Name suggestions? None of ours feel like the right one!

Girl name help please!
We’ve already put together a short list, but none of these names really seem like ‘the one’!


Hubby loves [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] and I think [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] is at the top for me, but both names seem so popular! I don’t want her to be the next [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] or share her name with 3 others in her preschool class!

Any suggestions?? Open to putting some new names on our list!!

You do not need to worry about her being the next [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f]. The percent of babies born to the amount of babies given the top names is nothing like the days of [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] and [name_u]Michael[/name_u]. I honestly know or met very few people with the popular names. I have met more people with my name and it’s in the 800s or 900s. You can also not predict what people your child will come in contact with throughout their lifetime.

I love [name_f]Olivia[/name_f].

You might like:


Some suggestions. I tried to think of ones you might like


If you like [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] and [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]:


I also I don’t really like popular names but my name is [name_f]Danielle[/name_f] and when I was born it was #71 in popularity. I’m 15 and still have never met someone with my name!
Out of your list, my favorite is [name_u]Peyton[/name_u]. Others I think you might like are [name_u]Ariel[/name_u], [name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_u]Delaney[/name_u], [name_f]Eve[/name_f], [name_f]Sabrina[/name_f], [name_f]Olive[/name_f], [name_f]Hallie[/name_f], & [name_u]Justice[/name_u].

I’ve always liked [name_f]Livana[/name_f] as an alternative to popular [name_f]Olivia[/name_f].

With [name_f]Clotilde[/name_f], [name_f]Clover[/name_f], or even [name_f]Calliope[/name_f], she could even still be called [name_f]Chloe[/name_f].
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] and [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] also are similar.

For [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] alternatives, [name_f]Madeline[/name_f] and [name_f]Violet[/name_f] feel right.

While no single child’s name is as populous today as [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] was in her heyday, with any name that is very high on the popularity list, there is the likelihood that the popularity will die off within the next 20-30 years and the name could feel as dated and worn at that time as [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] feels today.

I think trendiness is a better indicator of the [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] effect these days than popularity ranking. If a name has recently seen a huge surge in popularity, there may be a huge drop-off coming that will leave a little [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] or [name_u]Harper[/name_u] with a visible timestamp as a product of the 2010s in the same way as I assume that a [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] or [name_f]Michelle[/name_f] on paper was born in the '70s or '80s.

I think [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] and [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] are beautiful options. But it should be their trendiness that concerns you more than their popularity. [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], and to a lesser extent, [name_f]Chloe[/name_f], both have very long track records despite their recent surges, and these will be protective factors against the [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] effect. Your child will know other Olivias and Chloes for sure, but will there be 2 in every classroom as she grows? No.



What about:
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] (rhymes with [name_f]Melody[/name_f])

[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] and [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] are both cute!