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IneedAsockamnesty Wed 29-Jan-14 00:24:10


I was impressed to find that only 16 babies in the uk last year have the same name as my dd

AnythingNotEverything Wed 29-Jan-14 00:27:35

How do you get the magic number? I can see the ranking and percentage but not the number. Maybe I need to do it on an actual computer rather than my iPhone...

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 29-Jan-14 00:35:11

Touch your finger to the bit on the graph your interested in, it works on my iPad

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 29-Jan-14 00:39:30

You have to do it quite lightly

EmpressOfTheWellOfLostPlots Wed 29-Jan-14 00:54:39

Only 5 babies had DD's name in the year she was born grin.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 29-Jan-14 01:00:12

Ohhh that's good, but how many last year?

Has it done a ruby?

With my youngests 16 was the highest across the whole graph but I'm still fretting about it doing a ruby.

EmpressOfTheWellOfLostPlots Wed 29-Jan-14 01:13:09

It peaked at 13 in 2008 so I think we're safe. There's an alternative spelling that went up to 32 in 2012.

AnythingNotEverything Wed 29-Jan-14 07:59:59

Thank you!

14 baby girls in 2012. I want to meet them all smile

Mumof3xx Wed 29-Jan-14 08:02:56

715 in 2012 with my dds name although she was 2013

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 29-Jan-14 08:09:26

The next time someone swears they know a Le-a or a Chlamydia, this can be used to prove them wrong smile

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 29-Jan-14 08:26:18

Unfortunately it can't the ONS only uses a name in its stats of there are more than 3 in the uk. Any less and due to confidentially they pretend they don't exist

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 29-Jan-14 08:27:05

But given that at least 5 people claim it on one of those threads all in different areas them it could be lol

kelda Wed 29-Jan-14 08:31:23

I don't know how accurate it is. My dd2's name isn't found at all.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 29-Jan-14 08:39:37

With my eldest there were 1145 in 1996 I can't check the year she was born on that as it does not go back far enough but only 12 in 2012.

It really shows fashions, I will try and find one that included 2013 but I'm not sure it will exist as afaik the list does not come out until the summer time the year after so 2012 may be the most current.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 29-Jan-14 08:40:47

kelda does she have a very unusual name because less than 3 and a name won't show up

dramajustfollowsme Wed 29-Jan-14 08:42:00

It is just England and Wales. I'd like to see a Scottish one as we are keen on Scottish names for bump.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 29-Jan-14 08:55:39

I couldn't find one that included Scottish names. But I'm sure plenty of names with a Scottish origin are given to children who are born in England

mistlethrush Wed 29-Jan-14 09:05:15

That's fascinating. DS's name is fairly common, but we knew that. My name has plummeted, so has my mother's but my grandmother's has gone up (very 'of its time' but now apparently combing 'back in')

JanePurdy Wed 29-Jan-14 09:20:59

DD2's named peaked (so far) at 67 girls in the year she was born. Up from 16 in 1996!

DD1's name has gone up from 199 the year she was born to 297 last year...

DisneyAddict88 Sun 02-Feb-14 22:32:18

395 for dd1 name in her birth year and 241 for dd2 in her's grin

DisneyAddict88 Sun 02-Feb-14 22:43:32

there's 5 babies in 2007 called apple!!

disney - 4 in 2007 and 3 in 2001!

elvis peaked at 27 boys in 2003 grin

the name baby is growing in popularity 14 boys and 16 girls in 2012 ... surely must be where parents didn't register in time???

now what other random words have been used as names...

PleaseNoScar Sun 02-Feb-14 22:47:19

I've been trying to "Pointless" what I think are normal names.
25 saddled with named Eugene but got a duck for Francine

Mrsindecision Sun 02-Feb-14 23:24:31

DisneyAddict88, I would imagine the name "baby" may be used to register babies who die before/at birth. sad

FleecyFeet Mon 03-Feb-14 00:26:53

DD is <1500, 42 her year, and DS <2000, 10 of the same name year he was born.

FleecyFeet Mon 03-Feb-14 00:29:59

Doesn't do middle names DS' didn't rank at all the year he was born.

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