The Social Security Administration just released their latest list on the most popular baby names in America for 2015. Our friends at Baby Center shared this information with us that includes a brand new top 10 with Jackson and Sophia winning! 10. I know names ebb and flow--right now my daughter has three Charlie's in her class! Did your child's name make the cut?
Looking for something beyond Emma & Jacob (click here for more of the 2008 most popular names)? There’s a book that will stir up some controversy (is Vesper really a cool name?) and maybe inspire you.
I know naming a baby is really fun, that's why there are so many baby books out there to help you pick a great one.
Beyond Ava & Aiden: The Enlightened Guide to Naming Your Baby was penned by Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran the ladies behind nameberry.com. If you haven’t been to this site to play with potential names you’ve missed out.
The book brings their special brand of genius to a portable paperback. Pick a category. How about “Boyish Names for Girls”: Blake, Delaney, Quinn, etc. I for one adore the “International Ideas” section. I think some of these Scandinavian names will get popular: Briet, Anneke (girls) Anders, Sander (boy).
Not only are their enough names to make your head swim, there’s also advice on baby naming. For example: “Rule out all names of ex-girlfriends and ex-boyfriends.” Buy this to entertain yourself for the next nine months or for a girlfriend who just made her big “I’m expecting!” news.
Is your favorite name on the list? How did you pick your baby name. Let us know. For me, we wanted names that felt individual while also working with our last name. We also took into account how the nicknames would sound. Though--kids earn nicknames, they don't always get names parents would expect.