It's Name Week, 2012!
Later this week, the Social Security Administration will release the official figures on America's baby name choices for last year. No matter how closely we watch name trends all year long, there are always amazing surprises and insights that come out of the actual data. (Did you guess that a pregnant teenager would be the country's stylemaker for 2010?)
I'll have the data here the minute it's available, and will crunch numbers all day to find the real stories within. I hope you'll join me!
And while we wait, I'd like to take a moment to focus on a very different baby issue. BabyNameWizard.com and NameCandy.com are joining with RBaby to raise awareness about pediatric care in hospital emergency rooms. Infants require specialized medical care, which too many emergency rooms today are not equipped to provide. Please visit RBaby to learn more about this issue, and sign the petition to create standards for pediatric emergency care.