"It's hard convincing yourself that where you are at the moment is your home, and it's not always where your heart is. Sometimes I win and sometimes not." -- Jonathan Carroll
when I chose the names of my children, I wanted them are not in fashion ... original! The old names back to the way it seems to me ... I love those names ... those of our great grandmothers! My grandmother called Louisette and my first daughter is named Lou, a diminutive! My second daughter called Nine, a small name for a small mouse!
In France, the winners are Lucas and Theo for boys, Lea and Manon for girls...
Mohammed and Asmaa.
In our country, Lotte (girl) and Daan (boy), I think!
in japan i think it would be Kei (for a boy, pronounced kay) and for a girl....hana or hanako maybe.
In Australia, it's Noah or Ned for boys and Lilli or Piper for girls
Sophie and Jack in NZ so far...
I seem to know a lot of Omani women called Asmaa, but I checked with a local colleague who thinks that Fatima is still the most popular female name here. So, it's pretty much as you'd expect anywhere in the Arab world: Mohammed and Fatima; although in Shia areas Ali takes over as the most popular male name.
Hmmmm....lots of sophie or isabelle, boys Jack seems really popular
old-fashioned names seem to be very popular - i've got no idea about the statistics, but i'm hearing a lot of greta and charlotte for girls and karl and paul for boys.
Aidan is very popular for boys here. When my son was in school last Fall, his class only had 9 children, but 3 of them were called Aidan, except each was spelled differently. There was Adin, Aiden, and Aidan. I've also noticed a lot of old fashion names for girls. Emma seems very popular. Also names for girls that sound like they should be surnames, like Madison, or my little niece, Taylor.
Whhuahahaahhaa....not pregnant...you're way beyond hilarious!!Matteo or/and AllesandroAllesandra or/and Anna
Jane, LOL... not prego, you are a hoot!Hmmm.... I think Jake (maybe because I know 2 little boys name Jake, Sam (just becauase I like the name), for girl Isabella, Emily and I can't remember any other ones. How do you find time to come up with great posts?!Have a golden day my friend! xoxoPS "Happy Camper" goes waaaay back to my airline days.
In the UK, for boys...Jack, Oliver, Thomas. Girls, it's Grace, Olivia, Ruby. My daughter is Maisie...I like the old names! I like this blog too! Good new discovery.Kerry.
Leon or Lukas, seem to be the popular names for boy in Germany and Hanna and Mia are at the top of the list for girls. I think Anna must have been the popular name 30-some years ago, becuase I know more people with this name than any other. Our challenge when we have kids will be to pick a name that sounds good in German and English. The "j" and "s" names sound completely differnt in each place.
Hola Jane! In Italy: Anna and Lorenzo; but sometimes depends of the place of birth; in northern Italy there are german names, since they speak both Italian and German.
Olivia & Jack are the most popular names in britain of 2008 according to annual survey.1. Olivia 2. Ruby 3. Grace 4. Emily 5. Jessica 6. Sophie 7. Chloe 8. Lily 9. Mia 10. Lucy1. Jack 2. Oliver 3. Harry 4. Charlie 5. Alfie 6. Thomas 7. Joshua 8. Daniel 9. James 10. WilliamJack has been top for 14 years!
The U.S. is crazy for fake "family" last names - a trend of which I am not a fan. Names like Riley (for girls) and Connor (for boys). This has always seemed very pretentious to me, especially if these names are NOT in fact family names... BUT it's so common now, and I don't think pretention plays into it. It's less a matter of liking socialite sounding names (like Skylar) and more a matter of popular names picking up momentum.BUT we also like very old fashioned names now - and I'm totally on board with that. When I was a girl, I named my dolls "Charlotte" and "Josephine." My children are now named Oliver, George and Eleanor. The only downside of this synching of name popularity and my personal preferences is that Eleanor is at risk of being referred to as "Eleanor H." in school due to five other Eleanors being in her class someday. On the upside though, it IS a family name...
