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100 Most Popular Names of 2011
http://thestir.cafemom.com/pregnancy/137543/100_most_popular_names_of ^ | May 14, 2012 | Michele Zipp

Posted on 05/14/2012 9:15:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A lot of weight rides on the name you choose for your kid. And every year when the Social Security office releases the data on the most popular baby names, parents get upset. As a Michele who faced the extreme popularity of my name way back when, I'm here to tell you that if your child's name is on this list, it's going to be just fine. In fact, take pride in knowing your baby name choice won't be ridiculed.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: babies; babyname; names; socialsecurity; ss; taxdollarsatwork; topten; trends; youpayforthis
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1 posted on 05/14/2012 9:15:21 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

They say the number of babies named “Jethro” declined drastically in the early 1960s.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 9:22:17 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: ConservativeStatement

strange how names are like any other fad. I can’t stand it when I hear people naming their babies the currently popular name...especially if it is a name that was nowhere to be found just a few short years prior.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 9:23:33 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: ConservativeStatement

Future pick hits: Barack, Trayvon, and Willard.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 9:25:44 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hmmmmm, lets see if Trayvon makes the list next year.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 9:25:50 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: ConservativeStatement

I didn’t see Barack on the boys list.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 9:26:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ConservativeStatement

I didn’t see Barack on the boys list.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 9:26:43 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ConservativeStatement
I never knew "Addison" was a common girl's name. But there was a 1940s movie actor named Addison Richards.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 9:32:54 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Parley Baer; Revolting cat!
Hmmmmm, lets see if Trayvon makes the list next year.

It'll become Tr3vaughn.

9 posted on 05/14/2012 9:35:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Unfamiliar with the name Nevaeh, I came across this reasoning: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevaeh)


10 posted on 05/14/2012 9:36:46 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is Latrina in there, I actually saw that name once, how about Latoilet or maybe Toiletta?


11 posted on 05/14/2012 9:39:45 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Oh hail, dis be EEzy
12 posted on 05/14/2012 9:40:52 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: this_ol_patriot

My surprise was that Jessica didn’t make the cut.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 9:42:07 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Of course from that Wikipedia link we see that it might also be that people are naming their baby girls after the lady rassler named Nevaeh. I guess if people are going to name their baby after a lady rassler, Nevaeh is a better choice than naming the little girl after the Fabulous Moolah.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m surprised there aren’t more English surnames as first names for girls. That seems to be a fad In recent years.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 9:47:45 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: ConservativeStatement

That sounds like a porn star name.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 9:48:47 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Where’s Patrick and Charles?


17 posted on 05/14/2012 9:48:57 PM PDT by seton89 (Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

In Germany you can’t change your name.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 9:48:57 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Cogito cogito)
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To: this_ol_patriot

I have a friend who, when he was a hospital chaplain, tried to talk a woman out of the name “Meconium”. (Look it up.) Mom just liked the sound of it.

He was unsuccessful by the way.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 9:50:02 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

What about Sky Low Low and Little Beaver?


20 posted on 05/14/2012 9:50:53 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

They left one off the list: gunsequalfreedom.

How could they have missed that great name? Geez.

Actually, ConservativeStatement has a nice ring to it too.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 9:54:15 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Jessica is so eighties, half my boys female classmates were named Jess or Jessica back then. I guess there was a soap star named Jessica somewhere.

We are such stumps and named our sons Matthew and Christopher.

22 posted on 05/14/2012 9:56:19 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I also notice that few people under the age of 50 named ‘Richard’ go by the name ‘Dick’. It’s always Rick or Rich now.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 9:56:46 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
I should have added an exclamation point to my screen name to counter the apostrophes seen in some actual first names.
24 posted on 05/14/2012 9:58:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: this_ol_patriot

I guess Jennifer is a 70s name. What about Julie?


25 posted on 05/14/2012 9:59:51 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Darren McCarty

I once worked with a guy named Dick Kurtz, I kid you not and we kidded him a lot.


26 posted on 05/14/2012 10:00:10 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: newheart

Sorry, don’t believe it. Don’t believe the stories about “Chlamydia” and “Syphilia” and “Vageena” either.

I’m a nurse, and nurses are blunt enough to say, well yes it has a pretty sound, but it’s a nasty sexually transmitted disease, or it’s baby poop, and it’s not a good name for your child.


27 posted on 05/14/2012 10:00:10 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: ConservativeStatement
I guess Jennifer is a 70s name. What about Julie?

