Wednesday June 30, 2004

What's in a Name?

When my sister and I were growing up, we didn't meet many other Keri's or Vicki's (not even many Kerry's or Vicky's). I don't think this was so much intentional on the part of our parents as was the fact that our mother simply liked the names Vicki and Keri.

The June 2004 Readers Digest contains a short "filler" piece on popular baby names. Apparently, some people really want their children to stand out from the crowd. The scary thing is, their choices still aren't unique.

In the year 2000, the most popular names were Jacob (really?!) and Emily. But some babies were named more... commercially:

Armani (273)Lexus (353)
Stetson (103)Camry (56)
Evian 10)Ikea (5)
Dannon (7)Disney (5)

I can hear the voices from the future third-grade playgrounds...

Hey Lexus! Where's your license plates?
What's in a Name? ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Wed, 30 Jun, 22:17 Pacific