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.”


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