No need to be sorry, just a little misunderstanding
First, I ask you to open your mind and consider my humble opinion
I now understand your point of view regarding trendy names. You consider last names for girls and boy’s names for girls to be trendy. I agree those can be trendy. I define TRENDY as a name that popped onto the charts out of nowhere or after a long period of not being used. In fact, [name]IMO[/name] many of the classic names that you may consider superior, are in fact , trendy. You may or may not realize this.
I know many little [name]Francis[/name]’/[name]Frances[/name]’, Colettes, [name]Mary[/name] Katherines (as an undergrad, I worked at an upper-mid class mommy’s day out, the children’s names were very “classy” I wouldn’t choose these for my children, because I personally dont like them. I know adults with the names who hate them and some who have changed their given names because of them :(. I do not want this for my daughter. I’m not saying there aren’t [name]Frances[/name]’ that love their name, I would just rather be safe than sorry. My number one consideration when naming a child is this: I ask myself "would I have liked this name for myself as a child, teen, adult "
Surnames first- If you notice this trend is formed by the media. Most of the trendy “surnames first” are those of very famous people (presidents, classic stars, authors), movie or television show characters, or celebrity’s baby names. Also many, many “first names” used today came from surnames originally. This is not a new trend, [name]Ashley[/name], [name]Maribel[/name], [name]Lindsay[/name]…etc.
Boys names for girls- where do you think [name]Josephine[/name], [name]Frances[/name], [name]Leona[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], etc came from…a long time ago someone decided to start a “trend” of turning a boys name into a girls name
I’m not quick to rule out a name because it is a “trend”, everything is a trend. I remain open minded to all names and judge based on my own style and popularity of the name. Some classics are timeless and beautiful but i don’t prefer them personally for my daughter for different reasons. Some are too common -[name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Mary[/name], [name]Grace[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Katherine[/name]- obviously all beautiful names and (who wouldn’t want to be named after a queen :). Some classic names I just don’t like, some sound “stuffy” to me, and some my husband refused ( he is very picky…lol).
Name trends that seem to be most popular in my neck of the woods…hehe:
Made up names: [name]Jayden[/name], [name]Kylie[/name], [name]Kaylee[/name], [name]Jayla[/name] (basically lees, las, and dens) these are personally my least favorite name trend
Returning classics: (popped back on the charts after decades of not being used) [name]Ava[/name], [name]Olivia[/name], [name]Isabella[/name], [name]Willow[/name], [name]Annabelle[/name] (one of my favorites, as i am a huge [name]Poe[/name] fan), [name]Vivienne[/name] (thanks to Brangelina), [name]Alice[/name], [name]Rose[/name], [name]Violet[/name], [name]Lily[/name].
New classics- (people stuck in the 80’s…lol) [name]Kristen[/name] (my name, which i do love), [name]Haley[/name], [name]Nicole[/name], [name]Lindsay[/name], [name]Alyssa[/name], [name]Tiffany[/name], [name]Noelle[/name]…you get the point
[name]Favorite[/name] in other countries (Irish, French, British) - [name]Colette[/name], [name]Chloe[/name], [name]Noelle[/name], [name]Simone[/name], [name]Elise[/name], [name]Adelaide[/name] (all beauties)
Vintage: (these sound cool, are somewhat timeless, but still trendy because they have been around a long while and are gaining recognition fast) [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Astrid[/name], [name]Aurelia[/name], [name]Liliana[/name], [name]Eden[/name].
Surnames: [name]Kennedy[/name], [name]Madison[/name] (became popular for girls out of nowhere in the 90’s, (not so) coincidentally right after [name]Darryl[/name] [name]Hanna[/name]'s mermaid character on Splash named herself after [name]Madison[/name] [name]Ave[/name].), [name]Emerson[/name] (desperate house wives), [name]Monroe[/name], [name]Presley[/name], [name]Reagan[/name], [name]Rowan[/name] (the first name of a magical nymph-like creature on a 90’s movie,The [name]Secret[/name] of [name]Rowen[/name] Innish (sp?)), [name]Harlow[/name] (star baby).
[name]Rowan[/name] is a surname-which by your definition is trendy for a girl.
Names from popular series/ movies/ books: [name]Esme[/name], [name]Juliet[/name], [name]Rosalie[/name], [name]Isla[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Fiona[/name], [name]Isabella[/name], [name]Piper[/name], [name]Phoebe[/name], (most of these are from the series Twilight, which i have not read but have noticed these names popping up EVERYWHERE) This is one of my favorite trends, as i love all these names, but my husband will not go for any of these, except [name]Alice[/name] (his grandmother’s name) and [name]Piper[/name].
Nature names: [name]Willow[/name], [name]Lily[/name], [name]Sage[/name], [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Wren[/name], [name]Iris[/name], [name]Ivy[/name] (i likethese too)
Uniques names: [name]Jazmine[/name], Melaea, [name]Kaia[/name], [name]Luna[/name], [name]Nova[/name], [name]Neveah[/name]
My overall point is that just about every name out there fits into some type of trend these days…because people have become very liberal in the naming of children. It would be very difficult (impossible) to stay away from trends all together. I personally prefer nature themes, vintage names and surnames/ masculine names to any other trends. And I believe as long as I try stay out of the top 500 or so, the name I choose will be a nice refreshing name that not too many have heard or considered. (I also try to remember that most people are not name connoisseurs such as ourselves
For all these reasons I like Chamblis, Harlinn, [name]Reeve[/name], etc. you may think they are trendy because they are surnames, but I think some of your names are trendy because they are classic/vintage comebacks…we can choose to see it as win/ win or lose/ lose…LOL i like to think positively, [name]WIN[/name]/[name]WIN[/name]!!
I’m not trying to be trendy by using a surname for her first name. I just want a name most people haven’t heard of. Names like that stand out. It all comes down to personal preference i guess! I just want an uncommon name, I’m soooo tired of seeing the same old names everywhere!! I’m sure you agree
WOW- sorry for the spill. I like to make my point known…haha. I really appreciate your input!!! I am seriously reconsidering a lot of my choices because of the info you have given me. I’m just trying to remain open minded to all names (except the uber-common) Also, I do love the suggestion you gave of [name]Auden[/name], it is one I have not thought of and have not passed by the hubby yet…wish me luck