[name]Do[/name] you know what I’m talking about? Someone starts a thread on one of YOUR all-time favorite names, and you just roll your eyes and sigh. Like this morning, when I see “[name]Blythe[/name]?” as a headline followed by half a dozen other girls who all adore [name]Anne[/name] of [name]Green[/name] Gables and want to name their little girl [name]Blythe[/name], [name]JUST[/name] LIKE ME. My boyfriend has vetoed [name]Blythe[/name], but it doesn’t make me like it any less and doesn’t make it hurt anymore when I realize I’m not totally unique.
We nameberryites like to think we’re unique. That’s why we flock to names that are not being used by the masses. But, there are SO MANY of my favorite names which are adored and favorited by all of you.
Like [name]Ivy[/name], the name I would choose for myself if I were able to choose (but I would never change my name). Or [name]Blythe[/name]. Or anything with “[name]Ella[/name]” in it.
And so, like many of you probably do as well, I store a secret name deep in my heart which no one gets to know unless they have known me since I was twelve or they’ve been dating me for a year and a half. A name so rare, so special, so beautiful and exotic and unknown that it has captivated me from the moment I first saw it and it inspired me to keep it a secret from my boyfriend for ten months lest he not like it and I have to break up with him. [name]Do[/name] you, O nameberryite, like me, have such a name?
Well, if you do, I hope that it will not appear on the nameberry blog as one of a featured list like mine did yesterday. That combined with all of the Ivys growing all over here and [name]Blythe[/name] popping up today are making me just about want to throw in the towel and quit my nameberry addiction. Because I just don’t know if I can stand it anymore.
It’s not enough to not name my kid [name]Ava[/name] or [name]Lily[/name] (even though I so love [name]Lily[/name] – and [name]Ella[/name] as I just mentioned). I have to have a name that none of you know about either. And that’s getting harder and harder the bigger and better this awesome little corner of the web grows. Maybe it doesn’t matter, but the more I see people liking names I like, the more I feel compelled to find something even rarer.