Melanie and Jeremy Roll of Tarantum agreed on naming their third child Oliver. But not until many, many names were suggested and rejected. Oliver was the most popular name for a boy born on the Island in 2015.
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Names were tossed around, then tossed out.
Melanie and Jeremy Roll of Tarantum had great difficulty agreeing just what to name their third child.
They went through hundreds of potential names. None made the cut.
Finally, the name they agreed on — the only name they agreed on — was Oliver.
"It suits him to a tee,'' says Melanie of her son who was born April 28 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, weighing seven pounds and 15 ounces.
"He's definitely an Oliver.''
So are many other Islanders under the age of one.
Oliver is the most popular name for boys born in P.E.I. this year.
There are 14 Olivers compared to 12 Jacks and 10 Masons.
Next comes both Noah and Wyatt at nine; Thomas at eight; Henry, James and Lincoln each at seven.
However, there is no clear-cut favourite moniker amongst this year's baby girls in P.E.I.
Eight each go by the first name of Charlotte, Emily, Emma, Leah or Sadie, putting those five names in a tie for the most popular in 2015.
There are seven little ladies under one year old named Ellie. And five each are named Addison, Nora, Olivia and Piper.
Four each are called Alice, Anna, Audrey, Ava, Avery, Brielle, Claire, Ella, Jazlyn, Julia, Khloe, Quinn and Violet.