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most over-popular names of 2012 and 2013

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photographerlady Thu 24-Jan-13 11:49:10

I do not mean this in a bad way but anyone hear the same names over and over and over the last couple of years?

Mines are:

Jayden - had 8 clients so far this year with that name
Girl names ending in Lee, Lea, Leigh

Samu2 Fri 25-Jan-13 12:27:36

I have an Evie and a Jack.

I love Evie's name, Jack would have been a Jude if I had my own way.

Evie isn't as popular in my area as it is elsewhere it seems. Well, it wasn't four years ago.





atthewelles Fri 25-Jan-13 12:31:40

Here in Ireland it would be:


Emma (I am sooooo bored of this name)



Samu2 Fri 25-Jan-13 12:32:36

Oh and to the poster who asked why people don't check the top baby names?

I have never cared about what name are popular or unique. I picked names that I liked and names being unique or popular had no part of my decision when I named them.

When Evie was born I had a few midwives tell me that they hadn't met another Evie. Names that may be uncommon can very quickly become popular in the space of a year. When people tell me they have named their child something unique I often think in my head "give it a year or two and it will likely be popular"

Astley Fri 25-Jan-13 12:51:01

Here all the boys are called Henry.

There are so many they also have to use their full surnames as there were still too many Henry 'S's' etc.

Girls are

Hobbitation Fri 25-Jan-13 13:21:19

Isabel, Annabelle, Lily, Sophie are the Claire, Louise, Sarah and Jane of my generation.

peachypips Fri 25-Jan-13 13:27:04

Oh yes and Lily and Florence.
flowery and a couple of others- bit pissed at ur comment if I'm honest. I have a Charlie. When I chose it I was fully aware it was no 3 but I didn't give a shit as I loved it, didn't care if it was popular and my grandad who I never had the chance to meet was called it.
I resent the implication that your name is 'substandard' if it is popular. They are names that have stood the test of time and are classically beautiful. And I hate this trend for calling your children something ridiculous!!! So there.

mummyharper Fri 25-Jan-13 13:32:21

there are lots of evas and evies by me
For boys: jack, alex and alfie

Bibs123 Fri 25-Jan-13 13:44:13

I think that every name from the top 100 list for boys and girls have been mentioned in this thread. Does that mean that all of those names are over-popular? Personally I have more of a problem when people try too hard to be original. Just go with what you like. Alot of the scroaty names are the (very) original names, you know the names that you hear horrid mothers screeching accross town, give me an over-popular name any day!

eggsy11 Fri 25-Jan-13 13:53:11

In Manchester:

Mi/Maya/Mayaa so many its ridiculous.
Lots of Isabelle's/Isobel/Isabella etc etc
Finn/Finlay etc
I know a few Arlo's too...

I don't like 'original names', well some are nice but most of the time it looks like your pretentious, unless it's a family name or means something. And top ten names for girls can be pretty but for boys they're just so blerghhhhh most of them and boring! Nice inbetweeny not top 10 but not crazy name for us smile

printmeanicephoto Fri 25-Jan-13 13:53:31

Isabelle (and variants)


eggsy11 Fri 25-Jan-13 13:56:44

Jayden makes my skin crawl. I just can't imagine that on a CV or job application in 18 years time. It sounds made up.

JerryLeadbetter Fri 25-Jan-13 13:57:55


PerchanceToDream Fri 25-Jan-13 14:04:15

That's nice, eggsy. I hope nobody with a Jayden sees this.

CarriePie Fri 25-Jan-13 14:23:04

I have to say I agree sort of with eggsy I just think Jayden sounds ... Well ... For want of a better word...chavvy.
waits for backlash from Jayden mummys

I apologies of anyone is offended, but that's my opinion.

Hobbitation Fri 25-Jan-13 14:24:03

I agree. May as well have "Chav" tattooed on your forehead. <<<<Runs away

PerchanceToDream Fri 25-Jan-13 14:25:35

You're all horrible! wink

TrucksAndDinosaurs Fri 25-Jan-13 14:29:07

There are at least five Leos where I live, all under 2.5.

LazyMachine Fri 25-Jan-13 14:30:05

(But Jayden is a truly bad name - a made up spelling AND one of Britney Spears' children!)

PerchanceToDream Fri 25-Jan-13 14:32:42

(polishes halo)

Locketjuice Fri 25-Jan-13 14:32:45

When I had my son Finley, everyone gave me a funny look when I said his name now I hear it all the time but haven't actually met another one yet smile

pixi2 Fri 25-Jan-13 14:42:57

Does anyone have a well behaved Jayden? All the ones (5) I know have behavioural ishoos.

ClaraBean Fri 25-Jan-13 14:49:30

I don't have a Jayden, but the only one I know is in ds's class (9/10 year olds) and he is quite well to do, and a sweet little chap.

survivingwinter Fri 25-Jan-13 14:49:57

Charlie, Lewis, James, Finley and Noah are the most popular around here for boys

Evie, Esme, Scarlet, Ella for the girls

Treats Fri 25-Jan-13 14:52:15

Hobbitation - "Isabel, Annabelle, Lily, Sophie are the Claire, Louise, Sarah and Jane of my generation."

This made me laugh. My DSis and I have the four names of 'my' generation that you mention between us as first and second names. My DD is one of the first four names......

To the person who asked why people don't check the name lists - we did. And our chosen name was number 51 for the year that she was born. If they'd consolidated all the different spellings though, it would have been much higher up.

We'd never heard of another baby with this name - I still honestly think that we came up with it all by ourselves and that we were being completely original blush

Hippymama Fri 25-Jan-13 14:53:45

I have a Finlay but have not met another one where we live. I know a Flynn though smile

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