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    I liked two names that were really popular when I was pregnant with two of my girls. In 2002 it was Olivia and in 2006 it was Ava. I really liked both names a lot but I personally do not like popular/common names because I have one.
    So I chose something different and nicer to me and to this day have never known of another child with the names. And both are real names lol not made up.
    So obviously I think if popular names bother you go with your next choice.

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    Oliver is very popular but if you love it that is all that matters

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    We were thinking about Genevieve for our DD (4 months old). However, DS was adamant that DD was to be called the other name we had picked (that is high up on the name lists). I haven't met a single person with DD's name yet, but we've met a 3 month old Genevieve.
    When we named DS, his name wasn't even in the top 100. In our relatively small local area, we've met 2 other boys about the same age with the same name. You really can't tell what will happen. Go with what you love.

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    I really like Blake. What about

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    Harrison/ Harry.

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    I didn't use the name Jack because it was no. 1 on top ten boys names and it's supposedly so popular.

    3 + years on- Have yet to meet another Jack irl!

    There are so, so many names being used these days. It's not like 20/30+ years ago when there were multiple Christopher's, Paul's, Andrews etc wherever you went! So the most popular name might only be a couple of boys.

    Use the name you love

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    Oliver is very popular. Maybe pair it up with a middle name he can use if he prefers?

    We went for Arthur because we wanted something different and have since met three other Arthur's. Each time we asked the parents "why did you pick the name" and they all said they wanted something uncommon. Lol!

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    We're pregnant with our 4th boy and almost used Oliver last time. Its still on our name list this time around but we have the same concerns as you. When we had our Max it was 31st on the names list and yet there are always 2-3 per year. I agree with so many others that you can't pick which names will be popular - we also had a school were there were 3 Kevins in the same year (all born in 2007 for those of you who remember the Kevin07 campaign).

    I've talked to a few teachers and they do say there are a lot of Olivers in their classes at the moment but that is from at least 5 years ago. We also have Oscar on our list if that appeals to you.

    Jack used to be the number one name too - how are you finding that?

    Good luck - sorry I don't have a definite opinion but I definitely understand the dilemma.

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    My 7yr old is called Oliver. Despite it being so popular there's no Oliver's in his class or surrounding classes.

    If you love it use it

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    Go with the name you love! My aunt and uncle wanted unusual names for their kids (grown adults now) and for the last 15 years it's been a top ten name and they're EVERYWHERE.
    One of my kids has a name that was in the top 5 the year they were born...it's never been a problem. We don't come across them.


 

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