When my oldest son was born, the reaction to his (now mainstream) name involved one of two totally contrasting comments- "What? How do you say that? Where'd you come up with that?" OR "Oh, my sister's best friend's brother just named his baby that!"
Seems conflicting, but I guess it was an indication that an uncommon, somewhat "new" name, was making its way up the popularity ladder. And so it has; it's #22 for the decade. Not bad for a name that was barely known 4 years ago.
But do I want it to climb? Not really. As one of about 8 Kelly's in my grade, I liked that it was different enough to be unique, but not so different that it was crazy.
My other little guy has an old fashioned name. In fact, he's the fourth generation to share this name. But now, that too is becoming popular! Seems that I am just starting trends all over the place ;)
Where do your kids rank? Check these lists of the Top 10 of the Decade, and the Top 10 of 2009.
Then, check out Sneak Peak to read a excerpt of the Baby Naming chapter of Crib Notes.
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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