So, David and I have a lot of trouble coming up with names. We hardly ever agree. I say that it can't be in the top 100 for the last year. It has to be definitely masculine or feminine. I don't like girl's names that end in -y or -ie except in very special cases. It has to have a cool meaning. It has to go well with the middle name we've picked out--we hardly ever have a hard time picking a middle name. :) It has to have a few cool nick names if at all possible (Xander's the only one who doesn't really). It has to be kind of trendy without being extremely popular; unusual without being laughable; no famous people of dubious character can share the name. If there is a standard or common spelling, it will have that spelling. I search the web, trying to make sure that all the requirements are met.
So, check out this list:
Most Popular Baby Names
Notice, boy name 59. Girl name 85 and 95.
I was kinda upset to learn that Xander was the 98th name for 2002, but I dealt with it. However, I'm going to really loose it if Abrianna gets popular. It was not even in the top 1000 (yes, that's the top ONE THOUSAND) for 2006. Not to mention, we went with the more phonetic spelling Aubriana and I didn't mind because there was no way it was going to get popular. :P
Luckily, this is not the official Social Security data. It is only names that have been favorited on the babynames.com site. So, I'm not going to wig out yet. But people better back off my of my names. I worked dang hard to figure them out.
As a side note, did you notice boy name 95? Pretty cool to see Miles and Abrianna side by side. So, it's not all bad. ;) Oh, and I guess that means that I have good taste. Small comforts.