Monday, 29 July 2013

My Favorite Names (Part 3)

This is the third in a series of posts I've been doing simply because I have Asperger's Syndrome and I love names (everything about them) and wanted to see if anyone else in Internet-Land had any interest in me listing my favorites.

Today, I'm sharing my favorites ranked between 600-900 on the SSA's 2012 baby name list.

In terms of male names, I like:
603 - Dayton
610 - Joey
615 - Jefferson
623 - Neil
671 - Mathias
679 - Deacon
684 - Sterling
692 - Flynn
791 - Fletcher
794 - Theo
803 - Samson
810 - Callum
820 - Killian
831 - Fisher
839 - Seamus
856 - Darwin
860 - Brecken
894 - Bodhi

In terms of female names, I like:
600 - Liberty
605 - Lizbeth
610 - Isis
640 - Shiloh
658 - Matilda
668 - Meredith
691 - Beatrice
745 - Ellen
820 - Lilith
833 - Macey
843 - Temperance
844 - Aimee
883 - Juniper

I love that most of these names have such interesting histories that have contributed to their position on this list.  So many of these names are commonly associated with popular culture figures or characters in popular fiction or television and their presence in that medium have contributed to their popularity among new parents.  Shiloh, for example, hadn't made the list in 100 years until it skyrocketed to 788 in 2007 (and has since been hovering around 600 on the list) -- this, of course, is so incredibly influenced by the choice of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to name their daughter Shiloh.  Pitt and Jolie's Shiloh was born in 2006, so it's no coincidence that her relatively unheard-of name suddenly became popular the following year.