What strikes you about the new SSI baby name data?
I thought it would be fun to start a thread about your initial impressions of the new 2014 data.
Here's a few of mine:
I'm amazed by how many parents put just a nickname on the birth certificate. I know we are a very informal culture and moving more in that direction, but I can't help but wonder how the diploma and resume will look with just "Tommy" or "Angie."
Every time I see an intriguing boys name that I don't recognize, I look it up and discover it belongs to a Spanish or Latin American soccer player. I guess I should follow the world cup more. Example- Neymar
Noe, a boy's name ranking at 575. Is this pronounced like "No" or like "No-ee"? I think it might be challenging to have a toddler whos name is a homonym for No. Wikipedia tells me there is a rapper who has popularized this name.
Leonidas surprised me. But I guess it fits with the super macho boys name trend and could also be shortened to Leo.
Aarav- a popular Hindi name, this is one of the top boys names in the UK right now, and #521 in the States.
Might be hard to live up to category: Legend, Princeton, Malaysia
I was surprised to see Sawyer at #344 for girls, but maybe I shouldn't be.
Wow, Juniper is at #490? That was fast!
What stands out for you?
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:26pm