Over six years ago, Eric and I lay in bed flipping through a baby name book. What were we going to choose? We didn't want anything to weird, nothing you didn't know how to spell and definitely not anything super popular. My name is Emily after all- it held it's spot as number one for over ten years.
So when we discovered that you could see how popular names were on the Social Security Web site, we knew we had no need to buy a baby names book again.
When we settled on the name Lucas, we were happy with it's place as the 71st most popular boys name in 2003. Not really popular, but also not way out there.
Alex's name, which is actually Alexandria, was picked a different way, but it's placement in the low 100's was fine by us.
And Ryder-well we needed an R name (you can read why here) and when we chose Ryder it sat at about 204.
Why do I bring this all up? I get emails from the babycenter. And guess what name is now sitting at #9... Lucas!
And guess what name is now #97..Ryder! It is even on the list of names to be watched as they rose in popularity so much.
So well, I can only figure one thing. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery; just didn't realize I was so popular.