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Name trends

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hub2dee Thu 10-Feb-05 15:41:01

I found a Web site for anyone on the name trail...

We're expecting July / August and I've got a little spreadsheet running <<saddo alert>>... may share our fantabulous names when the list is a little more refined, or wait a while and just post the sex-appropriate ones should our 20 week scan reveal anything...

Anyway, I came across a site where you can view an impressive java program in your browser and see how popular a name has been this last century ! Well worth a look: (click on 'Name Voyager')

Bagpuss30 Thu 10-Feb-05 15:44:38

LOL at spreadsheet .

DH and I shall be doing the name search the traditional way in our house - arguing about it a week before the birth or even when in the delivery suite. Hoping Monday will refine things for us .

tunise Thu 10-Feb-05 15:53:36

That's a really good site. Not that i'm trying to find baby names at the mo, but i did find out that my daughters name is a lot more popular than i thought.
Also my own name was at it's height of fashion in the 30's!

tex111 Thu 10-Feb-05 16:08:19

The only problem with that site is that it's based on American names, hence the popularity of McKenzie, Dalton etc and the lack of Evie, Beatrice, etc which seem to be growing in popularity in the UK.

tarantula Thu 10-Feb-05 16:11:04

was just going to say that Tex My daughters name isnt on there and its a quite popular Irish name (here in England).

hub2dee Thu 10-Feb-05 16:11:23

Yes, it certainly has an American bias. I wonder if the author will adjust the databases and publish books for other regions...

Hiya, bagpuss, hope Monday brings the refinement you are seeking It's certainly more efficient to just search for names for one sex only. We'll be waiting a while before starting the 'lively discussions'

Actually, I reckon dw and I will agree fairly easily, but wonder how our parents will like our names !

(Ongoing tease to dw: Morpheus for a boy and Morphette for a girl)

katzguk Thu 10-Feb-05 16:13:26

i have a link at work, that lets you put your postcode and name to see popularity in your area, will post a link tomorrow

Gwenick Thu 10-Feb-05 16:15:02

Neither of mine were in there at all

JanH Thu 10-Feb-05 16:49:54

Just spotted Leopold in the brothers for Ulysses - I like that!

Titania Thu 10-Feb-05 17:10:09

my name isnt even in the top 1000!!! lol

tex111 Thu 10-Feb-05 18:17:38

Katzgut, please do post that link. It sounds great!

orangina Thu 10-Feb-05 18:26:01

please please post the link, we are being absolutely hopeless in our search for names that we (me and dh) agree on.....

kalex Thu 10-Feb-05 18:31:02

Well, In most closet circle of friends, 6. Three of us share the same name or variations of it, and it doesn't even appear. Obviously Scottish names don't feature as highly in America as they do in Perthshire

eidsvold Thu 10-Feb-05 21:38:07

ohh dd1's name is not anywhere in the top 1000 any time and dd2 was popular in the 60's and 70's

wow my name was no1 in the 60's.....

katzguk Fri 11-Feb-05 13:39:30

one link as promised yesterday


HappyMumof2 Fri 11-Feb-05 14:04:24

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Beansmum Fri 11-Feb-05 14:04:46

same here with ds!

hub2dee Fri 11-Feb-05 14:09:47

Thanks, katzguk.

Quite amazing finding so many babies with the names in our shortlist in London. Their site is a bit slow. Possibly we're all hitting it !

JanH Fri 11-Feb-05 15:51:53

Apparently there were 8 girls called Estelle Maya registered in our town and it's a really small town

Hulababy Fri 11-Feb-05 16:01:01

DD's name, spelt our way - Mollie - was really popular in the early 1900s. There is a very slight rise in 1990's. The Molly spelling is far more common now, since 1960s though.

Hulababy Fri 11-Feb-05 16:01:53

Ah, hadn't seen it was a US site though.

CountessDracula Fri 11-Feb-05 16:07:11

ha ha there is a chardonnay in our area, I can't believe it

HappyMumof2 Fri 11-Feb-05 17:27:46

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4kids Sun 13-Feb-05 20:30:28

ALL MY KIDS HAVE PRETTY UNUSUAL NAMES i named dd1 Chardonnay 11 yrs ago way b4 it got popular [cos of footballers wives] ds now 10 is Jae dd2{7} is Paris & dt{3 & both girls} are Ebony & Baylee i really like unusual names but not 2 wacky .

hub2dee Mon 14-Feb-05 08:36:13

I'm threatening dw with 'Morpheus' for a boy.

Does anyone know anyone who named their boy Morpheus ?

Equiv for a girl would surely be 'Morphette' <<double wink>>

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