I love naming things! I would have a dozen animals just so I could name them all, I love it so much. We didn’t get pregnant until we had been married for seven years but I’ve had a spreadsheet since we were newlyweds of possible baby names. My spreadsheet was pretty detailed with various tabs for boys first names, boys middle names, girls first names, and girl middle names as well as linking to the meanings on various websites.
One of the websites I used when looking for baby name inspiration was the Social Security Administration’s annual list of the 1,000 most popular baby names. The list of names for 2010 was just released and since we’re trying to get pregnant again I figured I’d take a look at the latest list. There are lots of cute names on the list, some that I hate, and some I’d never even consider naming my child.
2010 Top Baby Names from the Social Security Administration
You all know my daughter’s name isn’t really Cakes. At least I hope you know that. Her name actually wasn’t originally on our girl’s name list but on the boy’s side. My husband and I both have androgynous names and when we found out we were having a girl we started reevaluating our list and moving things around. Our top three names were Peyton, Hayden, and the name we chose. Her name isn’t on the SSA’s girl side at all, although I have seen one other girl online of about the same age with the name. It is on the boy’s side but not in the most popular names either so I feel pretty confident when people speak about her, there will be no doubt who they mean!
Is your child or children’s name on the list? Are you willing to name use one of the most popular baby names? Or, do you prefer something a little more obscure?