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Daily Archives: 15, December 2011

The name game

John Corbett played Carrie Bradshaw's former flame Aiden in "Sex and the City." Aiden is the No. 1 boys' name in the U.S.

The most popular U.S. baby names were released recently, with Sophia and Aiden topping the list. Here’s the top 10 girls’ and boys’ names stateside:

GIRLS
1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Isabella
4. Olivia
5. Ava
6. Lily
7. Chloe
8. Madison
9. Emily
10. Abigail

BOYS
1. Aiden
2. Jackson
3. Mason
4. Liam
5. Jacob
6. Jayden
7. Ethan
8. Noah
9. Lucas
10. Logan

By comparison, the UK’s top baby names were released a few months back and Olivia and Oliver took the #1 spot.

GIRLS
1. Olivia
2. Sophie
3. Emily
4. Lily
5. Amelia
6. Jessica
7. Ruby
8. Chloe
9. Grace
10. Evie

BOYS
1. Oliver
2. Jack
3. Harry
4. Alfie
5. Charlie
6. Thomas
7. William
8. Joshua
9. George
10. James

It seems that there are a few cross-over names: Emily, Lily, Olivia and Chloe. But what about the boys? Apparently, that’s a harder sell. Brits don’t want to name their boys Logan or Mason and Americans won’t touch Alfie or Oliver.

I should add that the Daily Mail reported last month that adjectives are predicted to be the next big baby names in the UK. Names like Happy, True, Noble, Brave, Strong, Loyal, Loving, Sunny and Golden are going to be big, people.

I guess that beats Doc, Happy, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey and Bashful.

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