Sunday, March 29, 2009

Name Trend

I'd bet my bottom dollar that this name will appear in the Australian top 100 for this year. I'm seeing it every where. In the paper there is at least one a week.

Now I doubt in America her popularity will rise to as greater heights as in Australia due to the state. But I might be wrong - how many little Dakota's are there?

Indiana

She is a unisex American name meaning land of Indians and is famously worn by everybodys favourite George Lucas character Indiana Jones. I don't mind it - I prefer it on a boy though. That's probably because of Indiana Jones. Regardless, its use on girls has become vastly popular here in Perth.

5 comments:

Laura said...

i prefer Indianna with two 'n's. does any one else haha i just googled it and it seems everyone used 1 n. must be individually me, and i prefer it for a boy

Lola said...

But Indiana was the name of the Dog! :D
Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones Jr. (I'm quite a lot of fangirl, Harrison Ford & I share a birthday).

I could happily name a boy Henry Walton MacK- and nn him Indy, but not Indiana for real. I've driven through Indiana, the state (Yank, yes). My gods, I thought I was going to die of boredom (And don't ask me about driving through Texas, that was a nightmare, for sure)!
But never Indiana on a girl. ewww. Name a girl India or Indira and nn her Indy, if you must. But please, not Indiana itself. It's an okay state, but I'm glad I don't live there.

Laura said...

I totally agree i think choose india rather than Indiana for a girl. India is way cuter and more of a girl name. As far as In names go for boys i dont mind Indiana but why not Indigo or other in names

Lola said...

Indeed, Laura! I'm a sucker for India and have it in the middle of at least 2 of our top combos, but I'm thinking about using it up front. I'm slowly throwing out the "Cohesive sibset" thought since the one we're trying for will without a doubt be our last (I'm hoping Josie won't be the last).
India nn Indy is lovely!

Sebastiane said...

I don't care if Indiana was used for a male in a fictional story. I have always found it ridiculous on a male. It ends in -ana for goodness sakes. How much more feminine can it get. Am I the only one that sees this. Long before the George Lucas saga, it was occassionally used for females of indigenous heritage. Indiano being the masculine form.

There was a novel written by George Sand concerning a female character named Indiana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_(novel)(1832)