Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Month's Worth of Names (Part 2)

As I mentioned a few days ago, I've not been completely idle these last few months; I've been looking at names on parenting sites (among other things) . This time around, I'm looking at the names below the Top 1000 taken from one month of online birth announcements--a very interesting mix.
  • Adence
  • Alando
  • Annora (2!)
  • Ansel
  • Arwen
  • Brand
  • Dallin
  • Devereaux
  • Domenico
  • Elizabelle
  • Ethel
  • Everlyse
  • Ezéchiel
  • Gita
  • Idris
  • Indiana
  • Jazaeyah
  • Joyanna
  • Karlo
  • Kip
  • Lazarus
  • Legion
  • Lightning
  • Lorraine
  • Lourdes
  • Lyris
  • Maeva
  • Marvel
  • Matida
  • Meta
  • Murron
  • Nabeeha
  • Neo
  • Nerissa
  • Nyota
  • Rafe
  • Rayce
  • Rosewood
  • Seville
  • Silvius
  • Swarnika
  • Sylvan
  • Treyton
  • True
  • Tylerann
  • Vaevictis
  • Wyla
  • Zarianna


For a bit more nerdery, there were also 462 reported middle names. The most common--

Boys:
  • Alexander (11)
  • James (11)
  • Joseph (10)
  • Michael (7)
  • John (5)
  • Alan (4)
  • Dean (4)
  • Matthew (4)
  • Anthony (3)
  • Charles (3)
  • David (3)
  • Patrick (3)
  • Paul (3)
  • Robert (3)
  • Roy (3)
  • Thomas (3)

Girls: 
  • Rose (18)
  • Grace (17)
  • Mae (14)
  • Marie (12)
  • Jane (10)
  • Elizabeth (8)
  • Anne (7)
  • Faith (5)
  • Abigail (4)
  • Nicole (4)
  • Hope (3)
  • Jean (3)
  • Violet (3)

Both:
  • Ray/Rae (6 boys; 2 girls)
  • Lee/Leigh (2 boys; 4 girls)
  • Lynn (1 boy; 5 girls)
  • Rene/Renee (1 boy; 3 girls)
Interesting how the middles (especially the boys') tend towards "dad" and "grandpa" names. Too bad the SSA doesn't track middle names; it'd be fascinating to see if that holds in general: one generation's common first names becoming subsequent generations' common middle names--honoring family, presumably. ;)