I’m pretty PO’ed about the naming trends in this country. When we picked Charlotte’s name (I was preggers in 2006/2007), it was ranked right around the 100 spot on the girls’ name popularity list.
We felt pretty safe there, seeing as it had stayed in that position for the last century or so, but the name has picked up speed every year since then, and now it’s on the short list of hot names predicted for 2010. Barf. I wanted to rage against the injustice when there were two Charlottes among the small crowd at the playground the other day. But who can I fault, really? Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. named their kid Charlotte—there’s an easy place to lay the blame. And Julia Roberts has dragged several of my prized picks through the spotlight.