Five Name Friday: Boy Name for Tony’s Brother

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It’s Five-Name Friday! Here’s today’s baby name request:

Our son is Anthony, always called Tony. For our second son, we’d like a boy name that goes with Anthony and also has a really good nickname option (or two).

Can you come up with five solid baby name suggestions for this person?

Here are the rules:

  • Choose your five names before looking at anyone else’s five names.
  • Stick to legit recommendations that you would offer a real-life friend.
  • Five name suggestions overall is the max, but for this one, feel free to include nickname ideas if you want.

Which five names are you going to suggest?

[You can also send me your own 2-sentence baby name request using the contact form.]

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Popular Baby Names in Oxfordshire, 2018

According to Oxfordshire County Council’s Registration Service, the most popular baby names in Oxfordshire, England, in 2018 were Olivia and Oliver.

Here are Oxfordshire’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:

Girl Names
1. Olivia
2. Isabella
3. Amelia
4. Florence
5. Lily
6. Evelyn
7. Isla
8. Emilia
9. Sophie
10. Ava

Boy Names
1. Oliver
2. George
3. Oscar
4. Jacob
5. William
6. Jack
7. Benjamin
8. Joshua
9. Charlie
10. Henry

In the girls’ top 10, Evelyn, Emilia, and Sophie replace Poppy, Emily, and Evie.

In the boys’ top 10, William, Joshua, and Charlie replace Arthur, Alfie, and Muhammed.

The registrar also made note of the rise in hyphenated first names (for the second year in a row, actually).

In 2017, the top names in the county were Lily and Oliver.

Source: Oxfordshire’s most popular baby names revealed

P.S. Did you know that the Oxfordshire government offers naming ceremonies to residents? Pretty cool.

The Coming of Carmindy

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Carmindy of WNTW

The baby name Carmindy debuted in the SSA data in 2006 and hung around until 2011:

  • 2012: unlisted
  • 2011: 6 baby girls named Carmindy
  • 2010: 12 baby girls named Carmindy
  • 2009: 7 baby girls named Carmindy
  • 2008: 8 baby girls named Carmindy
  • 2007: 9 baby girls named Carmindy
  • 2006: 8 baby girls named Carmindy [debut]
  • 2005: unlisted

TLC’s What Not to Wear (2003-2013) is one of the few reality TV shows that I’ve ever watched with any sort of regularity, so I knew the source of this one right away: Carmindy, WNTW’s on-air make-up artist.

I don’t know the story behind Carmindy Bowyer’s first name, but I do know that the stress is on the first syllable (CAR-min-dee).

The variant Karmindy also appeared in the data (just once) while the popular makeover show was on the air.

What are your thoughts on the name Carmindy?

P.S. On the show, Carmindy turned her first name into a verb: carmindize. Here’s how she described carmindizing in a blog post: “Next, you will want to Carmindize your face by applying a cream highlighter on the brow bone, on the inner corners of the eyes and on tops of your cheekbones.”

Popular Baby Names in Slovakia, 2018

According to Slovakia’s Interior Ministry, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Sofia and Jakub.

Here are Slovakia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:

Girl Names
1. Sofia, 772 baby girls
2. Ema, 706
3. Nina, 671
4. Viktória, 670
5. Natália, 603
6. Eliška, 578
7. Nela, 493
8. Tamara, 471
9. Laura, 448
10. Hana, 444

Boy Names
1. Jakub, 1,266 baby boys
4. Adam, 975
3. Michal, 934
4. Samuel, 913
5. Tomáš, 850
6. Filip, 767
7. Matej, 760
8. Martin, 754
9. Oliver, 753
10. Lukáš, 721

Sofia has been the #1 girl name in the country since 2008, and Jakub has been the #1 boy name “for most of the past decade.”

Though names of international origin (“such as Lucas or Vivien”) started filtering into Slovakia after WWII, they didn’t become popular until relatively recently.

(For other European baby name rankings, see the European baby name rankings subcategory.)

Source: 2018: What were the most popular names for babies born in Slovakia?