Post # 1
So I don’t have a child yet, but I think it’s fascinating to follow the naming trends. Baby Center recently ranked the top 100 girl and boy names for 2010. See article here.
Note: To capture true popularity, our exclusive baby names list combines names that sound the same but have multiple spellings (like Aden, Aiden, and Ayden). Our data comes from hundreds of thousands of parents who shared their baby’s name with us in 2010.
So with all the new 2010 moms on WB (or 2nd children born in 2010, etc), is your child’s name on the top 100 2010 list? Did you expect this name to be on the list/ not on the list?
Edit: Obviously this list isn’t an authoritative as the social security list that will be published in the spring. This is just for fun 🙂
Post # 3
One of the names we’re considering is in the top 20. It kind of bums be out, but we didn’t realize that when agreeing we liked the name.
Post # 4
All of the names we are considering are on the list. We never looked at websites or name books when picking but we both like very classic names so it isn’t too surprising. Unfortunate, but not surprising.
Post # 5
Our daughter’s name isn’t on the list at all, and I didn’t expect it to be.
Post # 6
our sons name is in the top 30 but where we live at its not common at all. i really like his name and think it fits him well
Post # 7
Damn. We’re not TTC for at least a year or two but I have some favorite family names and I think every single one is on the list, with all but a couple in the top 20 or so. Not cool. Oh well. We’ll pretend that means my family is awesome at naming and since I got those genes I’ll find something cool by the time we get to making babies… How’s that for reaching for a silver lining?
Post # 8
We chose an old fashioned name, popular in Norway in the 1920s 🙂
Post # 9
Our boys have Dutch names and our daughter has a name that isn’t remotely popular. There are no other kids with our kids first names in the school that our two older kids attend.
Adding that our name picks for another child (should we decide to have one) aren’t on the list, either!
Post # 10
Our name for our (almost born) daughter isn’t on the list. It took me a while to figure out a name though because I’ve had Lily or Mia in my brain for the past ten years. And I’ve LOVED the name Aiden since high school (which for me ended in 1995!)
Post # 11
We are considering two names on the list, but neither are in the top 50…
Post # 12
My little one was born in 2008 and her exact name is on the list. I know her name is pretty popular but Madison’s name came about in a very special way and we wouldn’t change it for the world. She goes by Madi, however.
I know this post is for 2010 names but I thought I’d chime in anyway. 🙂
Post # 13
yay the girls name i think i have picked out (Lucia) isnt on there!
Post # 14
I don’t have any kids born in 2010 but one of my girls is on the list (not the top 10 though!)
Post # 15
My daughter’s name is one the list (Addyson), but I have yet to meet anyone who has her name, young or old. My son’s name isn’t on the list at all (Boston)
Post # 16
I would have been shocked to see my son’s name! lol. We picked it specifically so he wouldn’t meet anyone with his name and the girl name we are thinking about for our future daughter is the same way. There are a lot on there that we liked but we didn’t want anything common.