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June 10th, 2002

What’s in a Name?

Have you ever felt like you were stuck with a bum name?

I’ve never felt wronged with my first name. Paul is now officially out of favor with most people, but I like it. It’s one syllable, easy to remember, pretty easy to spell, and certainly fits my “wacky zany goofball” personality.

But Ryan’s name is still popular – he’s at #19!

A few surprises from the list: Caleb is the 43rd most popular boy’s name; Tristan ranks as a popular boy’s name; and, about a third of the girls’ names are either clever misspellings (“Jordyn”, “Kaylee”) or seemingly out there (“Makayla”). One thing is clear: kids being born in the 00s are primed to be the next Rainbows and Sunshines.

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