Here’s a quick look at the girls’ names leaving the Top 1000 in 2010:
Do you have a list of boys name leaving the charts please?
Both Tia and Tamara go out together! Anyone else think of the 90s show Sister, Sister?
Isadora Vega says
Score! Some of my favorites are here. For me, if it’s in the top 1,000, it’s too popular. Frida and Magdalena are back on my turf, and Unique is more Unique.
I really like Mariela. I’m guessing the kreative spellings of Ashley, Marley, and Kaylee on this list mean those names (in their original spellings) are on their way out as well.
Kaylee is a creative spelling of the male name Kaley.
But Kaylee is by far the most popular spelling.
I don’t like Gretchen. All I hear is similarity to the words “retching” and “wretched.”
I did some (quick) digging, and Idon’t think there is much of a case for Kaley as a traditionally masculine name. Looking through census records, there are Kaleys – but they’re split between men and women, and there aren’t many either way. Kaley has history as a surname with multiple origins, but I’d guess that Kaylee owes more to Ashley and the soap opera innovation Kayla than any obscure surname.
I’m a bit surprised to see Reece off the lists – I still see that on boards frequently. But I admit I’m quite happy about it since I’m a big time Rhys lover. Only, I see that Reese for the ladies is still on the rise. Sigh…
Charlotte Vera says
Awww, sweet Gretchen is out? I don’t know if that makes me happy or sad. I think my emotions fall more on the side of being sad since I don’t plan on using the name myself but would love to meet other parents’ little Gretchens.
Real Food Campaign says
I like Gretchen, too! A good friend of mine has it as her #1 choice for a little girl. Gretchen Kate. They have two boys right now, but they’re planning on more kids. I’d love them to end up with a little Gretchen.
By the way, this is Emmy Jo (just currently logged in as my other blog and too lazy to bother logging out).
I immediately think of The Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin – a positive association. Rumor has it that Kristin Davis is going to play Rubin in a television adaptation, so maybe Gretchen will make a comeback – Davis certainly did wonders for Charlotte!
Some of these are surprising–I see Cambria & Reece, for instance, suggested all the time on forums!
I am very happy to see a boys’ name actually dropping out of the rankings for girls, though; I plan on having a future son named Rory someday. :p