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#1 of 6 Old 12-18-2008, 08:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just saw a list on msn.com (it's linked to their home page)of the most common boys' names in 2008. I think they reference parenting.com as the source of the info, fwiw. Anyway, the BOYS' list had Avery at #13! And it also had Jordan, Cameron, and others that have recently been used for girls listed in the top 30 or so. It's worth checking out. Seems like maybe moms of boys *are* taking the names back, as some of you suggested we should...

As an aside...Aidan was #1, and there were the rhyming names (Hayden, Jaden, etc.) all pretty high up there as well.
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Wow! That's awesome! I sent the list to dh, just in case he's open to changing his mind

(although, it's based on traffic rather than actual names given, but maybe dh won't notice that)

Thanks for posting this!
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As an aside...Aidan was #1, and there were the rhyming names (Hayden, Jaden, etc.) all pretty high up there as well.
I noticed this name trend starting a few years ago (I worked in labour and delivery, so got to see name trends pretty early). I joked with my husband that Aidan, Brayden, Caden, Hayden, Jaden were all off the "potential" list.

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I like how they completely missed Jon and Kate plus 8 as a source of Aiden

I had to trot over to the social security database and am suprised to see that Jeremy as a girls name has stayed off the charts since the 70's. I've run into TWO female Jeremy's in the last year, I could've sworn it was becoming a trend.
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2 years back DH had 3 Aidens in his preschool class. Ayden, Aiden, Aidan. I once even saw a kid named Aidn.

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I noticed this name trend starting a few years ago (I worked in labour and delivery, so got to see name trends pretty early). I joked with my husband that Aidan, Brayden, Caden, Hayden, Jaden were all off the "potential" list.
I sure wish we had heard about this trend before naming Cayden no one had ever heard the name, so we felt like we were being really unique

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