The One with PW's Top 10 Girl Names


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I've always had a love/hate relationship with my name. 
On one hand, I've only known like 5 other Paige's in my life, and there were never any other Paige's in any of my classes so I never had to be Paige #1 or Paige #2. Unlike my husband whose two best friends growing up were both named Chris. Kid you not. So when they went to Stake dances and girlies came up to them they'd be like, "I'm Chris." "I'm Chris." "I'm Chris." Chris cubed! 
On the other hand, growing up mean kids made fun of my name all. the. time. 
"Turn the page Paige!"
"Do you have a pager Paige?" (Remember pagers? Good thing those are outta the picture!)
"Page me Paige!"
I'm sure there were plenty more but I've chosen to block them from memory.
Okay, so none of those are really that bad, but as a little 8 or 9-year-old girl, my feelings were hurt man!

Today on The Pioneer Woman's blog she had a list of her top 10 favorite girl names. Imagine my surprise when I saw that her #3 favorite name is Paige! Neato! She even has a daughter named Paige! Here's what she had to say about the name:
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I think the scales have been tipped a bit in favor of my name today :) Thanks P-Dub!

And because no post is complete without a picture, here ya go:
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This was taken this past Sunday - our first time going to church in South Pas. As you can see, Jane was thrilled :)

15 comments

  1. I love your name, I love you, and I love our new baby girl!

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  2. Aw, Chris. I just threw up a little in my mouth.

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  3. My name wasn't so bad growing up -- but THEN when the movie "The Wedding Singer" came out and Adam Sandler picked up on the fact that Drew Barrymore's married name was gonna be "Julia Goolia" (spelling???)-- and it became a big joke in the movie... yeah, EVERYONE started calling me "Julia Goolia" for like 3 years!!! Quite annoying! Lol!!!!

    I loveeeeeee the photos of you and Jane... even crying she is just so precious and beautiful!!! :)

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  4. Of course Paige is an amazing name!! I was reserving that name for my daughter, but when my sister was going to name her daughter "Raine Starr" I nicely suggested Paige :). 11 years later and she's an amazing girl and worthy of that beautiful name!My daughter's name is Alivia and I love it, but Paige is still my all time fave girl's name ;).

    P.S. I loooove the Pioneer Woman's website!! I hopped over and was rewarded with 2 new recipies :)

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  5. you have a great name paige, my cousin is named paige, and i have a friend named paige. love those pics, so adorable!

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  6. Paige is a great name, I love it, very simple and pretty...it's my name that I have never really like...but my mom loved it and I have to smile when I think of that :)

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  7. I agree, Paige is a very unique name. I've only met one other paige in my life!

    p.s. At work I saw a paper line called "baby Jane" by cosmo cricket. Have you seen it?!

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  8. aw, she looks adorable!!! i want to see more of her outfit! :)

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  9. Haven't blogged for a while as we are on holiday in France so a very belated CONGRATULATIONS. Baby Jane is gorgoeus - and you look fantastic in these photos

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  10. I love your name! I think it's unigue :) I love girl names that start with P, which is precisely why I ended up naming Parker Parker.

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  11. Don't forget, "Paige, Paige is in a rage." Your cousin John helped us with that one. :) You have the coolest name in the world. I can't imagine you being anyone else!!!

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  12. ha! Whenever I use a fake name (like when telemarketers call!), I have always used "Paige"! lol I also have a love/hate relationship with my name and that's why this year I embarked on a 365-project to embrace my name and declare that I do really love it. It's taught me a lot. :)

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