Names I pegged to keep rising:

**Aiden**--this spelling dropped one spot, and a smaller percentage of boys were given the name Aiden/Aidan/Ayden. Fail.**Kason**--from #417 --> 385. Right!**Josiah**--from #80 --> #79. Right!**Zayden**--from #292 --> 229. Right!**Grayson**--from #97 --> 85. Right!**Amaya**--from #211 --> 215. Fail. Maya has been slowly decreasing for a few years now, so I shouldn't be too surprised.**Adalyn**--from #214 --> 197. Right!**Olivia**--still #4, and the percentage was approximately the same, too! I'll have to wait until NameNerds' combined-spelling list comes out.**Callie**--from #221 --> 212. Cali jumped from #389 --> 329, though, so.....almost?**Kendall**--from #124 --> 116. Right!**Zoey**--from #28 --> 20. Right!**Katherine**--from #61 --> 64. The top 4 forms of Katherine all fell, in fact. Major fail!

Names I pegged to fall / keep falling:

**Jayden**--from #4 --> 7. Right! Well, tentatively. It's possible enough unusual spellings have risen to make a gain overall.**Zachary**--from #64 --> 68. Right!**Brayden**--from #37 --> 39. Right!**Nicholas**--from #42--> 49. Right!**Caleb**--still #32, but the percentage dropped slightly. I guess the verdict is still out.**Elijah**--still #13, but the percentage rose slightly. Tentative fail.**Damian**--from #137 --> 97. Major fail! Is there some cultural reference I've missed?**Arianna**--from #52 --> 49. Fail.**Kaylee**--from #36 --> 34. Tentative fail. Kaylee has more alternates than almost any other name on this list, so I'll have to check again when NameNerds' list come out.**Makayla**--from #56 --> 69. Right!**Jocelyn**--from #70 --> 92. Right!**Kaelyn**--from #386 --> 417. Right!**Madelyn**--from #79 --> 67. Fail.**Brianna**--from #45 --> 51. Right!**Riley**--still #47, but the percentage dropped slightly. However, this is yet another name with many alternates.**Hailey**--still #32, but the percentage dropped slightly.**Kylie**--from #58 --> 59. Tentatively right, but I'll have to look at the other spellings.**Addison**--from #13 --> 14. Right!**Kaydence**--from #263 -- >271**Juliana**--still #147, but the percentage went up slightly!. Fail.**Lillian**--from #22 --> 25. Right!**Isabella**--from #2 --> 3. Right!**Madison**--from #8 --> 9. Right!

**Kayden**--from #105 --> 99. Fail, tentatively. Kayden has the most alternates of any boys spelling.**Giovanni**--from #117 --> 119. Right, tentatively. Giovanni has the*second*-most alternates of any boy name.**Jaylen**--from #206 --> 257. Right!**Malachi**--from #164 --> 168. Right!**Abigail**--still #7, but the percentage went down. Top variant Abbigail also dropped in rank. Right!**Aniya**--from #414 --> 454. Right!**Kaitlyn**--from #100 --> 118. Right!**Natalie**--from #14 --> 17. Right!**Emily**--still #6, but the percentage has dropped. Right!**Peyton**--still #53, but the percentage has dropped. Right!**Allison**--from #40 --> 38. Fail.**Destiny**--from #91 --> 113. Right!

Overall, I'm pretty proud of myself. However, my guesses were based on momentum & only two data points, so maybe next year I can make a few more risky predictions. ;)

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