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Advice wanted from London mums... how popular are these names right now?

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LittleConnie Thu 17-Jul-08 10:38:38

DH and are pretty well agreed on Jacob for a boy or Eva for a girl. But are the nurseries full of them at the moment? Don't mind a fairly popular name but would rather there weren't several of them in the same class...

beansprout Thu 17-Jul-08 10:41:05

I don't think London is awash with kids with these names (both lovely btw).

We went for an unusual name for ds1 and that has its downsides too, so just go with what you like!

LuLuBai Thu 17-Jul-08 10:42:18

Not sure about Jacob but Eva / Evie / Ava is everywhere. I think it is the Catherine / Katherine / Kathryn name of the noughties.

LuLuBai Thu 17-Jul-08 10:44:22

Yes agreed beansprout. My daughter's name is fairly unusual and gets hmm or shock every time I tell people her name.

ScottishMummy Thu 17-Jul-08 10:46:50

I know 2 Evies 1 Eva.but hey so what!pick what you like.Jacob is nice too

mrswoolf Thu 17-Jul-08 11:04:40

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shreddies Thu 17-Jul-08 11:07:23

I know a Jacob and an Ava. They are both lovely names though.

LuLuBai Thu 17-Jul-08 11:13:48

Oooooooooh Mrs Woolf - I love a new baby name website.

LittleConnie Thu 17-Jul-08 11:16:56

Thanks all - mrswoolf that site is brilliant work distraction... hours of fun

TheOldestCat Thu 17-Jul-08 11:17:31

There's one Jacob at DD's nursery (in south east london) - no Evas etc.

Anyway, it doesn't matter - if you love the name, just go for it!

Mimsy2000 Thu 17-Jul-08 11:17:36

love the name eva but do think it's rather popular at the mo. i know an ava and elvie.....

ipanemagirl Thu 17-Jul-08 11:24:29

Jake (if you're going to shorten it) is very very populat in our part of London. Eve and Evie are very popular but I haven't heard Eva often.
I love Jacob, great name.

Blu Thu 17-Jul-08 11:32:35

Can't think of any Evas or Jacobs in DS's school.

My nephew is Jacob and has never been shortened to Jake - I do know of a couple of Jakes.

LittleConnie Thu 17-Jul-08 11:34:40

Don't think I'd shorten it as I love Jacob as it is... but I suspect that might happen at school anyway

twosofar Thu 17-Jul-08 12:46:34

I'm in SE22 and I know
1 Evelyn, nicknamed Evie,
2 Evas
1 Ava
2 Evies
and that's just personal aquaintances, there are possibly more at DS1's pre-school

I only know 1 Jacob

Nancy66 Thu 17-Jul-08 15:14:38

I'm in SW London and can vouch for the fact that there are a large number of girls called: Eve/Evie/Ava.

Jake you hear a lot, Jacob slightly less but still popular.

artichokes Thu 17-Jul-08 15:22:17

I am in West London and know to Avas and an Evie. No Evas here but I know one in Devon!

I don't know any Jacobs.

eekamoose Thu 17-Jul-08 15:22:39

I know one Jacob, an Eve, an Ava and an Eva. All about 3-5 years old.

Turniphead1 Thu 17-Jul-08 15:22:57

My DD's class - one Jacob. Wouldn't worry about it though, not massively common.
Do know a lot of Eve/Eva/Avas.

frisbyrat Thu 17-Jul-08 15:52:30

I'm in SE23 and know 2 Evies.

EffiePerine Thu 17-Jul-08 15:54:42


hatwoman Thu 17-Jul-08 15:56:01

I'm sw London and I know 1 Evie, 1 Eve and 1 Eva (but she lives in Brum). I don;t think I know any Jacobs. I know a 14 year old Jake in Oxford.

AbbeyA Thu 17-Jul-08 20:09:57

I am not in London but I know a 7 year old called Evelyn, known as Evie and I thought it was very pretty and unusual but unfortunately it now seems to be the most popular girls name out!

PerkinWarbeck Thu 17-Jul-08 20:13:39

Eva/Ava/Eve/Evie seem popular here (Peckham) - 4 at my favourite toddler group. Jacob much less so.

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Fri 18-Jul-08 17:54:13

That is a great website! Two of my favourite names, Bruce and Victor, are much more popular in my postcode (430 locally, 496 nationally) than in the rest of London. Does that suggest they might be contendors for the next Gus/Oscar slots?

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