Don't you just love baby names! ok-maybe you don't, but I sure do. There's possibly nothing on this planet that I enjoy discussing more than baby names (except for maybe weddings-that's a close second). No, this is not a pregnancy announcement if any of ya'll are getting any ideas. I just have loads of pregnant friends right now so it's been on my mind. While I'm definitely not an expert, I seem to usually have my finger on names just 'cause I like them so much. Here are some of the recent names I've discussed and my honest opinions on them:
Sophia-gorgeous, just gorgeous, but again much, much too common (#1 out of 100 on the last list I've seen)
Alice-this name is growing on me (must be those darn Twilight books:P). It's different without being unrecognizable. It might be a little Brady Bunch for some people, but I think it'll be making a come-back.
Emmett-One of my all-time-favorite boy names. I'd use it in a heartbeat, but Spencer says it reminds him of the football player. Very classic without being common...sigh.
Emily-very classic and pretty, but too common (#8)
Xavier-despite what one might think, this name is not as unusual as it used to be. It's presently #67 on the list. I still think that in everyday use, however, your child probably wouldn't have another one in his class and it would still be considered "unique".
Arthur-kids get teased easily enough without having a name that tapes "kick me" on their back. Even the cartoon aardvark is nerdy.
Samuel-definitely stands the test of time, but a bit common. It's definitely being used less these days (only #54 on the list). I'm a fan, although I don't think I'd ever use it.
Owen-incidentally, this is actually Spencer's middle name and his grandfather's name, so we might just end up using it somewhere sometime. It's definitely rising in the ranks (#40), but is still not "common" yet.
Lucy-this is easily one of my very favorite girls names. If I can get over my alliteration aversion, I'll probably use it. It's #85 on the list, but one doesn't actually seem to hear it that often yet. Some people might think it's a little too "old lady"-but that hasn't stopped me yet!
Thanks for listening to me rant on my favorite topic. Feel free to give any of your opinions in the comments. Hopefully I haven't offended anyone...if I have, I'm sorry. Have a fabulous day!