How did the names on your 'list' fare in the 2011 stats?
I'm not in the US so the stats aren't totally relevant to me, but they very very interesting and great for watching trends.
I looked at all the names we had on our shortlist for girls and boys. With the girls, not too many surpises. The only names we considered that are in the top 1000 this year are Juliet (it again moved up, now at number 252 and continuing to climb) and Juniper (#970) which cracked the top 1000. All the others were below the top 1000 and most hadn't moved up the list much if any.
We ended up using Astrid for our daughter and it has trended up slightly in the last couple of years. Still below the top 1000 but it isn't far off now. It was given to 232 babies and the number 1000 spot was given to 250 babies. Her middle name was only given to 107 babies, so a pretty unusal combo most likely.
Boys names were a different story. Lots of upward movement there. August is now at #398 and most of the August variants (Augustus, Augustin etc) are also moving up. Silas is now at #183, up from #222 and continuing to climb. Will have to watch that one. Vaughn is holding steady around the 900 mark. Cormac was up to 149 babies (from 123) but still below the top 1000. Casper/Caspar and Alasdair are still being used very infrequently.
Anything interesting from the names you are watching?
Mon, 05/14/2012 - 8:56pm