cute or overdone & dated??? POLL

See the results of this poll: What do YOU think about Chloe?

Respondents: 42 (This poll is closed)

  • Cute, but not my style: 15 (36%)
  • Way too common/dated: 20 (48%)
  • Absolutely adorable!: 7 (17%)

While I voted for “too common/dated” I would really just say it is too common – it’s #10 in the U.S. I personally know one who is about 7, and have come across others but no one we know really well. It is a lovely name though, so it might just depend on how much popularity matters to you – I don’t think its dated in the sense that '90s names like [name]Haylee[/name]/[name]Kaylee[/name]/[name]Caitlin[/name] etc. are.

It is my granddaughter’s name and I think it was a great choice. I like the Greek connection, I like the femininity of it, I like the way it goes with both vintage and modern names, I like it because it is easy to say, I think it is a name that will grow with my granddaughter so that as a woman named [name]Chloe[/name] it will be just as charming as when a small child.

A good choice I say don’t get too strung out over its popularity because I find that even if you meet a few [name]Chloe[/name]'s in your lifetime what does that matter when it is such a lovely name?

I think it’s a cute name that has a good history and origin, but it’s very popular.

I voted for absolutely adorable. [name]Chloe[/name] is a great name, but it is very, very popular. I wouldn’t say that it is dated.

It’s very sweet but just not my style. I still like it though:)

I voted for adorable. I don’t know any [name]Chloe[/name]'s except for one older lady and one cat. I love the sound & the meaning. [name]Chloe[/name] would be on my list except for the fact that it’s the name of my best friend’s cat!

I like it, but it isn’t my style. People say it is very popular, but I only know one [name]Chloe[/name], and she is 20. Also, I think [name]Chloe[/name] [name]Serena[/name] is very pretty, but I might choose a more classic middle name, say [name]Chloe[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] or [name]Chloe[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name], to balance the apparent popularity of [name]Chloe[/name] (when [name]Serena[/name] is rising in the charts as well). Of course, this isn’t necessary. [name]Blake[/name], [name]Nicholas[/name], and [name]Chloe[/name] go well, too!

Is [name]Chloe[/name] really that popular? Consider this:

Many popular names have multiple spellings. To figure out how popular a name really is, you need to add up all the different spellings. Then you need to think about names that are almost the same and add those in, too (eg [name]Isabel[/name] + [name]Isabella[/name]).

[name]Chloe[/name] is almost never spelled differently (or yuniquishly). (Only a very few parents choose [name]Khloe[/name], or [name]Cloe[/name]), and there really aren’t any names that are almost the same as [name]Chloe[/name] (unless you think [name]Cleo[/name] is almost the same). When you think about the statistics this way, I think you will find that [name]Chloe[/name] is not top 10 in the US, maybe not even top 20.