Which childrens' names are more popular - modern ones or more traditional?

Australia
June 23, 2009 8:18am CST
In regards to actual children or potential children, what names are people using or planning to use? Are you more inclined to go with a Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Mary, Sarah, Rachael or Julie? Or, do you prefer to give your child a unique name along the lines of Cruz, Apple, Shiloh, Carys or Romeo?
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• India
23 Jun 09
In my country,that is in India, modern names are more common and popular...Sometimes the parents face a very difficult time in searching new unique and big names which are hard to spell out.....Certainly they search it from dictionaries..Some instances are like Harshavardhan,Mallikaa,Chirantani,Tamagna,Avisomyajit and Jashpinder... It is pretty good to see that westerners have nice short and sweet names..
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@Caylaxx (99)
23 Jun 09
I think modern childrens names are becoming more popular these days although I myself prefer the traditional names such as Matthew and I also like Jennifer
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• United States
23 Jun 09
Popular names are just like any fad. They eventually die out. Then your poor kid is left with a name like Apple or Phinaeous. They have to go through life with the stupid name that you picked out for them. I work with juvenile offenders and the vast majority of the cases I have are stupidly named kids. No kid named DeSharke is ever going to be President. People discriminate on other people for a variety of things and one of the biggest things is having a name like DeSharke Apple. Think people. Think long and hard before you pick a 'unique' name. You don't have to live with it. Your kid does. Also "tryndy" names that end in -lon, -len, -son or -sen are overused. I know half a dozen kids named Jaylin or Jaden. By the time those kids are in school, the schools can have classes dedicated to the name Jaden or Jaylin all alone. My sister thought about using Jaden until she saw about a dozen little kids with the same name at her son's pre-school.
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