What’s in a name?
Well just about everything. When parents are considering what to name their yet to be delivered bundle of joy the conversation can be never ending. This is something your child is going to carry with them their entire lives. Unless of course, they despise what you’ve chosen for them so much they decide to go to the courthouse and legally changer their name.
While thinking of names for your little one, chances are you’ll take the most popular names into consideration—either because you’re looking for inspiration or you’re hoping to avoid any frequently-used moniker. Well, now the most up-to-date info on baby naming trends is here, thanks to BabyCenter’s “Most popular baby names of 2018” report, writes Maressa Brown for parents.com.
The site uses data from more than 742,000 parents who shared their baby’s name with BabyCenter in 2018. Similar sounding names are also used when compiling the data, like Sophia and Sofia.
For baby girls born over the past twelve months, Sophia was the favorite once again, as it made the top of the list for the ninth consecutive year. And for little boys, Jackson—which has been the most popular baby name for boys for six years now—won yet again.
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