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BeautifulStars93 Fri 20-Nov-15 19:43:51

We're still struggling to find a name for dd3.
We like Lydia but worried it's becoming popular?

Salmotrutta Fri 20-Nov-15 19:46:53

I love Lydia - and I haven't heard of any in many a year.

But that might be because Im in Scotland?

Hygellig Fri 20-Nov-15 19:48:45

I quite like the name. I have only met one adult called Lydia (in her early 40s) and one baby Lydia (who must be about three now) so I don't think it's very common.

Owllady Fri 20-Nov-15 19:49:35

It's a lovely name

bunique Fri 20-Nov-15 19:52:49

Love it - friends of ours have a Lydia and she is one of the most fabulous children I have ever met!

goldglittershitter Fri 20-Nov-15 19:53:16

Nice smile .

SydneyCarton Fri 20-Nov-15 19:54:51

I have an 18-month old Lydia and haven't met any others yet. I think it was 90-something odd in the top 100 baby names for last year so not wildly popular, but not so obscure no one's ever heard of it smile

Sleepingtom Fri 20-Nov-15 19:55:48

Lovely and a timeless classic.

MrsHathaway Fri 20-Nov-15 20:08:36

Lovely and I know only one under ten.

BeautifulStars93 Fri 20-Nov-15 20:36:34

SydneyCarton
What does your Lydia get for short? If anything

MrsUnderwood Fri 20-Nov-15 20:41:24

I've got a 2 year old Lydia, only met one other child with the name in my area and she was a few years older.

Moondancer146 Fri 20-Nov-15 21:04:36

My 18 month old is called Lydia smile I picked it especially because it was the least popular of the names I liked and so far haven't met another in our area

dimdommilpot Fri 20-Nov-15 21:27:51

A super name biased
I friend growing was Lydia. I now know of 3 (including DD2) in the local area age 4 and under. Does it matter if its popular?

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Fri 20-Nov-15 21:32:22

I loved it but dh was having NONE of it, not even when the midwife who delivered her had the same name

I wish I had stuck to my guns, but it is her middle name.

His main objection was the song about Lydia The Tattooed Lady. <rolls eyes>

SydneyCarton Fri 20-Nov-15 21:52:51

Beautifulstars We call her Lyddy or Lyds for short, usually Lyddy smile

AliciaMayEmory Fri 20-Nov-15 21:56:42

I love the name Lydia! Was on my list for DC2, but he turned out to be a boy!

Allalonenow Fri 20-Nov-15 22:03:54

It's a lovely name, I don't think it's too popular or over frequently used.

ashesandfire Fri 20-Nov-15 22:32:00

I love it and don't think it's popular.

BikeRunSki Fri 20-Nov-15 22:34:07

I only know one, but she's 3.

Sleeplessme Fri 20-Nov-15 22:38:06

Really lovely. Don't know of any around here young or old so wouldn't say it's popular at all.

ostrichneck Mon 23-Nov-15 14:01:43

I am never usually one to write negative comments but DH LOVED this name, I kind of liked it. When I went out for opinions, 3 people said to me they'd be careful as it rhymes perfectly with a very nasty STD and would be vary of horrible teenage years!

Completely put us both off!!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 23-Nov-15 14:31:02

I second what Ostrich neck says. But it's a lovely name.
However that said lots or names rhyme with Negative or even just funny works
Jack -Jack's on crack
Ellie/ Kellie Smelly
I have a Molly, which ryhmes with trolley- Mollys off her trolley. Her name has never been an issue
My mum was Pat she never incurred and Pat the t**t, but then in her generation Pat was like the Lily-Mae of her day. Everyone was named Pat.

I've never heard of any of these names being teased. And I do personally know children with these names.
So On the Whole I'd go for Lydia.

Pandora97 Mon 23-Nov-15 15:53:36

There are lots of names that rhyme with things. Like Charlotte the Harlot for instance but Charlotte is still very popular. I wouldn't let that put me off Lydia. I did suggest Lydia to my sister once when she was pregnant with my niece. She made a face then said, "Lydia Dustbin." I can never use Lydia now as I know my sister will always be mentally adding dustbin after it. grin

I think Lydia's a lovely name and only know one in her late 20s. I don't know any children called it at all and don't think it's up there with Ava, Isabel etc. in terms of popularity. I'd go for it.

pilates Mon 23-Nov-15 16:15:30

I like it. I only know two, one is 14 and one is 11.

GothJoose Mon 23-Nov-15 16:16:50

Love it!

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