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Would You Name Your Kid Cyrus? The List of Hot Names for 2012 Is Out!
Whether you are pregnant, have kids or plan on never giving birth, there’s something fascinating about finding out what the hottest new baby names are each year. Nameberry’s 2012 list is out – and man, have we come a long way from Michael and Jennifer! Just think “The Hunger Games” and pop stars.
Here’s the list:
Rue – It’s better than Katniss! Thanks to “The Hunger Games” this short name tops the popularity list.
Emmett – Apparently, names that end in “ett” are trending. So look out for a more Becketts and Everetts at the playground too.
Weston, Wesley, and West – while “The Office” fans are a loyal bunch, I’m not sure we can entirely credit Jenna Fischer for this - it’s her son’s name.
Adele – Another obvious one. Pretty name – but not a coincidence that it’s the first time it’s surged in popularity since…well, 50 years ago.
Aria – One theory behind this newcomer is that according to studies, children whose names begin with A tend to get high marks in school. I don’t buy it. So does that mean that kids named “Zed” should just throw in the towel?
Cyrus – Really?
Estelle - Sweden’s royal couple named their baby daughter Estelle earlier this year. But British soul singer Estelle may want to take credit herself!
Cato – Cato is the villain in “The Hunger Games”. Isn’t that like named your kids Darth Vader?
Blythe – It means happiness – and really, what parent doesn’t want their kid to be happy or make others happy?
Here, I’ve listed the most popular names from 1992 and 1982 – seems like people having kids didn’t start climbing Mt. Crazy until the year 2000 when it came to naming their spawn.
Boys: Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Joshua, Andrew, Brandon, Daniel, Tyler, James, David
Girls: Ashley, Jessica, Amanda, Brittany, Sarah, Samantha, Emily, Stephanie, Elizabeth, Megan
Boys: Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Jason, David, James, Joshua, John, Robert, Daniel
Girls: Jennifer, Jessica, Amanda, Sarah, Melissa, Nicole, Stephanie, Elizabeth, Crystal, Amy
What influenced your decision when it came to naming your baby?