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The Netherlands’ top baby names of 2013 were announced a little while ago.
According to data from the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB), the country’s most popular baby names last year were Tess and Sem.
Here are The Netherlands’ top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2013:
The top names of 2012? Emma and Daan, both of which fell to 4th place last year.
Speaking of falling, Jayden continues to sink — 9th to 10th this time. (Jayden is also losing steam in the U.S.)
Source: Sociale Verzekeringsbank (via Tess en Sem zijn de populairste babynamen van 2013!)
The most popular baby names in the Netherlands were announced a few days ago.
According to the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB), the top names in the Netherlands are Daan for boys and Emma for girls.
Here are the top 20 girl names and boy names of 2012:
|Baby Girl Names
||Baby Boy Names
Quite short overall, aren’t they?
Jayden, now 9th, was 7th in 2011. It was 5th in 2010.
Here are a few more facts about the top 20, shamelessly stolen from Maarten Van Der Meer of Vernoeming.nl:
- Big gainers are Bram (up from 16 to 2), Thijs (up from 14 to 8) and Anna (up from 10 to 4)
- Newbies for boys are Noah and Max, for girls are Fenna and Mila.
- Dropouts for boys are Sven and Mees, for girls are Maud and Jasmijn.
Sources: Daan en Emma zijn de populairste voornamen van 2012 – Bram, Thijs en Anna grootste stijgers, De populairste kindernamen van 2012 – SVB
A reader named Char recently asked me about the name Rose:
Rose is a family name that we hoped to use as a first name. Since it is usually a middle name…what do you suggest for a middle name?
Interesting question! Well, to start off, I would avoid names that:
- Start with a Z, S, soft C, or Zh-sound (e.g. Jeanne),
- Could turn the combination into a pun (e.g. Rose Fleur), and
- Could make the combination sound like a compound name (e.g. Rose Mary).
I think those are pretty good general guidelines. As a matter of personal taste, I’d also stay away from names that:
- Start with an R, and
- Have just one syllable.
(Some might really like pairings such as “Rose Rachel” or “Rose Grace,” though, so these last two guidelines aren’t necessarily universal.)
Now, on to the names that I would actually seek out. I like it when short forenames are followed by middles that start with an unstressed syllable, so I’d focus on names such as:
Of the above, I’d probably shortlist…let’s see….Marissa, Naomi, Nicole, Olivia, and Theresa.
What types of middle names do you think would work with Rose? Any specific suggestions for Char?
Want a baby name that’s short & sweet? Here are over 100 one-syllable girl names:
Brynn, Bryn, Brynne
Claire, Clare, Clair
Faye, Fay, Fae
Gail, Gayle, Gale
Jade, Jayde, Jaide
Joy, Joi, Joie
Laine, Lane, Layne
Lynn, Lynne, Lyn
Rayne, Rain, Raine
Shea, Shae, Shay
See any you like?
P.S. Here are the most popular 1-syllable girl names of 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.