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I remember seeing a list of 23 each online from the Freakonomics author .... here it is!
If you don't want to click the link, the full 23 are
I agree with the IDEAS behind the predictions ... the sounds are right and all, and the trends ... but I don't know if those will be the exact names (really, probably not!). Quinn makes sense because it fits the surname trend, and if -son names switch over to boy use entirely, I can see parents looking for surnames that don't end in -son for their daughters. Maybe they'll find Quinn. Or maybe some other surname, who knows?
I can't see Harper or Flannery ever being in the boys' top 20 unless we COMPLETELY stop teaching American Lit in high school! Come on, naming boys after Harper Lee and Flannery O'Connor? I think Harper and Flannery will more likely be popular for girls in 2015.
I can see Eleanora too. Eleanor is rising fast at the moment; it could fade away and be surpassed by the frillier Eleanora and Leonora by 2015.
The one I fear becoming popular is Clementine! If this baby is a girl it will either be Clementine or Susannah. Susannah is rising now so I'm leaning more toward Clementine; that would be AWFUL!
ETA: The way everyone talks about the Hispanic population growing, I expect the REAL list in 2015 will have a lot more Spanish names!
Well shoot ... I was thinking about it last night, and I dreamed that DF named the baby Susannah. I was screaming "NO, NO, we have to use Clementine before 2015 because Clementine will be a top name then!"
Well shoot ... I was thinking about it last night, and I dreamed that DF named the baby Susannah. I was screaming "NO, NO, we have to use Clementine before 2015 because Clementine will be a top name then!" [/b]
Hey, at least you'll be several years ahead of the trend... everyone will know (just by your daughter's age) that you were a trend setter, not a follower!