How popular is the baby name Tavish in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Tavish.
Open Data website includes several tables of baby name data from 2012.
The most interesting thing about this data? It goes all the way down to names given to just three babies per year. (All the SSA baby name lists, on the other hand, have a five-baby cutoff.)
So here are some of the baby names that were bestowed in Oregon just three or four times in 2012:
Diem has been in the SSA data since the ’80s, but a lot of the recent usage was probably inspired by Danielle Michelle “Diem” Brown, who appeared on various MTV reality TV shows from 2006 to 2015. (She passed away in 2014 from ovarian cancer.) In her case, “Diem” was a nickname based on the initials “D.M.,” making this yet another girl name that can be spelled with the names of letters.
2012 Boy Baby Names | Oregon transparency, 2012 Girl Baby Names | Oregon transparency
Want a boy name that’s not common, but also not crazy?
I looked through all the names at the
bottom of SSA’s 2011 mega-list and found a bunch of hidden gems:
Alaric (48 baby boys)
Gustaf (7); Gustav (29)
Osborn (5); Osborne (7)
(In some cases, a different spelling of the name is more popular than what’s shown here. For instance, Laurence is rare, but Lawrence is moderately popular.)
Like any of these?
Spot any other good names at the end of the list?
girls’ list, or check out the Rare Baby Names page.
A reader named Heath is expecting his third child, a boy, and would like some name suggestions. Here’s what he says:
I’m Heath, wife is Aspen, daughter is Channing and son is Deacon so we’re looking for a name that most kids won’t have but also want something that isn’t feminine, will get him picked on or doesn’t sound like we are trying too hard.
Here are some of the names they’ve been considering:
My favorite is Justice but that has no chance with my wife. She likes Ridge but I quickly vetoed that. Her favorite is Easton but I was looking for something more. Some others that we have thought about is Beckett, Kingston or Tate but again I’m not overly thrilled.
Many of the names above come from surnames, so that’s what I focused on as I brainstormed:
Which of the above do you like best with Channing and Deacon? What other names would you suggest to Heath?
A reader named Susan wrote to me a few weeks ago. She’s trying to come up with a name for her third child, which will be a boy. She says:
[The name] can’t rhyme or start with the same letters as our first two kids, Carter and Eleanor, nor can it end in “-son”, since the last name is Henderson.
The name should be “somewhat unusual, but not weird,” and hopefully sound good with Gardener and/or Richard (the top contenders for middle name).
Susan’s shortlist currently consists of
Dashiell, Graham, Owen and Jasper. Here are some more names that might be of interest:
What other names would you suggest?
Edit, 11/30 – Scroll down to the last comment to find out which name Susan chose!