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most popular names 2014 The Times 8 July

(34 Posts)
burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 04:11:20

This may be referring to US but thought peeps might find interesting.
I have yet to meet a baby Khaleesi.
Anyway, the link

burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 04:11:35

ZenGardener Thu 10-Jul-14 05:07:03

It's just based on the number of views each name got on the website.

rachel234 Thu 10-Jul-14 07:06:09

Some great names on there!

burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 07:38:23

So people might secretly want to call their baby Khaleesi? [shocked]

It is a nice sounding word though.

weatherall Thu 10-Jul-14 07:45:02

It just sounds like those are the names people are looking up from downton (Cora and violet) and 'slebs (harper and Penelope).

I don't think that many patents are actually using these names.

Although Isla is in the top 10 in Scotland.

ShadowFall Thu 10-Jul-14 07:45:05

Isn't Khaleesi from Game of Thrones?

burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 13:00:01

It is. Actually Martin, like Salinger, is great with names.

Lol, at patients. It does feel like that sometimes.

RedToothBrush Thu 10-Jul-14 13:10:20

The one that shocks me is Claire.

I would have thought Claire isn't due a revival for at least another 30 years after being so popular during the 70's and 80's!

shai2 Thu 10-Jul-14 14:26:38

I love the name Khaleesi. Elise for a nn.

squoosh Thu 10-Jul-14 15:07:21

This list is American. Claire is trendy in America as is Gemma which I find quite funny.

MsCoconut Thu 10-Jul-14 15:24:12

Claire is a top 50 name in Canada at the moment.

So are Nicholas, David and Anthony.

I know a baby Claire and a toddler Nick.

(Fwiw, Alfie, Charlie, Harry and Archie don't make the top 100, so these might be the next generation of truly British names.)

RedToothBrush Thu 10-Jul-14 15:24:30

Its not just funny. Its hilarious!

sandysip Thu 10-Jul-14 15:59:02

Atticus? No.3? Really? (no offence intended to those who have chosen this name)

Gingerjv Thu 10-Jul-14 19:48:52

I love all of the names for that list) But call your daughter Khaleesi??? oh my god no!! this is ridiculous!!

burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 20:27:46

But is it more ridiculous than Lorna? Also invented by author?

It is a little whacky though...
21 babies were born with that name in 2012 according to darker green.

MostlyMama Thu 10-Jul-14 20:45:02

I don't think my name is ridiculous! grin

MostlyMama Thu 10-Jul-14 20:45:31

Very weird seeing it pop up on a thread, albeit a baby name thread

Showy Thu 10-Jul-14 20:48:46

I have two FB friends who have babies named Khaleesi. Both under 12 months, both English.

EurotrashGirl Thu 10-Jul-14 21:12:34

Sandy have you ever read "To Kill a Mockingbird"? If you had you might consider naming your child Atticus.
As far as names invented by authors go, the English language has a long history of authors inventing names. Shakespeare invented the name Jessica and J.M. Barrie invented the name Wendy. From what I hear, Game of Thrones names are very popular at the moment.

silveryscales Fri 11-Jul-14 19:21:41

Wow, there really were 21!

I don't dislike it, naming after a strong female character. Better than insipid Lora Doone. But she wouldn't be able to read about her namesake until she was much much older. No nicely bound copies of Games of Thrones series as a birth or christening present grin

The invented names by authors usually date quickly as a downside. Though I'm sure there are example that don't

silveryscales Fri 11-Jul-14 19:23:06

I bet that increases too, the number of babies named Khaleesi.
I know of a couple with a baby Aria (I know it's not the same spelling) and a middle name Arya.

silveryscales Fri 11-Jul-14 19:23:19

Not the same baby

squoosh Fri 11-Jul-14 19:24:40

Strong female character? Khaleesi/Dany is a total snooze. Don't name your daughters after that drip!

ChuckNovice Fri 11-Jul-14 19:26:22

I saw I Khaleesi on the CBeebies birthdays the other week

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