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    I have 3 kids and all 3 have 'old' style names, but they vary in popularity. Ds1's name is very uncommon and many people have never even heard of it, dd's name is also very uncommon but it is a well known name (I wouldn't think it would ever make top 100), ds2's name is in the top 30. I don't regret any of their names.

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    Default What's in a name?

    Since naming my kids, all 4 of them have had their names pop into the top 100 (weren't there when we picked them) but I am yet to meet any child with the same name as any of them. DH has a distant cousin who named her son the same as my youngest but they live in England (where the name is a whole lot more popular) so we never met him.

    ETA: sorry, there was another instance where we had a blue light disco in town and one of the police officers had a son with the same name as my youngest and was having a daughter who was going to be the same name as my daughter. I thought that was kind of neat haha. But again, they aren't from around here at all so I'll never run into those kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    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.
    Yeah this is a good point - if you look at the actual number of babies given each name and consider it's spread over the whole country, the top 10 aren't as frequent as they look.

    Though sometimes you can just be lucky/unlucky - DS's name is in the 20s yet we were 1 of 5 in my BH due in group of 60 and there was another in my mother's group

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    Yeah this is a good point - if you look at the actual number of babies given each name and consider it's spread over the whole country, the top 10 aren't as frequent as they look.

    Though sometimes you can just be lucky/unlucky - DS's name is in the 20s yet we were 1 of 5 in my BH due in group of 60 and there was another in my mother's group
    Haha yep- I am one of those 5, mine was the first H to be born and I could not believe it when 4 more arrived in our DIG !!! Since then I haven't really come across it much though.

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    We picked our DD's name years before we TTC. It ended up in the top 12 when I was pregnant with her We tried to find other names but couldn't find anything else we loved so her name is Lily which she suits down to a tee.

    So far we haven't met another Lily around the same age, she's the only Lily in her Kindy group.

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    I loved the name Ava because of the actress Ava Gardner and it was a name that DP and l could both agree on. Once we picked it when l was pregnant with dd3 l began to hear it everywhere. She is now 6 months old and l've seen a couple of little girls here and there with the same name. I'm not bothered.

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    ds' name is an old biblical name, from the first testament (not Noah!!). we picked it because we liked how old it was, but also it's very unusual here in Australia. I've since seen it at #1 on names lists but I'm not bothered. I highly doubt he'll be running into many kids with the same name at school.

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    All 3 of our kids have top 100.names for the years they were born. Ds1 in top 5. I really don't care. Their names suit them all and can't imagine anything else. To be honest I have actually chosen their names from the current top 100 lists when pregnant. I like them to be modern and current and spelt the traditional ways. Luckily there's only been 1 or 2 of same name in daycare or school so far

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    DDs name is definitely a top 10 and has been for awhile however we have never come across many others in the same activities/classes as her. Just because a name is popular does not mean it is in your area and alternatively just because a name is unusual does not mean in your town/school/daycare there won't be another with the same.
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