what's in a name?

Two of my dearest friends are having babies. Soon. We spend lots and lots of time talking baby names. This is from the Social Security website:

2006 Top Boys Names:
1. Jacob
2. Michael
3. Joshua
4. Ethan
5. Matthew
6. Daniel
7. Christopher
8. Andrew
9. Anthony
10. William

2006 Top Girls Names:
1. Emily
2. Emma
3. Madison
4. Isabella
5. Ava
6. Abigail
7. Olivia
8. Hannah
9. Sophia
10. Samantha

I wonder if these names are popular because of television? Isn't there a character on Grey's Anatomy called Izzy? I really wish they'd make a list of the most unusual names. A couple I've read about (but didn't save links for sources) are Dandelion and I Perfection.

1 comment:

Cat. said...

Take a look here to place with the popularity of various names...

;-) From your friendly bloggerhood librarian....