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Posted on 12/11/2006 8:08:37 AM PST by Republican Red
BabyNames.com Announces Top Names of 2006
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the popular website BabyNames.com, Ava and Aidan were the top names for 2006. For the first time in five years, Madison slipped from the number one girl's name to number four. On the boys' side, rhyming names Aiden, Caden, Braden and Jaden continue to dominate the charts.
The BabyNames.com Top Names List is calculated from the favorite name lists of over a million site members for the year 2006.
"Celebrity culture always has an influence on naming trends," says Jennifer Moss, founder and CEO of BabyNames.com, "but it seems like it has increased in recent years."
Moss says the name Ava started becoming popular after celebrity couple Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe chose the name for their daughter in 1999. Other celeb parents who chose the name Ava include X-Man Hugh Jackman and TV star Heather Locklear.
But if you think the Federlines were the first celeb couple to go with the name Jayden, you are mistaken. Jaden (and its various spellings) first started appearing on BabyNames.com lists after Will Smith and Jada Pinkett chose the name for their son back in 1998.
"It usually takes 3-4 years for a new name to make it from the celebrities to the masses," says Moss, "and that's only if the names are not too wild!"
So although Pilot Inspektor and Fifi Trixibelle will probably not be topping the charts anytime soon, keep an eye out for Suri [Cruise] and Shiloh [Jolie-Pitt] to appear in the forthcoming years.
THE BABYNAMES.COM MOST POPULAR NAMES for 2006
To my "Star Wars" fanatical son's utmost delight he also has in his third grade class this year Luke, Hans and Leah.
Gawd...they just have to gayify all the boys from the starting gate. Braden/Jaden/Aiden would have been getting their butts kicked on the playgrounds that I grew up on.
My favs are "Marmaduke" for boys and "Congolia" for girls.
I've got one of those globally common names, possibly the most common. (John) There are variations in just about every language.
The vast majority of boys' names seem to end with the letter N. What's up with that?
Wayne still tops the list for middle names for future violent criminals... < /s >
I think the likelihood of a President with first name Aiden and Caden and Brayden is ZERO.
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It might be easier for me to convince my wife to have a baby if I drop my promise to name a girl Chlamydia.
Denise and Denephew.
Jeez, would you look at all the faux names!
I'm surprised how many boy names - Caden, Braden, Jaden, Addison, Cameron - could work for girls whose mothers are intent on them growing into strippers.
For the record, "Caleb" is one of the ugliest names EVER. It's up there with Otis.
My brother Grayson will turn 27 next year. (It's a family name.)
Have you run into any Nevaehs, or otherwise backassward-named kids?
My new Nephew is named Aiden and he will be just fine thank you very much.
BTW... after three boys, me and wife have gave up. I wanted one "Gertrude".... alas.. also never to be in the top 20 again for the girls. (Wife hates that name... but I don't, but our grandmothers were named a that).
Aidan is okay.
Caden, Braden, and Jaden are NOT okay.
LOL, ping to post 17.
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