in the US jacob for boys and emma for girls. interestingly, in our area, i know almost NO kids with the top 4 names. (and our daughter's given name falls into this category, although it didn't when she was born. this makes me sad, as this was an unknown to us at the time, and we picked for family history reasons.) michael, my husband's name, has been in the top 3 for nearly 40 years, although i know NO young michaels.in our area, sophia, ava, jackson, aiden/cayden/hayden/jayden, are popular. my daughter's preschool of 12 kids has 3 girls named zoe!like the replies above, i hear a lot of the classic names and a lot of last-name-as-first-named kids.
by the way, you hit a topic close to home...my blog was named "which name?" because of my name fascination around the time of my daughter's birth and first couple of years! :)
In the US it's Jacob and Emma (just read an article about most popular names a couple of days ago-funny!) and in Denmark it's Mathilde, Emma and Freja for girls and Mikkel, Lucas and Mathias for boys.I prefer old fashioned Scandinavian names like Ingrid, Ella, Alva or Dagmar (girls) or Aksel or Hjalte (boys)
Emma and Laura has been popular in finland. and all kinds of old fashion names, like Helmi, Sofia, Lydia, Aapo, Niilo, Ilmari.. (3 first ones are for girls and 3 last ones for boys) Have a great day too Jane:)
I just researched this when I had my daughter! In Utah, Addison seems to be the top, but Emma for girls nationally and Jacob for boys. (And I had to try and steer clear of those names just for that reason, even though they are lovely!)
hey jane! just back from the trail where i had the best conversation with a turtle - do you think i'm losing it? love that shot - really nice!
Hey Kim- I find they are very good listeners...
a few weeks ago they published the most common names from the last year in the newspaper. I wanted to rembember - but I don't...I only know "Luca" was the favourite one for years!And Sara.I love the name Jakob and Emil and Hannah for a girl.
Hmm, I actually wouldn't know. Luca? Marco? Irene? About names, would you mind reminding the corner view participants that it would really be usefully to post the names and links of all those involved? Thank you!
love that image! are you thinking of a third?
Ha! Gosh, I don't know what's the hot names in the US are right now. We try to not follow the trends.
p.s. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!
Ella and Grace are very popular girls names in Utah. For boys Benjamin is very big right now.
I didn't know, so I asked an Italian neighbor. She did mention that Conchetta is a popular name in Naples as of late. In Northern Italy, I meet lots of little guys named Mattia and girls named Chiara.
emma and onni.a girl and a boy.<3 <3
I'd say Matteo and Francesca. Last year three couples among our friends had baby boys and guess what? They were all named Matteo...Thank you for visiting (great to know that you love textiles too!) I really like your photos (and the occasional glimpse of fabric under a plate) - Spain looks so interesting seen from your blog! Will be back soon!
hi jane - i don't know if you are into this award thing at all, but i just received one yesterday and would love to pass it on to you. i love reading your blog!(more over on 'mostly berlin' ...)in any case - have a lovely tuesday! kristinax
Is there an easy way to post all the Corner View participants on my post Wednesday?
Especially for you I did some research:Leoni or Hannah for the girlsLeon or Lukas for the boys.Because of you I learn so much more about my new country. ;)
If you are talking about these days I would say : Gabin or Eliott for boys and Manon or Léa for girls but when I was young I remenber that we were sometimes not less than 4 Isabelle per class !!
I live in Spain too, and although I agree with you, in the place I live, the most used are Maria and Javier.
mmm, in Argentina, valentina or agustina for girls and tomás or felipe for boys (but diego, like maradona, is a classic of all times!)
I just read this in the paper over the weekend. Olivia and Sophia are in the top 5 (for girls names) ... and my nieces are both named Olivia and Sophia.
I think Aoi (girl) is also popular name in Japan!
i just did a quick search, and was very surprised at what i found. here in norway,none of the top ten names for either sexes are norwegian! top 3 are: linnea, emma, sara and lucas, mathias, markus.
Maja and Lukas in Sweden!
In Sweden top three are Maja, Emma and Julia and for boys Lucas, Oscar and William.
Top three in Poland: for girl: Julia, Wiktoria, Ameliafor boy: Jakub, Kacper, Wiktor:)
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