Skip to comments.First Baby Names of 2012: Name Candy's State-by-State List
Posted on 01/07/2012 11:02:32 AM PST by bgill
What does the 2012 crop of New Year's babies foretell? A quick glance will confirm that when it comes to the new generation of American baby names, creativity rules there's no longer such a thing as "normal." The first babies of the year include an Daytona, an Akier and an Envy (yes, Envy), but nary a John or Mary to be seen.
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I feel for their teachers who will constantly mispronounce the class roll and trying to come up with some phonetic spelling rule for their names.
Grace Marie for SC... not bad!
What? No new Barracks?
But plenty of Mohammeds, Abdullahs and Husseins that are not mentioned but will be heard of in the future.
Did “Mitt” and “Newt” make the list?
I named my child “Realized Zygote non-abortion”.
Want to bet on the age and marital status of her Momma?
Hooray for Indiana! Michael Joseph! I have Joseph Michael.
A very loving welcome to all the babies born. God bless them all.
La-a isn’t on the list.
Rezyna for short?
Chastity....pronounced Chaz....or dude or dudesss
What happened to Shaniqua? LOL!
I’ll second all those remarks ;)
My friend had a daughter last year. She wanted to give her a unique name, something that no other girl in her class would have.
She named her Mary.
Where is LaTrina? The country is in a latrine, it would only be appropriate!
When I first started substitute teaching in middle school a couple of years ago I’d start attendance with “I apologize in advance if I mangle a name’s pronunciation, just correct me if I’m wrong and I’ll do my best to remember it”
I was born in 1966. My parents wanted to give me an unusual name that would stand out.
They named me Jason, which was pretty unusual at the time. Ten years later, the name became one of the top boy names for newborns.
I thus have had both a rare and common name. I liked it much better when Jason became common and everyone knew how to spell and pronounce it.
My step-daughter named her son “Emmanuel James Jaquarius D’Andre Merrit”
I just call him Manny.
“Class, please write your full name on the paper”
“Sir, I’m gonna need another sheet...”
Texas: Shekinah Rain Shanice
How about :
Master of the Universe
You know those names will take them places.
This week, in N.O. paper I saw Kal-El! That goes on the list with Tsunami and Teriyaki.
Of course, IMO, nothing beats Toi’let.
How do babies with super-black names fare?
From the article:
"Today, more than 40 percent of the black girls born in California in a given year receive a name that not one of the roughly 100,000 baby white girls received that year. Even more remarkably, nearly 30 percent of the black girls are given a name that is unique among every baby, white and black, born that year in California. (There were also 228 babies named Unique during the 1990s alone, and one each of Uneek, Uneque, and Uneqqee; virtually all of them were black.)"
It makes it tough on teachers (and Scoutmasters). The only study of which I'm aware concludes there are "no negative relationship between having a distinctively Black name and later life outcomes after controlling for a child's circumstances at birth."
I wasn't surprised at the number of birth names containing an apostrophe. I wasn't even surprised at the number of birth names containing two apostrophes. The winning name on the request page that was visible had five. I wish I had written it down. Then again, I'm seeing more boys named McClintock and girls named MacCauley.
I have a dog named "Twice"
He won't come if you call him Once.
In the mid 80s, I coached a Little League team, 5 of the starting 9 boys were named Jason.
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