Are you getting nervously excited for the start of school? My big girl starts Kindergarten, but she’s staying at the same school for one more year so no heartache just yet. We did get the class lists, and there were some fantastic monikers happening in this next generation. Highlights from new names in our lives (some from summer activities) include Annika, Collins (girl), Desmond, Genevieve, Gus, Holland, Louis, Margaret, Mercy, Mila, Miriam, Nina, Nixon, Orla, Oscar, Patton, Rex, Rhys, Sully, Sylvia, Thatcher, Violette, Willa and Willow. Central Texas has definitely hopped on the name nerd band wagon in a big way. I can’t tell you how exciting this has been for me. My children’s names fit in here far better than I ever predicted they would when they were born.
What new names have you come across? Anything you would love to use yourself? Share those camp and class lists! If you feel comfortable, include your general geography too — always interesting to see what the trends are across the country / world.
Image: Jordan Ferney, Oh Happy Day!