Only if she has a brother named Doug, LOL remember when all the kids were named after "Days of Our Lives" stars?

28 posted on 05/14/2012 10:02:40 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: heartwood

Well, it’s my best friend and he is not known to lie. But hey, anything is possible.


29 posted on 05/14/2012 10:04:36 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

HOw about this one?

L’—a


30 posted on 05/14/2012 10:06:15 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: this_ol_patriot

I’d give him credit for being secure in himself. LOL. Our former attorney general was named Mike Cox. He didn’t go by Michael either.


31 posted on 05/14/2012 10:06:38 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: this_ol_patriot
I remember the fascination with Luke and Laura and that is about the extent of my soap opera knowledge. :-)
32 posted on 05/14/2012 10:06:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Darren McCarty

Heh, you know the old man was in on it and mom was totally clueless.


33 posted on 05/14/2012 10:11:55 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Crazies have knocked Jessica out of the top 100?


34 posted on 05/14/2012 10:12:34 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: newheart

My buddy’s wife is in the baby ward. She told me once about a kid named “Shithead”...prounounced shuh-theed


35 posted on 05/14/2012 10:12:37 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: this_ol_patriot

When I was a teen, I knew a guy named Mike Hunt.


36 posted on 05/14/2012 10:13:55 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: GeronL
Both genders (wait, is that a hate crime?) had a top 50 listing and Jessica failed to make it for girls... or boys for that matter.
37 posted on 05/14/2012 10:15:59 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: newheart

People take the “friend of friend” out of the story, shorten the chain all the time.

Doctors and nurses can get tired of their more dysfunctional patients and they mock their ignorance and the made-up names some of them give their babies. My own OB-GYN told me that when her husband was in residency in Philadelphia, a new mother named her baby Placenta. I might have believed it if I hadn’t read that anecdote three other times.


38 posted on 05/14/2012 10:23:27 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mason Williams made #2 & #3!

Wow!
What a Gas!
What A Classical Gas!

;-)


39 posted on 05/14/2012 11:13:17 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Interesting that over half (26) of the boy’s names are Biblical or Biblically based, i.e. “Christopher”.


40 posted on 05/14/2012 11:18:10 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: ConservativeStatement

We chose Charles last year for our baby. Not on the list. We chose the family name route instead of the trend name.


41 posted on 05/14/2012 11:26:31 PM PDT by SoDak
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To: BwanaNdege
I'd never name a child "Mason". I couldn't help but think of Mason Reese.
42 posted on 05/14/2012 11:39:36 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have no idea if this is any good but this site claims;

http://www.kaaj.com/psych/namebk.html

“Contents: good & bad, beneficial & harmful, best & worst, baby names; dealing with or changing unsatisfactory adult first or last names; women’s last name changes at time of marriage; use of nicknames vs. given names; unconventionally spelled names; androgynous names; long vs. short names; connotations of names; impressions conveyed by names.”

Yes they charge for the info. Just wanted to point out a possible resource or type of for those who want all possible help with baby names.


43 posted on 05/14/2012 11:42:53 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: boop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeSXvATLmSU


44 posted on 05/14/2012 11:50:54 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: this_ol_patriot

I once worked with a guy called Dick Tooher we all called him by his nickname Slipper !! Slipper D.T.


45 posted on 05/14/2012 11:57:41 PM PDT by MrDaddyLongLegs (You dont need any qualifications to be a Politician)
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To: this_ol_patriot

I once worked with a guy named Dick Kurtz, I kid you not and we kidded him a lot.
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I attended HS with a boy whose name was Dick Click (for real!).


46 posted on 05/15/2012 12:14:47 AM PDT by octex
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To: this_ol_patriot

I knew a guy named Richard Head....honest.


47 posted on 05/15/2012 2:22:49 AM PDT by democratsaremyenemy
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why would anyone name their daughter “Brooklyn”?


48 posted on 05/15/2012 2:29:01 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: this_ol_patriot

I knew a Dick Hartigan and a Richard Hedd.

I also personly know George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, Woodrow Wilson, John Kennedy and Ronald Regan (close). I had the honor of introducing Woody to Ron once.

None will compare to the girl named L-A pronounced LaDasha.


49 posted on 05/15/2012 2:30:57 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Next year, “Trayvon” will be popular. Fifteen years from now, that name will make the news again as kids whose parents gave them a criminal’s name all go to jail.


50 posted on 05/15/2012 3:23:22 AM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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