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SSA released its annual baby names press release at <a href="http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/baby-names2009-pr.htm" target="_blank">http://www.socialsecurity.gov/presso...mes2009-pr.htm</a>.<br><br>
It's pretty funny for a government document <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i know lots of kids with those names<br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><i>Posted via Mobile Device</i></span>
 

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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<br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) 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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Same here for Maeryn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">
 

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Yeah...ours bumped up about 40 spots, I think, but it's still in the late 100s.<br><br>
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! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes">
 

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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!<br>
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.<br>
John K, Jess, Jessie, Jessica B. etc.
 

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the girls name we are considering for this one don't rank either.<br>
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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But I didn't tell dh that is why I liked it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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That was the funniest government press release ever! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">. As long as it doesn't turn into 'Sandy' (like my grandparents suggested) I'm alright with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">.
 

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Is that show Glee by any chance?<br><br>
I have a Finnegan (born 2007) - some thought his name was strange. But Finn is rising in popularity.<br><br>
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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