Quoting The Doctor:" Yeah. Nel/Nellie is an OK NN.... but I don't think I can use it anymore because of the popularity. BF likes Sally. It seems so.............. generic, to me, I can't get into it."
Lol, Sally is random! I'm starting to realize there generally isn't a rhyme or reason as to what guys like in a name. Sally isn't bad, though, honestly. I think it feels generic because it's used in children's books and as the typical little girl name on TV and such, but in reality, it's really underused! I would be quite delighted to meet a little Sally, but it's probably not one I would use, either. Whats killing me is that I adore the classics or anything vintage and thats whats so in vogue right now and while I'm so happy that the top 10 is comprised of *mostly* beautiful, classy, old school names - it also irks me because I will find what I think is an undiscovered gem and all of a sudden, I see it everywhere! Penelope is one, I've loved it for years, it was a contender for my son - I'm almost glad he was a boy and I didn't use it! Now it's happening with Edith - of all the frumpy, clunky old lady names for people to catch on to, it had to be Edith. D: (if you frequent nameberry, you will know what I'm talking about).