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    Default What's in a name?

    DH and I have had a girl's name picked out for years. Before we were ever even thinking of having children. My current dilemma is that it is now (and has been for a couple of years) in the top 5. We still love the name, but its current popularity bothers me.
    Would you still use it, or go for something else?

    I'm also open to suggestions. I quite like older names that are known, but maybe not used frequently. Names that I've suggested to DH and not gotten an immediate no on include Imogen, Pearl, Celeste and Clara.

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    Honestly it doesn't bother me that 2 of my kids are in the top 10 - just shows what good taste I have

    How about Ivy, Isobel, Maeve?

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    Clara is a very nice name.

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    Love Clara and Celeste. Other suggestions - Jean, Nora and Ada.

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    1 of our name criteria is for it not to be popular, I grew up with so many other Amy's & found it annoying, there where 7 in my year group at high school! Also that is not so 'unknown' that they get asked how to spell their names all the time... Our name we had for a girl when pregnant with DS became popular before we had DD so we changed it before she was born, her name is Bridget, which is perfect for her... I'll be really stuck when we get our BFP for number 3!

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    I would probably try and find another name I liked equally. My DS has a classic name, but it's not common in his generation, and I do appreciate that.

    Some suggestions: Matilda, Mabel, Iris, Jemima, Alice, Estelle, Audrey, Beatrice, Evelyn, Margot, Millicent, Adeline.

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    OP I think given you're already having reservations about the 'popularity' of your chosen name then I would probably not go with it, unless of course you really, really love it.

    Some suggestion; Celestina, Valentina, Clementine, Violet, Elsie, Gwendoline, Stella

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    We had this problem. 6 or 7 years ago, DH & I decided that if we had a daughter, we would name her Isla.
    Fast forward a few years and it was EVERYWHERE. So 2 DDs later, still no Isla. It was on the list for both, but it was just too popular for me to give them the name. I don't think I'd use it now, I always imagine a school class with 6 Islas in it haha.

    I also loved Celeste, Estelle & Alice

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    Same thing here. It really put me off (and I genuinely didn't think I would care), and we've chosen another name instead.

    If we'd not agreed on something else we would've used it I think.

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    I would use the name I loved.

    Due to the fact that there are such a wide variety of names used these days, top 5 doesn't actually translate to that high of a number.

    I have two children with names that have hung around the top 10 for years. In a primary school of 800 kids, I'm only aware of 2 other kids with one child's name and no one else with other name. Compare that with a child whose name comes somewhere towards the bottom of the top 100 and he was one of about a half a dozen in his grade.

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