In another thread it came up that certain names rise faster than others and stay popular longer than some. It occurs to me a name around 300 can go up to 150 or so by the following year. However, and don’t get mad at me if I’m wrong, [name]Georgia[/name] just doesn’t strike me as having a sound everyone favors. If they’re going to make a list, maybe they will not use [name]Georgia[/name]. When they have several kids, maybe they will feel more comfortable with the name in a few years or one of many other names.
When I think, where did [name]Isabella[/name] and [name]Olivia[/name] come from, I contemplate [name]Georgia[/name] just not counting among the types of names that come in the top 10, but there are a lot of stale names on the way down that are more popular than [name]Georgia[/name], which could then rise. When I hear names like [name]Ava[/name] being popular, I can understand, and it’s the #1 in Massachusetts where I live. [name]Chloe[/name] seems to have just struck the right chord, [name]Georgia[/name] would have to be that strong a choice for people, I just don’t see it. They seem to have the same offbeat but pretty sound that appeals to people who don’t want just another [name]Emma[/name] or [name]Ava[/name]. I don’t know that [name]Georgia[/name] actually does appeal to many parents or will when they finalize the name of their child. [name]Just[/name] a gut feeling.
I don’t know if statistics are available for the early part of this year, but there may be a lot more Georgias than last year, if a name like [name]Madison[/name] is any indication how fast a name can rise in popularity. So I do apologize for quoting last year’s statistics to be indicative of how popular [name]Georgia[/name] may be in years to come. It just doesn’t strike me as a very popular choice, even though everyone seems to like it pretty well.
[name]Jordan[/name] for a girl peaked at 40 and is last year #130 down 30 spots since the year before. It strikes me as a similar name, but within the boys names or surnames for girls trend which is still popular in other names, but which also makes [name]Georgia[/name] sound less weird than it did before, encouraging more parents to go ahead and choose it. It has a lot of positive imagery for people, is a real name, may be used to honor a male [name]George[/name] in the family or a location of favor. I still think it won’t get extremely popular, but it may just hit the nail on the head for a lot of parents this year and next, enough for its popularity to rise significantly.
I still say, look to the statistics of a name currently at position 50/100/150/200 and imagine how many might attend your daughter’s school on the average, as to how likely she would have to use her last initial.