I’ve been thinking, does popularity even matter? My favorite boys name is [name]Finn[/name]. I love it, not because it’s “cool”, but just because I love it! It’s in the mid-300s, but it’s one of those names that everyone acts like it’s getting so popular. So i looked through the list from the year i was born and guess what? I knew one kid with about a third of the names in the 300s, a couple I knew 2 of, but so what? So even if there’s one per school, its not Like they’ll have to share their name with everyone they know. [name]Even[/name] the top ten names, there was usually not more than 2 in a particular circle of friends.
My son’s name is not in the top 1000. My fave boys name is in the mid 300s, and my favorite girls name is #55! And I hope to use them all, and I don’t care about popularity.
The only thing that bothers me is if i know there are tons of variations that make it actually a lot more popular than the numbers say. On 4th of [name]July[/name] i went to a BBQ where there was a [name]Kayla[/name], [name]Kaelyn[/name], and [name]Kaitlyn[/name], [name]Brandon[/name] and [name]Brendan[/name]! That was confusing!