Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Name Nerds!

Okay, I am SUCH a name nerd, but I just have to share this website! It lists the most popular baby names as taken from the Social Security official list. So what's the difference? It accounts for spellings. So, the social security list shows that Aiden is the 16th most popular boy name for 2008. But, if you add in Aidan, Ayden, Aden, Adan, Aaden, Aydan, Aydin, Aidyn, and Aedan, it turns out this is actually the number 1 most popular boy name for 2008! Makes quite a difference. Plus, Jayden jumps from number 11 to number 2 with all of its spellings. And Caden, appearing harmless at number 95, jumps to number 10! Add them all up and I think the "aden" sound must account for half of all the baby boys in this country! Anyway, when you're trying to name a baby and trying to avoid the most popular names, this information can be very helpful. Check it out if you're a name nerd!

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