At the end of every year, my local newspaper devotes two pages in full colour to the Babies of 2011. Just as a bit of background info, so you can get an idea of where these babies are being born, I live in a part suburban/part historical town, fairly small compared to the towns around it. As well, we are only about and hours drive away from the biggest city in Canada.
What I noticed about the names is that they follow what many name experts have said – parents are more likely to give a popular, common name to a boy than to a girl. Ryan Michael, Brett Michael, Andrew Paul, Logan Patrick, Matthew James, and Jack David are just a sampling of the boys born. On the girls side, there are definitely some popular names – Nicole Mae, Allison, Olivia Ann, and Grace Samantha to name a few. But I also noticed some different, less common names. Some of them are more vintage, some more hipster, some more trendy. But whatever it is, the names listed in bold stood out a bit more than the boy names listed above – Madeline Willow, Vivian Lauren, Skyler Adrienne Margaret, Lilliana Sara Grace, Autumn Ryeann, Elisha Mila, Kealy Claire, Addyson Elle, Aubree Jade, Aurora Lynn Ann, Amber Carmela, and, the one that really caught my eye: Georgia Lily.
This is where the title comes in. The last post I did, a Name of the Day, featured girls’ name Leila. In that post I delved a bit into other double L names and their popularity. Lily is the most popular of all the double Ls at number #17. Her other spellings, Lilly and Lillie, come in at #107 and #453, respectively. For me Lily is just one of those names that I suddenly see everywhere now that I started thinking and posting about it! In that list above we see a Lilliana Sara Grace and a Georgia Lily. Currently I’m reading the final installment in the Harry Potter series, and Harry’s deceased mother just happens to be Lily. Okay, so I haven’t seen it everywhere, but it’s just been bouncing around in my brain a bit.
Georgia Lily is really lovely. I’d be delighted to meet a little Georgia. The combo just struck me as something you would see on Nameberry. If you’re familiar with the site you’ll know the overall naming style there is sophisticated and thoughtful. Quirky names, vintage names, and international names tend to make an appearance a lot. While the combo is not out of this world unusual, and Georgia is fairly popular herself, I have to say I am a total sucker for this combo!