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January 02, 2005

Baby Names Are In

Miss Priss's name is absent the list once again, and this is good, as I kinda like her being the only Miss Priss in her class. She knows seven Kaitlyns. Of course, their names are spelled seven different ways...

The top 10 baby names of 2004 (vs. 2003)

Girls' names:

Emma (Emily)
Madison (Emma)
Emily (Madison)
Kaitlyn (Hannah)
Hailey (Hailey)
Olivia (Sarah)
Isabella (Kaitlyn)
Hannah (Isabella)
Sarah (Olivia)
Abigail (Abigail)

Boys' names:

Jacob (Jacob)
Aidan (Aidan)
Ethan (Ethan)
Ryan (Matthew)
Matthew (Nicholas)
Michael (Joshua)
Tyler (Ryan)
Joshua (Michael)
Nicholas (Zachary)
Connor (Tyler)

Source: MSN

posted by Key on 02:22 PM | Comments (6)

I love that people are moving away from the soap opera and Dynasty names of the late 80s/early 90s, and toward more traditional names.

My poor child, however, was born in 1984, and is named Mistral (after a heart song) and Ariele (after a soap opera). Of course, this was only done out of seeking to please my asswipe of a husband. I wanted to name her Sara...

after my favorite Hall and Oates song.

Posted by: jmflynny at January 2, 2005 02:41 PM

What, no Typhani??

Emily was like number 50 when mine was born. Now it's been in the top 5 for 10 years in a row. Sadly, makes me look like a pack herd whanker.

Posted by: Velociman at January 2, 2005 02:50 PM

Emily and Sarah are classic names. They kool.

What irritates me are the new and seemingly unique trendy names, that end up being far from unique by the time everyone is finished using them. It then becomes a copycat and overused trendy name, particularly in my neck of the woods.
I love these kids, and I love their parents, but I'd be lying if I said the lack of originality didn't bug me.

Unfortunately, my foster son has one of these names. I like the tried and true classic, family, or Biblical names. The geographical ones? Wasn't old when my nephew was given his, but getting old now. Cities are cities. Kids are kids.

Posted by: Key at January 2, 2005 03:17 PM

And they are always cities in Texas. Tyler, Houston, Dallas...

Posted by: Velociman at January 2, 2005 03:35 PM

My daughter's name is Ryan Marie...Yep, from the soap opera "Ryan's hope". She has only ever met one other girl with that name and they are good friends.

Posted by: dawn at January 2, 2005 09:23 PM

I know this is an old post but I've been behind on my blog reading having been out of state to attend the birth of my first granddaughter. While thinking about trying to find a name that isn't in the top 100, daughter came up with this site that is the funniest thing I've read in a long time -- had to share! But prepare to spend hours ROFLMAO!http://www.notwithoutmyhandbag.com/babynames/index.html or just go straigt to "Baby's Named a Bad Bad Thing" via Google. Enjoy -- toasted or not!

Posted by: Marianne at January 29, 2005 03:28 PM
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