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Frederick/ Freddie too popular?

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Rosejulia88 Sun 21-Feb-21 20:39:29

I really like the name but also want a not very popular name so he isn't one of several in the class etc! Do you know many Fredericks or Freddies?

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BallsToYouSue Sun 21-Feb-21 20:44:03

It's lovely!

I know a few. Off the top of my head, I can think of three. They were all born at similar times as well. They are all around 3 maybe 4 years old now.

I haven't heard of any recently though, so think it may have had a brief peak and now not so popular?

Have you checked names.darkgreener? It shows what a name is doing in terms of popularity. Make sure you check Frederick, Freddy and maybe Fred.

Twizbe Sun 21-Feb-21 21:34:03

If our DD had been a boy she'd have been a Frederick.

In 2018 there were very few fredericks born. Lots of Freddie's though.

Our DS is called James and that had similar numbers to Freddie. While I've heard James a few times in the playground, he's not had another in his class yet.

MiddlesexGirl Sun 21-Feb-21 22:12:01

I think Freddie is less popular than it was. I know several in their 20s.

Redhead37 Sun 21-Feb-21 22:13:24

My boy is Frederick. But Fred to us. Not Freddie. He corrects them if the say it. We love the name Fred.

Whatsyourflava Sun 21-Feb-21 22:17:49

If you're wanting to maximise chances of no others in class etc I'd suggest ignoring every name in the top 100 or top 150

I really like the name Freddie though by the way

IamnotwhouthinkIam Sun 21-Feb-21 22:22:45

There were more than 4000 boys named variations of Frederick or Freddie last year, so it is a very popular name - statistically he'd be likely to meet another one in either a hobby/sports group at some point or at school (depending on school size).

Having said that, it's a lovely classic name that shouldn't date too much. Only you can decide if it's popularity would bother you.

NewScone Mon 22-Feb-21 07:50:56

I know a fair few aged between 1 and 3. If you are worried about it being popular I'd chose something out of the top 100.

Bl0ndi3 Tue 23-Feb-21 15:10:53

I'm due a boy in May and this is my front runner: Frederick with nn of Fred/Freddie.

I have worried it might be too popular too, but I only know 1 Freddie and he's very far removed from my circle.

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