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SSA released its annual baby names press release at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/presso...mes2009-pr.htm.

It's pretty funny for a government document

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i know lots of kids with those names
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If this baby was a girl I really loved the name Isabella (Bella) but would not actually use the name because I had a feeling it'd be pretty popular (Twilight anyone??). Guess I was right. It's number 1! lol

And Jacob is the number one boy's name. Another Twilight name lol.
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And if you read through the whole press release, Cullen is on the move up for boys, which SSA attributes to Edward Cullen =)

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That was a pretty funny article for something from the government

I had the same feeling about all the twilight names, as that series was very popular among well all age groups of people (I liked it too ) I am also bummed to not be able to use (we are hoping not popular names) Isabella or Bella, or Edward actually and those name choices had nothing to do with Twilight.

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Holy goodness... 37 aden names.

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That is a funny article! And looking forward to Chubby Checker.

For a while I had Isabelle and Alice at the top of my list, but was very afraid that Isabelle wouldn't work because of Isabella/Twilight, and even Alice is one of the main characters from those books, but I haven't seen it break through on popularity, though. Favorite names change with mood, though, it seems, and those have been a bit further down my list lately, so maybe we'll avoid the Twilight name experience altogether.

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Jacob was huge long before Twilight, as was Isabella.

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I like going to the part where you can look up the popularity of any name in the history of the US. They do the top 1000 names and I usually do the past 100 years. I'm always happy that it comes up saying: ______ is not in the top 1000 names for the last 100 years.

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I like going to the part where you can look up the popularity of any name in the history of the US. They do the top 1000 names and I usually do the past 100 years. I'm always happy that it comes up saying: ______ is not in the top 1000 names for the last 100 years.
Same here for Maeryn

and its such a pretty name. I love it because the name and meaning are so very opposite! The gaelic meaning is bitter. Such a pretty name to mean bitter!

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I think someone in the SSA office had a just a wee nip before writing that release!

Unfortunately, the name we've chosen has risen 37 places, but it's still tucked safely in the 200s. Hopefully the name won't rise too many more, or if it does, she'll miss the surge of popularity and won't have to be "First Name Last Initials" in her elementary school classes.

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Yeah...ours bumped up about 40 spots, I think, but it's still in the late 100s.

The worst was the year we picked ds3's name. With the stats we had, it was in the 40s. By the time the stats for his birth year came out, it was in the TEENS!

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My oldest is an Isabella. Which I had decided as my first girl's name back in 1994 when my grandmother passed. By time she was born in 2004 - i had no idea it was so popular!
Which actually annoys me. I'm not a Jennifer, Jessica, or John myself, but I remember those being the most popular names when I was in school. Several years in a row we had 2, 3 or more kids of each anme, leading to arbitrary nickname assignment by the teachers.
John K, Jess, Jessie, Jessica B. etc.
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my other DD's names

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Eloisa is not in the top 1000 names for any year of birth in the last 10 years.
Please enter another name.
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Xitlaly is not in the top 1000 female names for any year of birth in the last 10 years.
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the girls name we are considering for this one don't rank either.
But the boys name is # 966 for 2009, less popular than 2002 when it was # 571
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*sigh* I really didn't know that Emma was that popular.

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I was actually looking for Twilight names to use. I'm not that big of a fan of most of the male character's names, but I did present Jasper for use. We decided to go with Finnegan (Finn), which is from a tv show I love. But I didn't tell dh that is why I liked it.

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That was the funniest government press release ever!

My DC's names- Avery and Isaac- have both shot way up too. It's amazing! Although my Avery is the only one in all of the three kindergarten rooms, there are 3 Avery's in the two preschool rooms, and an Ava!

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I just elimainated one of the names I was thinking of using for a boy. It wasn't even in the top 1000 since the 1900s but this year it is 600 something. That is too much of a leap for me. Other names I am considering are higher on the list in the 300s but they aren't gaining like that. My girl name is in a bit of an upward trend and I am not sure how I feel about that. I love the name and its a classic but I don't want something that is trendy sounding.

