We love Ava Claire--but is it the next Emma or Madison?
We live in Oklahoma and are expecting our first child in May. Ava was only #24 in our state SSA rankings in 05, and I've never met or even heard of a little Ava. The trends here are more toward Riley (every possible spelling), Madison, and other surnames for first names (Morgan, Reagan, etc.). Do you think Ava... show more We live in Oklahoma and are expecting our first child in May. Ava was only #24 in our state SSA rankings in 05, and I've never met or even heard of a little Ava. The trends here are more toward Riley (every possible spelling), Madison, and other surnames for first names (Morgan, Reagan, etc.). Do you think Ava will become a top 5 name nationwide in the next few years? We're okay with Top 20, but not Top 5.
Other choices are Laurel Mae, Emilia Jayne, and Claire Diane.
Best Answer: According to Babycenter.com, here are the current top 100 baby names.....I am also due in May, but with a little boy...we used this site to help us decide on a name as well! I know how you feel about popular names....I just don't want to have my child not feel unique! Ava is a beautiful name, but as you can see, is number 3 on the list....=( sorry.... I like Emilia Jayne myself....or what about Eva?? Sounds similar to Ava, but it's different!?
Good luck and take care!! Congrats on your baby girl!!
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It was # 10 on the 2006 list. But that doesnt matter. If you like it, then use it. Im in Texas and dont know of any Ava's either. I thought about it for my daughter who will be born in March. As a matter of fact I liked Ava Claire, Ava Grace or Ava Rose. I love that name and Claire is a family name for us. But anyways, if you love it then go for it.
ava is beautiful. you shouldnt look at is as oh its on the top five lets not name her that. you should name her what you want to name her. if you want something not very popular then i would go with the last choice you had Claire Diane. it is beautiful too and i dont know any claires! CONGRATS!!!!!!
I grew up in the Jennifer-Jason era, and all the Jennifers and Jasons I knew loathed being so common. (My name is "unique," and frequently a pain. Shoot for something inbetween.)
Laurel Jane (sorry for altering your choices a bit) is nice without being too popular, I think.
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Ava and Aiden were voted the most popular names of 2006. But i absolutely adore the name Ava and who cares who thinks it's popular or not. You're going to constantly run into names that are already taken or on someone's popular list. I think it's a beautiful name:)