Think You Know Baby Name Trends? Enter the Baby Name Pool!
Heard any stylish names lately? I'll bet you have, whether you're looking for a name for your own baby or just talking to friends, going to the movies, reading the news or even playing a video game. Names are part of every corner of our culture, and we can't help but pick up on trends. We're all experts on the names in our own spheres of life.
Now you have a chance to put that knowledge to use. Our annual Baby Name Pool challenges you to pick three baby names that you think rose in popularity last year, and three that fell. It's that simple. When the U.S. government releases its official 2016 name stats in May, I'll tally the results and crown the year's baby-naming champions, complete with 12 months of unparalleled bragging rights.
If you haven't played before, you can read more details and check out the previous year's top names as a starting point. 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, 2017.
Ready to go? Fill out your ballot now!