What's Your Choice for Name of the Year?
Every December, BabyNameWizard.com honors one name that shaped, and was shaped by, the year that's been. And the nominations all come from you.
Your past suggestions have ranged from Renesmee to Pope Francis. They've including baby names, not-quite-names, and not-quite-human names. Each selection is a miniature time capsule that reminds us of how names are woven into our lives and our culture.
What name do you think captures this moment in time? Please post your nominations in comments here -- or tweet them to @BabyNameWizard, or comment on Facebook. Feel free to second others' nominations, too.
As you're thinking about the year in names, keep a lookout for these criteria:
- A dramatic change in the name's usage or social meaning
- A reflection of a broader cultural theme, or influence on broader style trends
- The "naminess" of a story or issue. How essential is the name to the story?
And remember that your comments themselves count! The number of nominations factors into in the NOTY choice, and compelling arguments in support of your candidate count most of all.