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popularity of Violet?

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Jw35 Mon 28-Mar-16 20:41:54

I'm due a baby girl in July and have already decided on the name Violet. I keep googling and can't tell how popular it is? It seems to be in the top 100 but I've never known of any!

Have you met or do you know any little Violets? Would you say it's popular or not so? I don't mind but would prefer it if it wasn't too popular or on the rise! Thanks

Also do you think Mae is a good middle name?

IHeartKingThistle Mon 28-Mar-16 20:46:12

I know one. I think it's lovely and not too popular.

It is apparently very annoying that most people don't say it with a T on the end though (I can verify this as the owner of a DS with a name that also ends in T!).

DaisyFranceLynch Mon 28-Mar-16 20:53:42

I know one teenage Violet but haven't met any others.

Violet is towards the bottom of the top 100 and there were only 754 Violets born in England and Wales last year. To put that in context there are more than 24000 schools in the UK so there's a very good chance that there won't be more than one Violet in her class - because there is more diversity in names these days, even the most popular names are shared by far fewer children than was the case in the 1970s and 1980s.

I think May and Mae are pretty but becoming almost default middle name choices (a bit like Grace and Rose), unless there's a family connection.

DaisyFranceLynch Mon 28-Mar-16 20:55:04

I think Violet is a lovely name, btw.

nectarini1983 Mon 28-Mar-16 20:56:53

I really like Violet

TipBoov Mon 28-Mar-16 20:57:40

I only know one Violet, she's two. I think it's a lovely name.

NoCapes Mon 28-Mar-16 20:57:42

Violet - yes
Mae - no!

soundsystem Mon 28-Mar-16 21:00:12

I don't know any Violet's of any age. I think it's lovely. Not so keen on Mae, personally.

MrsS1990 Mon 28-Mar-16 21:08:28

I don't know any. It's a lovely name. Don't use Mae rose or grace middle names though. They are just boring filler names now x

insancerre Mon 28-Mar-16 21:13:48

I know 2 violets
One is 5 and the other is 4

Ilovenannyplum Mon 28-Mar-16 21:17:06

Oh I love Violet, such a pretty name smile I've not come across one and I attend a lot of toddler groups with my 18 month old smile

nellyflora Mon 28-Mar-16 21:28:15

3 under 2

Friolero Mon 28-Mar-16 21:32:50

I know one, aged 5.

Only1scoop Mon 28-Mar-16 21:34:11

Love Violet
Mae is awful

buntymo Mon 28-Mar-16 21:38:53

I know 2 violets and 1 Mae all under 8

jobrum Mon 28-Mar-16 21:44:11

I have one! She's one. Never met another. Don't know that many children though so there could be loads out there I just don't know about.

Like the sound of Mae, not the spelling.

Sophronia Mon 28-Mar-16 21:46:43

I like it in theory but when I say it it just sounds too close to 'violent'

DorothyBastard Mon 28-Mar-16 21:47:21

I know a Violet aged 1

RockUnit Mon 28-Mar-16 22:41:25

I have never met a Violet of any age.

PunkAssMoFo Mon 28-Mar-16 23:08:46

Violet is lovely.
Mae is overdone.

TheNewStatesman Tue 29-Mar-16 12:19:34

BIG increase in popularity in last few years, but still not that popular.

Thurlow Tue 29-Mar-16 12:22:34

I know two, but we live in the kind of town that is awash with Violet, Florence, Matilda type names for girls. It's getting more popular, but definitely not too much. To be fair, there aren't even that many of the most popular names in most places - it's not like you get a class with 8 Amelia's in.

candykane25 Tue 29-Mar-16 12:25:49

I know one, age 2

May is better than Mae, in my opinion.

Now this is a bit bonkers but Violet Blue popped into my head as a nice name combo. I blame MN.

lovelychops Tue 29-Mar-16 12:28:30

Lovely name.

Agree with others who said Mae/may, grace and rose are boring filler middle names.

MamaLazarou Tue 29-Mar-16 13:22:48

I have never met a Violet.

Mae is naff and overused, IMO.

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