be the Wayne of 2035.

I know one or two Noahs and certainly it's not as popular as Harry etc. I think it's lovely.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 16:37:13

I don't think Noah will ever be the Wayne of it's time,by virtue of being a Biblical name,same as John,Matthew,Daniel etc.

Interesting to see where it's most popular!

changechangechange Sat 20-Jul-13 17:16:01

Jayden will be the Wayne of the future. And Jayden is also a biblical name! (Or some spelling of it is, anyway.)

heronsfly Sat 20-Jul-13 18:39:58

Loads of Jaydens round here, 3 in one class at local pre school, I think it will the Wayne of the future too.

PeriodFeatures Sat 20-Jul-13 18:55:43

Middle Class Name. There are quite a few Noahs around. I actually like it though.

Theas18 Sat 20-Jul-13 18:58:33

4 in a year 3 class of 16 boys taught by dh.

so depending on your social circle it's" frightfully common" snigger!

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 19:29:44

grin at Thea

It's Jadon in the Bible I think Change

I'm not pregnant but am at the stage just before hoping to be. Noah is one of many names I like,possibly one of the more usuable though.

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


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:

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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