Sophia and Jacob are the most popular baby names of 2011, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Yes, the SSA. They lure people over to their website to see the names hoping they stay to learn about other services.
Back to the names.
Sophia apparently beat out Isabella, which was the most popular name the previous two years.
Isabella was one of my favorite names when I was pregnant with my now 3 1/2 year old. He turned out to be a boy, so I dodged a bullet there.
Being named Jennifer, I cringe every time I hear about another popular baby names list coming out. I just hope my boys’ names aren’t on it. According to the SSA, Jennifer ranks as the fourth most popular girls name between 1912-2011.
It gets annoying when you have a popular name. You always have to use the first initial in your last name.
Thus, the name of this website – another jennifer.
Matthew, my husband’s name, is ranked 13th among the most popular boys names.
Our parents weren’t very original.
So far, I haven’t seen my boys’ names in the top 20. Phew.
The sad part about the list? The name Mason jumped to number 2 on the boys side, possibly due to the fact that reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian’s son is named Mason. Also, the fastest riser on the girls’ list may come from Briella Calafiore, the blonde reality star hairdresser from cable TV’s “Jerseylicious.”
Yikes. I think we should stick to the biblical names. It’s much easier to explain the origin.
Who knows. Maybe we’ll see a website pop up in 35 years called another sophia.
Do you have a popular name? Where do you rank?