by Mary Whisner from Gallagher Blogs
The Social Security Administration has released its list of the most popular baby names in the last year, with Sophia and Jacob at the top. Reality TV, religion give birth to top baby names, Seattle Times, May 14, 2012.
Why stop with the most recent year? The curious can visit the Social Security Administration’s Popular Baby Names site and find out how a name has ranked going back to 1922. (The first Social Security card was issued in November 1936.)
My own name, Mary, was #1 the year I was born. It was in the top 5 from 1922 through 1967, but has now toppled to #112. Continue reading 'Names, Popular and Not So Popular'»