How popular is your childs name in your community?
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August 13th, 2009, 09:33 AM
My kids haven't started school, but I don't know any baby Luke's or Lauren's, though both names are ranked fairly high on the SSA website.
I looked into it once, and realized that "most popular" really doesn't mean much. There are A LOT of babies born in the US every year. I think I looked at Florida, and there were 80,000+ babies born the same year Luke was who used the top 100 names (maybe it was the top 1000...). Either way, like 500 of them were Lukes.. in the entire state.
Take into the account the sheer amount of various schools in any one community range.. It's actually fairly unlikely they'd have to share their name.
Names have come a long way since the 80s, when we grew up with 15 Jessica's and 12 Jennifer's in every class.