+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2,975
    Thanks
    3,600
    Thanked
    892
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'll probably delete later but we went with George for DS. It suits him perfectly. Spencer was also in the running

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    7,865
    Thanks
    5,072
    Thanked
    4,449
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/4/15100 Posts in a week
    It matters to me, I'm all about being different and that goes with names too - but only different to the point of being a little or a lot uncommon, not choosing yewnique names with incorrect spelling.

    Growing up I always wanted to be like everyone else in so many ways, even to have a popular name, but I now love that my name is uncommon and I'm different, so it's important to me.

    But I would rather a common name than a name either my DH or I didn't like.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    0

    Default Baby name Oliver

    Quote Originally Posted by smallpotatoes View Post
    I'll probably delete later but we went with George for DS. It suits him perfectly. Spencer was also in the running
    Thanks for sharing with me George is a great name too! Hubby likes Spencer as well
    Last edited by Hopingforfirstbub; 14-11-2016 at 19:21.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    935
    Thanks
    425
    Thanked
    574
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We had our boy 3 weeks ago and he is an Oliver. I have loved the name for years and both my partner and I agreed on it. I also didn't like the fact that Oliver is so popular right now but it's a name we truly love so it didn't matter in the end. And so far I have not come across anyone else that has named their child Oliver this year!

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Keiko2012 For This Useful Post:

    Heyside  (14-11-2016),Hopingforfirstbub  (14-11-2016)

  6. #15
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    583
    Thanks
    996
    Thanked
    674
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    A few weeks ago there was another thread discussing whether or not to choose common names. I have a Welsh name that's hard to pronounce in Aus...yet in my small Aussie primary school there was a girl with the same name in my class!!!!

    Don't worry about whether or not a name is common, as you don't know if it will end up common in your area. Go with your heart...Oliver is a nice strong, timeless name

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Yogis Mumma For This Useful Post:

    Hopingforfirstbub  (15-11-2016)

  8. #16
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    118
    Thanked
    256
    Reviews
    0
    My sister was in the exact same position with the name Oliver, it was the only name she loved that her and DH could agree on. At the time she didn't know of any Olivers, so decided to go with it. However, now that he is born she says she sees Olivers everywhere and is starting to regret choosing the name. I guess it depends how you think you would feel if you started hearing the name all the time once he is born. If it wouldn't bother you, then go for it

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to EmmaJane75 For This Useful Post:

    Hopingforfirstbub  (16-11-2016)

  10. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    105
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked
    18
    Reviews
    0
    I love Oliver. I would use it i wouldn't care how popular it was.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Unschooling4 For This Useful Post:

    Hopingforfirstbub  (16-11-2016)

  12. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by EmmaJane75 View Post
    My sister was in the exact same position with the name Oliver, it was the only name she loved that her and DH could agree on. At the time she didn't know of any Olivers, so decided to go with it. However, now that he is born she says she sees Olivers everywhere and is starting to regret choosing the name. I guess it depends how you think you would feel if you started hearing the name all the time once he is born. If it wouldn't bother you, then go for it
    Thanks EmmaJane. Is your sister in Aus? I guess that would happen with any top ten name, you'd notice them everywhere.

  13. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    423
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    119
    Reviews
    0
    It's my oldest sons name and when I chose it (5 years ago) it wasn't in the top list and wasn't popular at all.
    When he started daycare there were two others but since starting school there's none. It doesn't bother me though and I don't really find it as common, like I don't know anyone who's child has the name and we haven't met any through friends etc.

    I would go with it.

  14. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    77
    Thanks
    66
    Thanked
    59
    Reviews
    0
    It's like the "New car theory" you don't see them anywhere until you buy one then you see the same model everywhere. It's the same with names, you don't think you hear it around until you decide on it and then you hear it everywhere, probably because it is on your mind.

  15. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ZeSarah For This Useful Post:

    Hopingforfirstbub  (16-11-2016),Yogis Mumma  (16-11-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Baby photos Looky looky baby studio
    By hdoabcd in forum Product Recommendations & Questions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22-06-2016, 23:17
  2. Which is best? Baby Swing, Baby Rocker, Baby Bouncer???
    By sarebare81 in forum Product Recommendations & Questions
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 20-04-2016, 14:19
  3. Baby shower for 3rd baby?
    By Pinkpotato in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 17-04-2016, 18:20

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pyjamas.com.au
With so many gorgeous brands and styles for every season, our pyjamas, nighties, robes, sleepsuits and sleeping bags are lovely for lights out and perfect for lazy days. Get 10% off first order using code bubhub. Be quick offer ends 31/12/16.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Hunter Women's Health Centre
Hunter Women’s Health Centre care for women of all ages, in the full spectrum of their gynaecologic and obstetric health.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!