So D and I were chatting away this weekend, mostly daydreaming about the future, talking about building houses, having babies, etc.
I love having chats like that, because it’s so fun to daydream about.
I think we’ve already nailed down our two favorite names (one boy name, one girl name), but I still have other names in my head that I like as well. (And hey, twins run on both sides of the family.)
I decided to use this handy tool to check the popularity of the names.
All but two of my names haven’t been in the top 1000 for the last 8 years!
Yes! Hooray for obscure baby names! They aren’t weird names, just old fashioned. I don’t like trendy names at all. The “Twilight” books thrilled me because there wasn’t an Aidan or Alexia (sorry, sorry sorry, if those are your children’s names, I feel bad now.) in sight. All the main characters had those neat old fashioned names. (I know it’s because they weren’t born in this century, but just let me enjoy my moment, k?)
Hehe, I won’t tell you my top two names, because it’s a surprise, a surprise for who, I don’t know, but I am not telling hahahah!
I’ll share some of my back-up names:
1. Isla- did not break the top 1000 in the past 8 years
2. Thea- did not break the top 1000 in the past 8 years
3. Colleen- ranked 898 in 2006
4. Tziporah- did not break the top 1000 in the past 8 years
5. Sam-ranked 454 in 2007
So as you can see, love me some old names. Why? I just think they are so much more beautiful and flowing than the names we have now. D and I have old names but (in my own special little opinion) beautiful names, biblical names. D and I also have popular names, showing that popular doesn’t always mean new.
Other names I like include: Jack, Josephine, Audrey, Wyatt, Ben, Violet, Helen, Eleanor, Stella, Adelaide, Belle….I could go on and on.
(I don’t have as many boys names listed as girls names, because it’s hard for me to think of boys names, which is why I’m so attatched to the one I have now)
What kinds of names do you like?
How did you choose your children’s names (if you have any)?
How far in advance did you have your names picked out?