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Today's Hot Baby Names: King, Major, Messiah
Newser ^ | 05/10/2013 | Ruth Brown

Posted on 05/10/2013 7:02:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

The top baby names for 2012 were a pretty unsurprising bunch: Jacob (taking the No. 1 spot for the 14th consecutive year), Mason, and Ethan for boys; Sophia (for the 2nd year in a row), Emma, and Isabella for girls. More interesting: the fastest rising names, which include Major, Messiah, King, and Maverick, reports the AP. One baby name expert says this trend of "aggrandizing names" is part of a long American tradition. "We've pretty much run out of presidential names, all the Jeffersons and Jacksons and Madisons," she said, "so we're moving on to the aristocracy, I guess, or to the military."

The data comes from the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names. According to the list, the fastest rising name for girls is Arya—possibly inspired by the popular character Arya Stark from HBO's Game of Thrones? Next were Perla, Catalina, and Elisa. On the other end of the list, the names most rapidly losing popularity are Braeden, Yahir, and Kieran for boys, and Dulce, Mikaela, and Estrella for girls. Quirky side note: Messiah, Major, and King are all banned baby names in New Zealand.


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Messiah?
1 posted on 05/10/2013 7:02:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

No he’s not, he’s a very naughty boy.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 7:05:12 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That was my first reaction. What in the heck?


3 posted on 05/10/2013 7:05:42 AM PDT by grimalkin (Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God. -G.K. Chesterton)
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To: grimalkin

Major Harris, University of West Virginia. The first “Holy Bleep” quarterback I ever saw.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 7:07:27 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Mine is John and I’m happy with one of the world’s most popular names of all time.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 7:07:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: grimalkin

named after our current president no doubt.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s been around a while. In the 1980s I was living in this town called Briarwood Queens in New York which if you went south of is /was a mainly black neighborhood, and one time I stopped into a supermarket to buy something down there and overheard this black woman yelling for her kid who kept running around “Messiah! Messiah! Git yo ass over here! Messiah! Goddammit! Git yo butt over here!!” which cracked me up. It sounded like Mary screaming at Jesus when he was a kid.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 7:08:18 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Responsibility2nd
Messiah?

Why not? The guy who cuts my neighbor's lawn is named Jesus.

8 posted on 05/10/2013 7:09:29 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Responsibility2nd
More interesting: the fastest rising names, which include Major, Messiah, King, and Maverick, reports the AP.

I think some parents are getting carried away with the notion that strong names help mold strong children. Major has been around awhile, but Messiah, King and Maverick?

9 posted on 05/10/2013 7:11:13 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Responsibility2nd

Arya hungry?


10 posted on 05/10/2013 7:11:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My next-door neighbors have a son named Maverick. He’s around 20, so they’re ahead of the trend line.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 7:11:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Arya ready yet?


12 posted on 05/10/2013 7:12:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Jesus - pronounced Hey Zeus, in reference to the ancient Greek gods.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 7:14:39 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder if school kids named “Jason” or “Kelly” are the ones made fun of now?


14 posted on 05/10/2013 7:14:45 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Responsibility2nd


15 posted on 05/10/2013 7:15:06 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Will88

Ya gotta have a rather seared conscience to name your kid “Messiah”.

The mere thought of it makes me cringe.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 7:16:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cripplecreek
Mine is John and I’m happy with one of the world’s most popular names of all time.

We liked John enough for one of our twin boys. His brother is Wesley.
The ridiculous baby names used today are designed to draw attention to the parents rather than the children.
17 posted on 05/10/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Bill Cosby Thought He Was Jesus Christ
18 posted on 05/10/2013 7:24:20 AM PDT by grimalkin (Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God. -G.K. Chesterton)
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To: needmorePaine

I dated a girl named Johnene many years ago. Her father was named John and both of her brother’s were named John but one answered to his middle name.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 7:25:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Real name:

La-a

(pronounced: Luh-DASH-uh)


20 posted on 05/10/2013 7:25:21 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Responsibility2nd

We have plenty of Saints’ names available.

On another topic, I know a man named Perfecto. I was writing a short bio of him for inclusion in a dinner program where he was to be a featured speaker. I asked him his middle name, or middle initial.

“I have no middle name, thank God. My mother might have made it Jesus!”

I laughed and asked him if he’d had a hard time in school living up to the name Perfecto. He said tha he didn’t regret it at all. Much of his business success had been in sales, and he said that nobody EVER forgot his name.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 7:27:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: grimalkin

Rofl!!!

Bill Cosby is wonderful!


22 posted on 05/10/2013 7:27:57 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Another real name:

Shithead.

Prounounced: shi THEE ad.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 7:28:00 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What? D’WayneU-Neek didn’t crack the top?


