Recent Birth Announcements from the Midwest - Just for Fun!

[name]Just[/name] going over some birth announcements from [name]August[/name], I live in the Midwest. I was surprised by a few names!

Girls:
[name]Abrielle[/name]
[name]Addilyn[/name] - :expressionless:
[name]Alayna[/name] x2
[name]Ava[/name]
Avalynn
[name]Aubrey[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Bellamy[/name] - !!!
[name]Bailey[/name], [name]Baileigh[/name], Bayli - seriosuly!
[name]Charlee[/name] - not short for anything!
[name]Claire[/name] x4 (One of which is a twin to [name]Julia[/name]!)
[name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Ella[/name]
[name]Emma[/name]
[name]Emersyn[/name]
[name]Evelyn[/name], [name]Evelynne[/name]
[name]Gracelyn[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Jada[/name]
[name]Jenna[/name] [name]Jo[/name]
Jorgie
[name]Josie[/name] - just [name]Josie[/name]
[name]Julia[/name] (Twin to [name]Claire[/name])
[name]Lauren[/name] (Twin to [name]Morgan[/name])
[name]Layla[/name]
[name]Lyric[/name]
[name]Maci[/name]
[name]Mallory[/name]
[name]McKenna[/name]
[name]Morgan[/name] (Twin to [name]Lauren[/name])
[name]Natasha[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Vera[/name] - :smiley:

Boys:
[name]Aiden[/name], [name]Ayden[/name]
[name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Anthony[/name]
[name]August[/name]
Caelum - ?
[name]Caden[/name], [name]Kaden[/name]
[name]Dennis[/name] - !!!
[name]Duane[/name] - !!!
[name]Dylan[/name] x2
[name]Evan[/name]
[name]Finnegan[/name]
[name]Gabe[/name] - just [name]Gabe[/name]
[name]Grayson[/name]
[name]Keegan[/name]
[name]Lennox[/name]
Locklan
[name]Mason[/name]
[name]Maxwell[/name]
[name]Parker[/name]
[name]Rex[/name]
[name]Ronan[/name]
[name]Slater[/name]
Weslee

Twins [name]Julia[/name] and [name]Claire[/name] are gorgeous! [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Vera[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name] and [name]Sophia[/name] are also very nice. Some of the others, though… Avalynn? [name]Baileigh[/name]?! Weslee?? And why’d they cut off the G in [name]Gabrielle[/name]?

The twins [name]Julia[/name] and [name]Claire[/name] are my favorite too! Such a lovely combo!

I’m surprised and happy that there’s a [name]Bellamy[/name] and a [name]Natasha[/name] in there. Who’d a thunk it.
This is a good way to check to see who else is picking names you like. I’m very particular about my child having a name no one else on the planet has (or at least very close to that.) I hunted down every piece of info I could find on the name I chose and to see if anyone who has it right now is very old and won’t be around long so I can say my kid is the only one in the world with that name. In fact I’ve invented several names as backups for plan A. I know I’m insane… lol. But I hate the fact that other people have my name, it makes me feel less “me.”

I love [name]Bellamy[/name]. I think the song is “my belle amie, you are a child of the sun and the sky and the deep blue sea”, but as a child I always thought it was “my [name]Bellamy[/name]” (not speaking French at all then).

My friend just had a [name]Josie[/name] [name]Irene[/name].