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Ava/Eva/Eve overused?

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Rainforest2 Wed 04-Jan-17 15:33:49

Are these 3 names overused at the moment in your opinion - the last 2 mainly by being similar to Ava? Stuck!

SecretTryer Wed 04-Jan-17 15:36:02

Yes everywhere. There's loads of other names.

NavyandWhite Wed 04-Jan-17 15:37:30

Yes they're everywhere.

Beewhisperer Wed 04-Jan-17 15:40:01

I only know one Ava and none of the other two. Maybe it depends on area.

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Wed 04-Jan-17 15:40:49

Apparently so but I have a Evelyn (Evie) who is 4 I know of one other (who's a baby). Shes the only Evelyn/ Evie in her school.

Rainforest2 Wed 04-Jan-17 15:42:16

Yes I work in a primary school and haven't seen that many, an Eva and and Ava in different years but Ava is really high on the top 10 so not sure if they're all hiding somewhere! confused don't want to give a name too over used x

RogueStar01 Wed 04-Jan-17 15:42:19

i only know one Evie at DD's school. If you like the name, who cares if it's over-used? I gave DD2 a 'rare' name just because we happened to love it, turns out it's a v common name in Poland,

Glitterous Wed 04-Jan-17 15:47:46

Yes around my way. Also Isla and Sophia

Rainforest2 Wed 04-Jan-17 15:48:10

Rogue star- personal choice smile

Loulou2kent Wed 04-Jan-17 15:54:00

Where I am I know at least 10 under 5's with those names. But they're nice names so I can see why smile

FreshHorizons Wed 04-Jan-17 15:54:27

I can't see that it matters if you really like it.
I find it funny when parents pick a rare name and find another in the class. At least you know there are likely to be others.

Aquamarine1029 Wed 04-Jan-17 15:56:04

So overused it's ridiculous. It's gotten to the point where I don't even like those names anymore.

SausageSoda Wed 04-Jan-17 15:57:07

Don't know any Ava's but Eva's and Evie's are everywhere along with Ellie & Sophia in my area

nervoussam Wed 04-Jan-17 15:59:19

They've been high on the names lists the last couple of years so they won't be in schools yet. Hence you not seeing them. There does seem to be lots around, but you should choose what you like.

squoosh Wed 04-Jan-17 16:00:06

I know a bajillion Avas, Ava Roses, Ava Janes...

They're all over 8 though so maybe that particular name's usage peaked a few years ago.

Rainforest2 Wed 04-Jan-17 16:47:25

Nervoussam- makes sense, didn't think of that.

Aquamarine - wouldn't want a rare name particularly, just wary of using any in the top 5. 😊

Rainforest2 Wed 04-Jan-17 16:47:42

Thanks for replies!

Glitterous Wed 04-Jan-17 18:01:58

OP I really wouldn't worry too much about popularity. Like I said I have come across lots of Ava, Eva, Evie, Eve, Isla and Sophia's but I've never come across any young Poppy, Emily or Ella's and these are in the top 10 for 2015. Further, I've only come across one Amelia in all the groups I go to and I've moved since dd was born.

I also know 3 Ivy's and 2 Luna's.

This doesn't apply to boys though, sooooo many Oliver, Alexander, James and Bens(!)

Marmiteontoast76 Wed 04-Jan-17 18:17:49

In my ds's infant school there are two Avas and one Evie out of 180 children.
In my dd's juniors there are two Avas, one Evie and two Evas out of 240 children.
So not that many really.

Orangepeppers Wed 04-Jan-17 23:20:50

Loads of them where I live and they're all over my Facebook feed too as daughters of my friends.

Pluto30 Wed 04-Jan-17 23:35:34

I know several girls called Ava and Evie, but none called Eva or Eve.

WaitrosePigeon Wed 04-Jan-17 23:36:24

Overused and incredibly boring.

Mamatallica Thu 05-Jan-17 00:04:12

I don't know any, most girls round here are called Grace/Gracie, Ellie, Isabella or Sophie/Sophia.

Isadora2007 Thu 05-Jan-17 00:08:07

I don't know any eve or Evas but have an Evie and know two Ava's

Waitrose pigeon you're a bit of a twat aren't you? Just because a name is popular doesn't mean it is "overused and boring" hmm

ScarletSienna Thu 05-Jan-17 00:11:55

I've worked in schools for 12 years and never known any!

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