School Year Book Names
Just got my son's school yearbook and thought I'd share some of the names and trends that stuck me as interesting. For some background infromation, we're in what I'd call a semi-rural midwestern suburb. The school serves grades K-4 and there is a very large immigrant population (almost 1/2 the total population of the school) in our area.
Lots of the Aiden-style names, but I found it interesting that none of them were actually Aiden! I also saw Jaiden used for a girl for the 1st time-has anyone else seen this? Could the Aidens be starting to lean unisex?
A lot of Peyton, Kaley, Kylie and one Paisley (all girls) and a Leyton (boy) type names. I believe what Laura called the Bell-tones?
Some creative spellings like We$lee, T@yhl@r (girl), Cl3r3 and Sh3rlly-but not as many as I'd expected. Most of the spelling variations were y for i-which I don't particuarly care for, but it's common enough that I've kind of become immune to it.
2 really struck me as mash-ups or invented-Ev3ryn (boy) and Mic@i@h (girl). Would this last one be Mih-Kay-ah? Mih-Cie-ah? Something else? I can't decide how I want to say it.
Tons of high scrabble letters being used. This is easily the most common trend I noticed. I counted 9 kids named Alexis (girls and boys-the boys alll had Hispanic last names), 3 Xavier, 2 Victor, 2 Alexa, 2 Zander, 1 each of Lexie, Zoe, Jaxson, Maxwell, Lezleigh, Alexus and Maxx (girl).
And not a single Jacob, Emma or Emily!
Mon, 04/30/2012 - 5:51pm