How popular is the baby name Claudette 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 Claudette.
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“Everly” is hot…”Beverly” is not. It’s a one-letter difference between fashionable and fusty.
If you’re sensitive to style, you’ll prefer Everly. It fits with today’s trends far better than Beverly does.
But if you’re someone who isn’t concerned about style, or prefers to go against style, then you may not automatically go for Everly. In fact, you may be more attracted to Beverly because it’s the choice that most modern parents would avoid.
If you’ve ever thought about intentionally giving your baby a dated name (like Debbie, Grover, Marcia, or Vernon) for the sake of uniqueness within his/her peer group — if you have no problem sacrificing style for distinctiveness — then this list is for you.
Years ago, the concept of “contrarian” baby names came up in the comments of a post about Lois. Ever since then, creating a collection of uncool/contrarian baby names has been on my to-do list.
Finally, last month, I experimented with various formulas for pulling unstylish baby names out of the SSA dataset. Keeping the great-grandparent rule in mind, I aimed for names that would have been fashionable among the grandparents of today’s babies. The names below are the best results I got.
The New Haven Register recently ran an article with a bunch of interesting name-stories. Here are several of them:
Blake: “When we found out we were having a boy, we had a lot of trouble deciding on a name. While driving, the person in front of me had the license plate ‘BLAKE.’ I decided it had a nice ring, but still was not sure until in the next few minutes I stopped at a light right under Blake Street. That was it!” (Rachel Viscio, East Haven)
Cheesette: “It’s not in a book. It’s something no one else would have. Her father had this gorgeous smile, and they nicknamed him Cheese. And my name ends in ‘ette.’ So I put them together.” (Claudette Robinson-Thorpe, New Haven)
Kellan, Cameron, Haleigh (triplets): The names Cameron, Griffin and Jordan had already been picked out, but plans changed when mom’s water broke too early. “They gave me medicine to speed up the lung production, postpone labor, etc., but then something incredible happened. My son on the bottom, which we were going to name Cameron — it was his sack that broke — his sack resealed. […] He held up my other two children for six more weeks. They were all born weighing over 5 1/2 pounds because of him.” (Tricia Neely, Milford)