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    Default Top Baby Names by 2015

    According to Freakemonics authors, they predict the following names will be the most popular baby names by 2015:

    Girls

    Annika
    Ansley
    Ava
    Avery
    Aviva
    Clementine
    Elaonor
    Ella
    Emma
    Fiona
    Flannery
    Grace
    Isabel
    Kate
    Lara
    Linden
    Maeve
    Marie-Claire
    Maya
    Philippa
    Phoebe
    Quinn
    Sophie
    Waverly

    Boys

    Aidan
    Aido
    Anderson
    Ansel
    Asher
    Beckett
    Bennett
    Carter
    Cooper
    Finnegan
    Harper
    Jackson
    Johan
    Keyon
    Liam
    Maxamillian
    McGregor
    Oliver
    Reagan
    Sander
    Sumner
    Will

    This list was produced in the book in the final chapter which discussed the importance of a parent's "first official act" of naming their baby. It was pretty fascinating look at how names move up and down the social and cultural ladder. It was interesting to hear how names come and go in popularity so quickly. It's usually the highly educated parents that start the trends.

    Were any of your favorite names on the lists?

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    My favorites from the list (my top faves are in orange):

    Girls

    Ava
    Avery
    Emma
    Grace
    Isabel

    Kate
    Maya
    Quinn
    Sophie
    Waverly

    Boys

    Anderson
    Carter
    Cooper

    Harper
    Liam
    Maxamillian (just Max, though)
    McGregor
    Oliver
    Will

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    Yup, My ds's name... Aidan
    Aidan Patrick 6/27/03
    Conor Padraig 8/29/06
    Molly Catherine 7/15/09

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    That list does not include many ethnic or cultural names. Even if this list is meant to represent top US baby names, most Latin, Asian, and African choices are clearly missing.

    For example, various analyses have predicted that there will be 98 million "Hispanics" living in the US by 2050--Most Spanish sounding names have been left off the list --names like: Maria, Ana, Jose, and Juan (in English: Mary, Ann, Joseph, and John).

    Sorry to be so negative--but it just strikes a chord.
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    My favoites from the list:

    Ava
    Eleanor
    Ella
    Emma
    Grace
    Isabel
    Maeve
    Maya

    Aidan
    Asher
    Finnegan
    Liam
    Oliver


    I agree with the PP - I think we're going to see a lot more ethnic names (particularly Hispanic) than these lists represent. I'll be interested if some of the more unusual names become popular. Clementine? Flannery?
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    I didn't take that as being negative at all. That said, the book does delve into ethnic names. However, if you look at the top names of even the SSA baby names listings for 2004, Maria ranks in at 45. The above list only ranks the top 20. I think the trend is that more and more ethnic groups are using caucasian sounding names.

    I am Hispanic and my name is Kelli. My Hispanic best friend, named Donna, has a 2 year old DD named Sydney and 2 boys named Christian and Sean. Clearly, we are becoming a more homogonized society.

    This is only a prediction anyway, I think we should take it for what it's worth.

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    The ones that I like...

    Girls:
    Annika
    Avery
    Elaonor
    Grace
    Isabel
    Kate
    Maya
    Phoebe
    Sophie


    Boys:
    Aidan
    Keyon
    Will
    Benjamin 05.16.07
    Gabriel 7.9.09
    Toby 7.18.11


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    Annika
    Fiona
    Maya

    Asher


    were all on my list - didn't use any of them though!
    Andrea & Rich ~ May 25, 2003
    Naomi Soleil- September 23, 2005~ 5 pounds, 7 ounces
    Beautiful Baby Girl #2~expected June 10, 2008

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    Ha! My DD's First AND middle names made the list Ava Grace
    Nikki & Phil - August 28, 2004
    Ava Grace - August 23, 2005
    Gabriella Brooke - June 12, 2008

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    Girls

    Ansley
    Ava
    Avery
    Ella ( our pick for a girl name)
    Emma
    Fiona
    Flannery
    Grace
    Isabel
    Kate
    Lara
    Quinn
    Sophie

    Boys

    Aidan
    Anderson
    Bennett
    Carter
    Cooper
    Finnegan
    Harper
    Jackson
    Liam
    Maxamillian
    Oliver
    Will

    i like these the best from the list
    * lauren & brian *
    * eli joseph & ben henry *
    * geaux tigers **who dat*

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