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how many baby Freya's do you know? Is it really as popular as google implies?

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BellyBean Sun 02-Apr-17 11:26:48

have been struggling to find a name both my husband and I agree for DD due in the summer.

Stumbled upon Freya and we both really like it and I thought it was unusual. however in googling I discover it's a top 10 popularity on some sites.

With a W surname, I'm trying to avoid anything too popular, Freya W would be a mouthful!

How many baby Freyas do you know?

StitchesInTime Sun 02-Apr-17 11:34:07

I don't know any baby Freya's, but I've come across a handful in the DC's infant school and nursery. Ranging in age between 7 and 2.

weebarra Sun 02-Apr-17 11:37:53

Don't know any babies, but I have a 3 year old one. I know another one her age and one who is 12.

littleflowershop Sun 02-Apr-17 11:38:58

I know two in immediate family - a newborn and a 3 year old.

Also know of another 3 through friends - ranging from 1 - 6 years old.

JellyWitch Sun 02-Apr-17 11:39:55

4 aged 6 and under. Not over popular.

justanotheryoungmother Sun 02-Apr-17 11:40:05

One toddler, one teenager smile

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 02-Apr-17 11:40:34

None personally, but I've heard loads when out and about

Stillnoidea Sun 02-Apr-17 11:41:07

In our primary school (about 200 children), there are 4 freyas I think - 1 in KS1 and 3 in KS2.

StitchesInTime Sun 02-Apr-17 11:42:02

The darkgreener website is a good one for looking at popularity of names in England and Wales, including trends in popularity over the last 20 years or so. It's based on names babies were actually registered with rather than which names were looked at on baby websites most often. It goes up to 2015 - the Office of National Statistics usually release the baby name statistics for the previous year around August time.
Freya was the 21st most popular girl's name in England and Wales in 2015.

names.darkgreener.com/#freya

JonesyAndTheSalad Sun 02-Apr-17 11:42:56

I know 6. There's one who is a friend's DD, there are two in my DD aged 9's class, 1 in my DD aged 12's class and I teach another two private drama lessons.

Belfastbird Sun 02-Apr-17 11:52:10

I have one aged 7. There are 3 others in her year and I know another 2 under6

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Sun 02-Apr-17 11:53:17

I know two.
A Freya and a Freja.

GlowWine Sun 02-Apr-17 11:55:55

I know two adults and one teen

GlowWine Sun 02-Apr-17 11:55:55

I know two adults and one teen

treaclesoda Sun 02-Apr-17 11:59:45

I know one, aged around five or six. It's not common at all where I live.

thebakerwithboobs Sun 02-Apr-17 12:03:02

One adult, one seven year old, one newborn in my social life. At school (circa 400 pupils) we have two, one spelled Freyah.

BellyBean Sun 02-Apr-17 12:20:25

Thanks everyone, I don't know any Freya's so was hard for me to judge.

I think in all probability we'll stick with Freya. She's my rainbow baby, so potential nn of Rey might be fitting if super popular.

Darn my DH for not automatically loving all my first choices!

MonkeyBrainsInPickle Sun 02-Apr-17 12:23:41

I know one aged three.

coursesforhorses Sun 02-Apr-17 12:24:55

Two of my four best friends both called their babies Freya

A distant family member called her baby Freya

An old childhood friend who I'm no longer in touch with has a Freya

A colleague called her baby Freya

All born in the last 3 years or so

Before Freya, everyone seemed to choose Isabella

Summerisdone Sun 02-Apr-17 13:14:20

I know of 4 children 5 and under called Freya. I also know a few other people who had it as a top five choice but ended up having boys.
It really is a lovely name though so I understand the popularity

Rockaby Sun 02-Apr-17 14:37:09

I know three but they are all between 5 and 7. I don't know any baby Freyas at all.

harderandharder2breathe Sun 02-Apr-17 15:24:10

I know 2, one aed about 6, one about 9

Girliefriendlikesflowers Sun 02-Apr-17 15:31:16

My dds best friend is called Freya, don't know any others and think its very pretty name.

I don't think having a popular name is the end of the world, my dd has a 'popular' name but for me its a classic and suits her.

Addley Sun 02-Apr-17 15:34:27

One of my family members just named their cat Freya.

I told them this doesn't bode well for their soft furnishings.

BounceBounceSplishSplash Sun 02-Apr-17 15:35:22

I only know one Freya and she's 40yrs old.

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