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We decided to go with Finnegan (Finn), which is from a tv show I love. But I didn't tell dh that is why I liked it.
I like Finn too, that's my ds's middle name. It's a bit more popular now, it was in the 300's in 2009. We originally thought that's what he would go by because his first name is Lysander, which is a bit of a mouthful and very uncommon, but Lysander just stuck. Although now that he's started talking, he calls himself 'Sander' which I don't like as well, but what can you do . As long as it doesn't turn into 'Sandy' (like my grandparents suggested) I'm alright with it .

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Is that show Glee by any chance?

I have a Finnegan (born 2007) - some thought his name was strange. But Finn is rising in popularity.

My DH likes a lot of the top names. My 2 contenders have not even made the top 1000 - Talfryn and Lochlan.

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Yep, Glee. I'm a total Gleek.

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Is that show Glee by any chance?

I have a Finnegan (born 2007) - some thought his name was strange. But Finn is rising in popularity.

My DH likes a lot of the top names. My 2 contenders have not even made the top 1000 - Talfryn and Lochlan.
LMAO! Ok seriously, what are the odds of 2 freakin Lochlans on the same due date club?(DH isn't 100% on board, and I really like Locke better after John Locke the father of liberalism, not the one from Lost ) I did so well with Reya's name.. She loves it, no one else has it. It's not too weird. *sigh* I give up.. this baby will never be named.

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I feel like my boy will not be named until he's out... and it really is only those two names. DH has a list of 45 and most of them I either hate outright, or just don't like for my own son.

And heh - I kind of started to get on board with Lochlan because of Lost. I'm not a big fan, but I've been watching, and I have to admit I like the way "Locke" sounds. And having a Loch with our Finn would keep a kind of random aquatic theme. LOL

I still adore Talfryn, but I worry that no one would ever pronounce it correctly.

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I feel like my boy will not be named until he's out... and it really is only those two names. DH has a list of 45 and most of them I either hate outright, or just don't like for my own son.

And heh - I kind of started to get on board with Lochlan because of Lost. I'm not a big fan, but I've been watching, and I have to admit I like the way "Locke" sounds. And having a Loch with our Finn would keep a kind of random aquatic theme. LOL

I still adore Talfryn, but I worry that no one would ever pronounce it correctly.
Tahl-frinn? Or Tohl-frinn?

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I feel like my boy will not be named until he's out... and it really is only those two names. DH has a list of 45 and most of them I either hate outright, or just don't like for my own son.

And heh - I kind of started to get on board with Lochlan because of Lost. I'm not a big fan, but I've been watching, and I have to admit I like the way "Locke" sounds. And having a Loch with our Finn would keep a kind of random aquatic theme. LOL

I still adore Talfryn, but I worry that no one would ever pronounce it correctly.
My mother's Scots Irish and I love the CH spelling, but DH likes the K better. So far it's the *only* name that we've agreed kinda sorta on. For a boy or girl! Naming a person is far too much responsibility.

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Tahl-frinn? Or Tohl-frinn?
Tal (as in tally the ballots), the f is sounded so "ef", and ryn is just "rin".

Put it together and you get what sounds like Tal-ev-rin. You can hear the proper Welsh pronunciation here


Soo.... no one would ever get it right on the first go here.

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We have a very popular named ds (but was virtually nowhere when Ipicked it in my teens) and another that has jumped greatly in the last little while.
I'm surprised that Lachlan is that low. We know two (5yo and 2yo) and I've heard it a little more lately. Working in a job that has me in contact with families with newborns gives me a bit of an idea of popularity in our area, btu I love checking out all the lists.
We're really struggling on the name front here.

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Tal (as in tally the ballots), the f is sounded so "ef", and ryn is just "rin".

Put it together and you get what sounds like Tal-ev-rin. You can hear the proper Welsh pronunciation here


Soo.... no one would ever get it right on the first go here.
Yeah... I like the way it sounds now that you told me how it sounds, but I would never guess the f sound.

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