Has "Zzyzx" been discussed?

I can't figure out a way to search the forums.  I'm sorry if this has already been discussed. 

This article (http://www.ebabynames.com/zzyzx-most-bizarre-name) has been circulating (http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/bizarre-baby/story?id=23439916) for the last few weeks and I was awaiting the 2013 data to confirm, but I'm not finding it.  Is eBabyNames just making things up?  With 16 Abcdes, Zzyzx doesn't seem that far-fetched, but were there really 5+ born last year? Am I missing something?

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May 12, 2014 1:11 PM

As noted in the linked article, Zzyzx is a place in California.  Driving between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, you will go right past it.  I could see someone who makes that drive noticing the sign and thinking that that would make a "unique" name for their child. 

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May 12, 2014 10:15 PM

It only shows up once in the SSA data: yob2010.txt:Zzyzx,M,5

It certainly takes the Scrabble value trend to a logical ideal conclusion, and I'm also sort of charmed by its placename-ness. I can imagine that in 2010 there were five couples who had really special memories around this California town and decided to immemorialize with their sons' names.