Our [name]Henry[/name] is 4 1/2; while pregnant with him I was aware of one other [name]Henry[/name] in the daycare center where my daughter went, and he was a few years older so I thought it must not be all that popular. Well, my [name]Henry[/name] turned out to be one of three [name]Henry[/name]'s in his first baby class! Then we moved to Montessori and met at least two more. Then, swimming lessons, one more. So, that’s about six other [name]Henry[/name]'s we know! Its really bizarre though because it wasn’t in the top 100 when all these kids were born, and [name]Jacob[/name] was number one, and I don’t know hardly any Jacobs . . . I think it might be something to do with our demographic - the schools we use and who we know - we all have similar taste apparantly.
We live in a mid-size city in southern (but not deep south) U.S. A place kind of like Memhis but smaller.
I really don’t like to use too-popular names, especially with girls, but we love the name and it suits our son so well, that it really hasn’t bothered me – only at first when we had that daycare class with the three [name]Henry[/name]'s, and I had to monogram his blankets “[name]Henry[/name] L.” And none of the [name]Henry[/name]'s we know use nicknames - the kids just know each other’s last names.