24 posted on 05/10/2013 7:28:20 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Aaaaagghh!!

Rofl!!!


25 posted on 05/10/2013 7:28:56 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Once taught a young lady named “Wonderful”.

She was.

:-)


26 posted on 05/10/2013 7:30:49 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: OB1kNOb

Over in France and much of Europe a top baby name is not Messiah, but....

Mohammed.

Just a matter of time before this name makes the top ten here in the US.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 7:30:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: cripplecreek

I have an acquaintance who named her children Sean, Ian, John and Nora. I pointed out to her grandmother that Sean, Ian, and John all are iterations of John. Didnt seem to matter. I don’t know how Nora didn’t get named Jeanne.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 7:31:18 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Responsibility2nd

how about just picking a few from Cletus’s herd:
Tiffany, Heather, Cody, Dillon, Dermit, Jordan, Taylor, Brittany, Wesley, Rumor, Scout, Cassidy, Zo, Clo, Max, Hunter, Kendall, Kaytlin, Noah, Sasha, Morgan, Kira, Ian, Lauren, Qbert, Phil.

Kinda partial to ‘ol Qbert myself.....


29 posted on 05/10/2013 7:32:44 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yep. Probably not long in coming.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 7:33:42 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: Tax-chick

They watched Top Gun a few too many times, is what that means.


31 posted on 05/10/2013 7:33:44 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
According to the list, the fastest rising name for girls is Arya—possibly inspired by the popular character Arya Stark from HBO's Game of Thrones...

'Arya' means 'noble' / 'civilised' in Sanskrit. A daring name for all the negative racial connotations associated with it.

32 posted on 05/10/2013 7:34:34 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A lot of the ah “ethnic” girls here in metropolis cities in TX are named “Female”.
Pronounced: Fe-mal-e

No joke, the ISD admin head pointed out how many were named this very thing....
Guess the race.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 7:35:49 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: grimalkin

Oh! You beat me to it! I was just about to post that. One of Cosby’s best.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 7:37:53 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: pax_et_bonum
Real name:

La-a

(pronounced: Luh-DASH-uh)

Yep, I think a friend of my husband who is a pediatrician has run across this one. Mom was upset that no one knew how to pronounce it.

35 posted on 05/10/2013 7:39:04 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I know a couple who have named their son “Buckshot.”


36 posted on 05/10/2013 7:40:18 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; SortaBichy

Januvia, Byetta and Victoza are catching up....


37 posted on 05/10/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: massgopguy
In infantry training right after USMC boot camp, one of our instructors was a black E-4 named "General James", so he was Corporal General James.

Right before we finished up, he got drunk and into some sort of trouble and got busted to E-1......so the last we heard of him, he was Private General James.

38 posted on 05/10/2013 7:46:48 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The last Western Roman Emperor was named “Romulus Augustus”......


39 posted on 05/10/2013 7:46:58 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Responsibility2nd

King, Major? Are they children or dogs?


40 posted on 05/10/2013 7:51:46 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: pax_et_bonum
La-a (pronounced: Luh-DASH-uh)

And, I thought I was the only one that had heard of that name. My sister in law was an inner city school teacher and came across that name/spelling.

She asked me if I knew how to pronounce it.....I couldn't. When she told me, I about it the floor.

41 posted on 05/10/2013 7:54:19 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

The first dog in my life was a collie named King.

Good memories.


42 posted on 05/10/2013 7:54:51 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Ya never forget your first, ya know?


43 posted on 05/10/2013 7:55:36 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What ever happened to good old-fashioned names like Orangejello and Lemonjello (famous twins from the projects)?


44 posted on 05/10/2013 7:56:45 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: stayathomemom

I’ll bet he has lots of good stories.


45 posted on 05/10/2013 7:59:03 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Latrina, Catastrophe, Precious, Princina, Princella, Memorial, L’Q’anda, and of course, Sh’niq’a.

All REAL children’s names from the Boston Public Library where my aunt worked. (Over 40 years ago!)


46 posted on 05/10/2013 7:59:20 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: Little Pig

I’ve managed to reach 46 without ever seeing that.


47 posted on 05/10/2013 8:00:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Puppage

No, my first name is easy to remember.

;-)


48 posted on 05/10/2013 8:00:48 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum
Real name: La-a (pronounced: Luh-DASH-uh)

You left out the best part of this urban legend. When her name is mispronounced as "Lah ah," she spits back, "The dash don't be silent!"
49 posted on 05/10/2013 8:03:14 AM PDT by drjimmy
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To: left that other site

These days, it’s the apostrophe that adds that extra dash of panache.


50 posted on 05/10/2013 8:03:26 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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