Sophia Tops Most Popular Baby Girl Names Again, New Top Boy
"Hi Sophia!" (Every girl in the room turns.)
In our case, it would be "Hi Sofia!" My almost 2 year old spells her name with an f. Her parents were so unique. ...or so they thought.
The same thing happened with our oldest. Madison, who is now 6, is among numerous Madisons her in school. With both girls, we thought we were picking a somewhat unique name. Both names ended up at the top of the "Most Popular" lists in the following years.
Our boy, Brennan, ended up with the most unique name of all the kids. Brennan did show up on the "Most Popular" list shortly after he was born, but, I don't think it cracked the top 10. If he was a girl, he was going to be "Leah MacKenzie." I think BOTH of those names were top 10 names following his birth -- lucky he was a guy!
So here they are, the "Most Popular" names for 2013. Sophia is at the top of the girls' list again, but there's a new name at the top of the boys' list.
It looks like a lot of new parents would rather give their child a name with personal or family relevance, rather than naming their child after a celebrity.
Quick trivia: Michigan native and new Good Morning America Weather Anchor, Ginger Zee, was named after Ginger from Gilligan's Island. (Her dad was a big fan.) Ginger makes her "anchorial?" debut THIS MORNING!