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Monday, February 22, 2010

Surprising Names

I was looking through my 2004-2005 baby name lists for a post I was writing on my main blog about choosing the twins' names, and I was surprised by some of the names that made my list:

Iliana
Jenica
Laken
Perrin

Abbott
Cullen
Dutch
Joren

Not because I dislike the names, but because they're not my usual style and I don't even remember considering them. Do you have names you're surprised you considered?

6 comments:

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Not surprised, so much, but I look at my older lists and I slowly drop names and add new ones. The middle ones stay the same, until they become the old ones and get dropped.

Farrell said...

Veronica
Celeste
Adelaide

Jeni Q said...

I still like most of the names that never made it with our first one, but most of these did *not* make it on to the list for our second one. And I can't quite explain why.
Baby names that never made the cut

Frazzled Mom said...

I can say I'm glad my husband nixed Greta for my first child. I still sort of like it as a nickname for Margaret or Gretchen, but now that I know it began life as a nickname, I can't get past it. I'm also glad we didn't use Giada, which was my runner up name for my first child. I think it would have been a lot harder to find a sibling name to complement Giada than the name we went with - Fiona. Plus Giada is very similar to Gianna which is somewhat popular in my area, and my daughter now has a friend named Gianna.

I really like Iliana and I think Abbott and Cullen could grow on me.

Susan said...

Glenn
Theresa

Nothing wrong with them -- just not my style. Yet at one point they (briefly) made their way to the top of my list.

Anonymous said...

Yes! It's interesting to see how the style of names we like have evolved as we have evolved.

For a *brief* moment, I too was on the alternative/creative spelling bandwagon. Now, I'm so thankful ones like Perreigh (ie. Perry) didn't last to the final cut!