When I found out I was pregnant again I didn”t find out the gender but names weren”t a problem, I had about ten super lovely girls names” but only one boy”s name, which ”to me- was perfect ” [name]Dashiell[/name]”. ( I always loved the Maltese [name]Falcon[/name] growing up! ) I always thought the name was utterly perfect, handsome, unique ” but unpretentious. But (I”m sure everyone says this) I thought I was the only one using it. Well, obviously not so, I found out [name]Cate[/name] Blanchett named her son ”Dashell” in 2009, but I was still ok using it as it didn”t register on any top name lists anywhere. Then (very mixed blessing.) I found nameberry that claims it”s an up n” comer, in terms of popularity, which freaks me out, utterly. My question is: is this really true, seriously, is ” [name]Dashiell[/name]” about to hit the big time?? Or is it a miniscule trend in a tiny borough in New [name]York[/name] State? I live in Vancouver, B.C. and have never encountered a [name]Dashiell[/name]. I have been halted in my tracks, I am so depressed, and my baby has no name! I have an unnatural fear of trendy names. To me, even having the most popular name would be less terrifying than having the trendiest”
I have never even seen the Incredibles, and had never heard what [name]Cate[/name] blanchett named her babe, but those two events are old now, wouldn”t have [name]Dashiell[/name] had it”s boom day by now?? ( To be honest, thanks to nameberry, I deeply suspect that it will be popular.)
I like unique, but short n” sweet, almost plain. My other pics are Zaib, [name]Calhoun[/name], [name]Arlen[/name], [name]Tala[/name], [name]Tove[/name] and Zevin. I think the nickname ” [name]Arlie[/name] ” might be sweetly perfect, and I now look at strangers of all ages - babes, boys, young men, granddaddies - whom I find even faintly charismatic to see if it - [name]Arlen[/name] - would live up to them, and I find that it does” Does this mean I like it? My misgiving with [name]Arlen[/name] (we might spell it ” [name]Arlan[/name] ”) is that it might sound feminine, but when I hold it up to these strangers, it doesn”t feel that way at all. My husband and brother love it - the only one my hubby seems to like… I have lost all confidence, we call him ”little guy” and other terms of endearment, including ” Arlybear. Does that mean that should be the one? I”m so lost, aghhhhh. What kind of nutbar is scared to name their own child?