Unusual baby names are becoming more and more, well, common these days. A mere one percent of babies are named Emma or Jacob, the most popular names, and only about ten percent are given one of the Top Ten names. Compare that to a hundred years ago, when FIVE percent of babies were given the most popular names John or Mary, and 30 percent of boys and 20 percent of girls received one of the Top Ten Names. For the first time, less than half of all babies get one of the Top 50 names.
Interesting, right? (To read the rest of the article click here) Turns out that even popular names aren't all that popular. I found the article comforting. Even relieving. I
And yet, I don't have any interest in naming my child something wildly unique, like Katniss or Seven. Katniss is the female heroine from The Hunger Games. Seven is a number. Both make me scrunch my nose and say, "really?" because I think they're a bit too far off the grid. I want my future children to have established names, as opposed to science fiction character names or numeric digits, yet I don't want their names to be duplicated within their (and my) inner circle. I always thought that I was asking for the impossible. Perhaps not. This article makes me feel like my dream is attainable, my order is not too tall.
|The Hunger Games (first of the series).|
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