Decided not to let on to anyone our name choices but am now feeling a bit paranoid and can't ask for any opinions except here!! I think we are fairly happy with Jacob Roger for a boy and we like Amelia Rose for a girl. Trouble is I am worried that Amelia is too common now and that it will get abreviated to Amy (SIL's name), don't especially like Milly either. Am I overthinking it??
Amelia was at number 9 on popularity chart for 2009 (and if you add the Emilias, which is pronounced almost identically that puts it even higher). There are at least 2 in my daughter's nursery, one in a group we attend (and an Amelie) and it does seem to be one of the more common names we encounter out and about. So yes, if you are worried about popularity choose something else but if you love the name regardless it doesn't matter.
I know of 6 Amelia's /Emelia's all under the age of 5, it's been popular for a few years and I think it will continue to be for a fair few more. The little girls I know are abbreviated to Millie/y or Em/Emmy, neither of which are particularly nice.
Hi - I love both Amelia Rose (so pretty!) and Jacob Roger.
Although Amelia was at number 9 in 2009 figures, it only means just over 1% of all the girls born that year in England/Wales were called that so fingers crossed there won't be 8 in every class. I too have been trying to avoid names that are too common popular, but when you look at the actual numbers of babies born each year, it is a little more reassuring.
I would also back up plonker and olddeuteronomy's suggestion of Mimi as a nn - as I think that is lovely too.