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Combined Spellings Popularity Lists 2011

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Gwennan Sun 30-Sep-12 19:30:31

I just stumbled upon these lists and thought you might be interested too.

Combined Spellings 2011 - Boys

Combined Spellings 2011 - Girls

Data collated by Elea at British Baby Names.

Any surprises?

KittyBigglesworth Sun 30-Sep-12 20:00:48

Thank you very much for posting this.

Those names that have hypens with another name after them are pushed much higher up the chart as are those that have a variety of spellings (some of which due to being used in other countries)

Macey moves zooms from outside the top 100 at 163 to 67 due to all the Macey-Lee and Macey-Leigh variations.

The non-hypenated names and those with few/no variant spellings are pushed lower down the chart. Very interesting.

There were 9,715 Lilly variants just in 2011 compared with 1665 naming their daughter Alice last year.

YouMayLogOut Sun 30-Sep-12 20:49:37

Very interesting, thanks for posting! smile

MrsJohnDeere Sun 30-Sep-12 21:24:46

Very interesting, thank you.

#29 on the girls list is Lacey, and I've never heard of or met any of any age.

Aimeetree Sun 30-Sep-12 21:44:59

Leon-Lion?! grin

Aimeetree Sun 30-Sep-12 21:50:18

Phoebe-Febe, oh my word! sad

birdofthenorth Mon 01-Oct-12 09:01:14

Thanks for this! Mohammed topping the boys chart is interesting. In the girls, if you add up the Isabelles and Isabellas it comes in at no 2, instead of numbers 4 and 11 respectively. This mirrors my experience, it's all Isabelles, Avas and Lillies near me!

JessieEssex Mon 01-Oct-12 10:23:35

I'm surprised that Grace and Gracie aren't combined - would be closer to number 4.

evamummy Mon 01-Oct-12 11:29:30

Wow, lots of interesting spellings on there!

Shame the list doesn't include more names (outside the top 100 most popular ones).

Narked Mon 01-Oct-12 15:49:28

That's a really good site, thank you.

I found this interesting.

minipie Mon 01-Oct-12 16:05:02


The list doesn't combine Isabelle/Isabella, Grace/Gracie, Eve/Evie, Ella/Ellie, Rose/Rosie. If those were combined they'd all be even higher than they are (eg Isabelle/Isabella would be second if combined).

I'm surprised by the popularity of Lacey and Macey - never come across a child with either name and thought of them as American really.

MrSunshine Tue 02-Oct-12 12:09:04

49 people mispelled Phoebe...49 Pheobe's!

Theas18 Tue 02-Oct-12 12:23:44

Scary stuff!

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