Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Enough Already...

Now a few days ago I posted a blog stating that one of the trends I think should go far far away in 2009 in the whole Jayden/Aiden thing.

Lemme tell you why...

First let me say we have a Jadyn (spelled as such) in my family.

Now, I search for GAT ("good and terrible"...lol) names everyday. And I don't care when the "surveys" say-- on every hosiptal/nursery/birth announcement website I use, in every city, every month of the year I come across at LEAST 5 kids named Jayden. It's turned unisex. It's gotten crazy.
Jada Smith and her son Jayden

Just to show you how overly common it is...it went from being #294 on the Social Security name list in 1999 to #18 in 2007--that effectively should kill it from further consideration.
Now add to that the creative folk who think that just because they spell it "creatively" it's really going to make a difference. [face screwing up into look of bewilderment/confuzzlement]. Um...
Allow me to enlighten you...

Here are some of the various incantations of JAYDEN I have come across:

Jayden
Jaiden
Jaden
Jadyn
Jaaden
Jaydin
Jaidin
Jaydon
Jaidon
Jaidyn
Jai'din
Jai'dyn
Jaydyn
J-din

and...my personal favorite...

Jydyn

Seriously? Can we buy a vowel please?

If I tell you it doesn't make a difference how you spell it, will it make a difference? I suppose not. Ay dios mio, make it stop.

Britany Spears and her son Jayden James

1 comment:

malika the m.i.l.f. said...

dang, i didn't know it was that common. it was cute when it was rare. its kind of like the names zoe and chloe. they were cute before everyone else had the names too.