An original thought can be tough to come by, as can an original name. The latter is constantly evidenced by folks who name their dogs two of the most popular monikers of Max and Sassy. Or parents who name their kids Emma.
Emma tops the recently released list of the most popular baby names for 2011, which means every other kid entering kindergarten in 2016 will be fighting for the lunchbox marked with the letter E.
The most popular list of baby names is released annually by BabyCenter.com and it can be a very helpful tool for parents – when it comes to knowing what not to name their kids going forward.
Top names for 2011 for little girls kick off with Emma, and then continue through the top five with other names ending in A. Emma is followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava. Taking up the rear through slot number eight are Madison, Emily and Ella.
Mason tops of the list of popular little boy names, followed by Liam, Noah, Ethan and Jacob. Aiden, Jackson and Logan complete the top eight.
This is not to say that any of these names are not beautiful or cool. One of my childhood cat’s three names was Mason and Jimi Hendrix really belts it out when he’s screaming for “Izabella” (although the name has an alternate spelling).
But this is to say that new parents should steer clear from these particular names unless they want their children to grow up with a potential identity crisis.