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Popularity of the Baby Name Leanne

Number of Babies Named Leanne

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Leanne

Baby Named for Shopping Mall

We’ve seen English babies named for a bingo hall, a shoe store, a fish and chip shop, another fish and chip shop, an Indian restaurant…and now we have one named after a shopping mall.

On October 9, Kim Leighton of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, gave birth outside her family’s flat, which is quite close to the Eden shopping centre. Close enough, in fact, that the birth was recorded on the mall’s CCTV cameras.

The baby girl was named Leanne Eden — middle name for the mall.

Source: Lucky it wasn’t Ikea! Mother names her baby after Eden shopping centre following surprise labour outside stores

P.S. I love how the title of the news story contains a quip about Ikea. The author must not know Ikea has been used as a baby name for decades now.


Baby Name Needed – Name for Baby Girl #1

Reader Leanne is looking for a name for her baby girl. She says:

Names that have been shortlisted to date are Eliana Heidi and Melanie Jacinta. However, my nieces are Ariana and Stephanie so I would like [a name] that doesn’t sound too similar.

She liked the combination Hayley Melissa at one time as well, but the “-ley” ending doesn’t work with her married name, and she’d like to stay away from an alliterative pairing.

Other favourite names such as “Anneliesa” and “Shay-Lisa” seem to blend awkwardly with [my] surname and almost make it sound like the surname is “Sleazeman”.

That’s not good. Finally, she loves the name Heidi, though she’s “more inclined to use it as a middle name.”

There is German heritage in my husband’s family and whilst it would be nice to reflect that, it isn’t essential.

My first thought was to look for a few feminine-sounding German names. Nadya, Ottilie, Saskia and Tatiana fit the bill, but none of these are as modern-sounding as the names Leanne mentioned, so they may not be of interest.

Other possibilities include:

Alexia
Alyssa
Amelia
Bethany
Bianca
Candace
Cassandra
Chelsea
Cynthia
Delia
Gabriella
Giselle
Jillian
Julissa
Kiara
Lillian
Linnea
Malia
Mia
Michaela
Milena
Olivia
Sabrina
Sierra
Sydney
Tabitha
Trista

What ideas do you guys have? (Please feel free to suggest combinations as well.)