Can You Spot Baby Name Trends? Join the Annual Baby Name Pool!
You know baby names. Even if you've never named a baby, or your babies are all grown up, you notice name trends changing. Maybe two different family friends have just named daughters Piper. Maybe the wave of Braydens you remember from a few years back has suddenly subsided. Or maybe, when you heard the name of newborn Princess Charlotte, you immediately thought "that name is going to be everywhere." Well, have I got the contest for you.
The annual BabyNameWizard Name Pool lets you pit your baby name acumen against the whole name-loving public. The game couldn't be simpler: just pick three names you think rose in popularity last year, and three you think fell. When the U.S. government releases its official 2015 name stats in May, I'll tally the results and announce the year's baby-naming champions.
If you haven't played before, you can read more details and check out the fastest rising (boys, girls) names of the previous year to get a sense of how name fashions operate. Then convince your friends and coworkers to enter and compete against you. This is an equal-opportunity contest, by the way -- we've had male and female winners.
All entries must be received by April 30, 2016.
Ready to go? Fill out your ballot now!