Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Is is it a Vampire or a Werewolf Baby?

Baby Names

Before my kids were born my wife and I thought long and hard on what to name them.  Our list of baby names consisted of family names.  We decided that they not only had to be strong but a name that would be remunerable and professional.  After choosing a name we would check to make sure that it wasn't on the top ten so he would be unique.  I remember going to school and when the teacher would call out Mike, Jason, Christy, or Heather she had to include there last name due to the chances of more than one kid would respond.  Everyone wants to be different.  My mother name is half George and Emily combined together Jeorily spelled with a J.  My mother hated having to correct every one she met or having several nicknames but this did not stop her from naming her daughter Jenily.  Which is half of Jennifer and Emily?

People are all trying to name their kids from something they know but not realizing how it may affect them.  According to the U.S. Social Security Administration the top baby names from 2009-2011 have been names from Movies.   In 2009 the most popular baby name for girls is Isabella and the most popular boy name is Jacob.  Sound familiar?

Top 10 Baby Names for 2011

RankMale nameFemale name

That’s right Vampires and Werewolf’s were the top names for 3 years from the movie Twilight.  It seems that team Edward didn't make the top ten for boy names.
This crave for naming children after movies and celebrities has gone on for years.  Now with the new movie Hunger Games are we going to see names like:

Hunger Games

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