I Just Can’t Even – But I’m Old

So these are the most popular baby names by state. I don’t know what’s more dumbfounding, Emma, Olivia and Sophia dominating so dominatingly – in 43 out of 51 states (and D.C.)!!! Or is it the funky outliers in 8 places:

Mia in NM and no place else? Do they just hate Woody Allen there?
Harper in BOTH Dakotas? Is it “To Kill a Mockingbird”?
Isabella in Florida and nowhere else?
Ava in 3 southern states, defensive and surrounded by Olivias and Emmas
And then D.C. with good old Elizabeth (but I’m old)

Liam? Noah? Seriously? You’re making me nostalgic for Brandon for crying out loud.

At least the boys have more variation, but to what end? Henry? Really Minnesota?

I would not have bet on Mason anywhere, but if I had to would I have foreseen this odd trio of Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Louisiana? Sing it with me “one of these things is not like the other.”

BabyNames2014_2

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s