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I like my name it's very cool.
Anderson is a really cool name. I love it for a boy. It is different and has a friendly/positive vibe to it. I don't agree with all the critics on this name.
It's just bizarre that some people choose to give their kid a last name as his first name.
Our son is named Anderson Charles. I LOVE the name and we get tons of compliments on it. I love the name Andrew too but it gives a little different spin on it. Sorry if people don't love it. I love that it is a tad different.
Sounds too much like a surname...
Anderson is a Scandinavian surname meaning "son of Anders." Literally, Anders' son. Andersdottir is the feminine equivalent.
My cousin Andrew says he’s gonna name his first kid Anderson.

Terrible name choice if you ask me.
There is an annoying character on Sherlock who is called Anderson (though it's his surname). Between that and a teacher from elementary school who was a total frat-boy jock who loved to show favoritism only to the "cool kids," I think I'm biased against this name.
It is an illegal baby name in Germany.
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Anderson who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 824th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
I named my daughter Anderson Jeanise. We call her Andi for short. It has a family tie and means a lot to me. I think it will be good for her on her resume and for future job opportunities. She can later choose to go by Anderson, Andi, AJ, Jean, Jeanise. I didn't leave her with options. I get mostly positive feedback with her name. I love it.
Named our son Anderson Major. 2 weeks before he was born we ran into a little girl named Anderson. Needless to say, we pulled the last minute switch and went with Major. I guess I'm shocked at all of the names that are crossing the gender barrier. I never thought Anderson would be used for a girl.
I prefer Anders.
Ehh... I'm not too fond of these -son names. Anderson and Harrison I can tolerate, but they really do sound a little too surname-y. I just hope to god this doesn't make it to the top 1000 for females.
Anderson is a character on BBC's Sherlock.
Reminds me of Anders, but Anders seems more like a given name. People with this name may also hear some Mr. Anderson jokes. Well, if people still remember the Matrix.
I'm Swedish and for me, Anderson used as a first name sounds strange. Andersson is one of the most common family names in Sweden.
I know a woman who is planning to name her son Anderson only because it was her maiden name. I suppose it is ok, but with all the -son names for girls now in days, I predict this name will become unisex. Like Addison, Madison, and Emerson. They all mean "son of ----"
Alora's prediction has come true: I heard of a young girl identified as "Anderson" during a local news program on television. I guess the person who named the child "Anderson" did not care for the name's meaning.
Anderson sounds like a surname that someone would rather go by than their first name. Like someone would say "My name is Rick Anderson, they just call me Anderson". It's a name I like, but it doesn't sound like a first name. My uncle's sister in law named her son this. It is strange as a first name. But if you want to use it, don't be bothered by what other people say.
I'm not crazy about names that are clearly surnames being used as first names. This is not a terrible name, but it will likely be shortened to Andy anyway, and people will assume it's short for Andrew. All in all, a bit too surname-y.
I named my son Anderson (born in January 2007) and I love it. People always have a positive reaction to his name and often comment how much they like it.
Anderson Varejao, NBA Basketball player (forward) for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Anderson Silva, UFC fighter.
(Note: both athletes are originally from Brazil. Possibly Anderson is a popular name in Brazil?)
Bruinkristin: Yes, Anderson was a very common name in Brazil during the 1980's. There are many 20- or 30-and-odd Andersons living there, but not many children are given this name nowadays. (I'm Brazilian.)
Or 'son of Anders'. Believe it or not, Anders is or was a real name.
A famous bearer: Anderson Cooper, CNN host.

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