Popularity of Lorelei in German-Speaking Countries?
April 24, 2006 at 10:08:45 AM
I've noticed lately that the popularity of the name Lorelei is increasing slightly in the U.S. However, I looked on several German web sites and I can't find it on the list anywhere as far as popularity is concerned. It doesn't seem like it's a name that's used in German-speaking countries, and yet the name itself has German origins. That kind of worries me. Is there something about the name (perhaps the siren association) that causes people to not want to use it? Are there negative perceptions tied to it? Or is it just because more and more countries are going with classic/multi-cultural names (Julia vs. Wilhelmina)?
I just don't want to be one of those people who chooses a name based on one thing, and it ends up having completely different associations. One of the reasons I like Lorelei is for its Germanic roots. But if they won't even use it, what does that say about the name? Please help!