Favorite Names from Top 1000 - Comments?

So, here they are, from LEAST popular to MOST popular, 2008:

[name]Libby[/name] - I really prefer this as a nickname for [name]Elisabeth[/name], I guess.

As you can see, I love the classics, but some of these surprised me - [name]Tess[/name], [name]Quinn[/name], and [name]Hailey[/name]. And, I am sad to say I love most of those very popular names - [name]Emma[/name], [name]Olivia[/name], and [name]Sophia[/name] - because they were originally classic names, and now have turned vogue!


Again, some of these fit the more trendy surname style, but I’m okay with that. My favorite two boy names are still [name]Henry[/name] [name]Theodore[/name] and [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]James[/name] - very classic!

[name]Just[/name] for fun, I took a look at the SSA listing for the top names in 1900. On the girls’ side, the list was rather odd, but I did find some I love - some of my other favorites ([name]Lydia[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Emma[/name], [name]Julia[/name], etc.) were on there, too!

[name]Cara[/name] - Like [name]Caroline[/name]!

My favorites (if you’ve been on here before, you’ve probably seen this) are [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]James[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Eliza[/name], and [name]Henry[/name] [name]Theodore[/name] - classic, elegant, simple, and sophisticated - yet I still like others!

Many of the names I like (i.e. [name]Tirzah[/name]) aren’t on the top 1,000 list, so I’ll have to limit myself here:

[name]Margaret[/name] - So underused, elegant, and solid. # 180
[name]Katherine[/name] - Ditto, except not underused. # 45
[name]Miranda[/name] - [name]Lovely[/name] and Shakesperean. # 163
[name]Charity[/name] - Underused, beautiful virtue name. # 793
[name]Violet[/name] - So serious and direct - but pretty. #184
[name]Laurel[/name] - Soft and sweet, will probably fall out of the top 1,000 soon. # 983

[name]Nathaniel[/name] - Classic but distinctive. # 77
[name]Frederick[/name] - Underused and strong classic. # 523
[name]Calvin[/name] - Timeless but not epidemically popular. #228
[name]Tate[/name] - Modern, but sounds classic. # 433

My favorite combos at the moment are:
[name]Margaret[/name] Laurelin Idril
[name]Charity[/name] Ivorwen [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Miranda[/name] Este

[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Edmund[/name] [name]Kean[/name]
[name]Frederick[/name] [name]Tate[/name] [name]Calvin[/name]

I really like your combo [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Caroline[/name].


I really like your combinations of [name]Charity[/name] Ivorwen [name]Violet[/name] and [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Miranda[/name] Este, especially the latter! Sophisticated and distinctive!

I am also partial to [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Edmund[/name] [name]Kean[/name], as I love [name]Nathaniel[/name], too. This name has excellent flow and is very dignified.