What's Your Favorite 'Most Popular' Baby Name?

Living 2012/05/15 22:00:00
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The new list of the most popular baby names is in -- and we're sad to report that one of them was influenced by a Kardashian. Sophia is the new most popular baby name for girls, while Jacob is the No. 1 name for boys for the 13th year in a row, according to a list released Monday by the Social Security Administration.

Isabella, which had been the top girl's name for two years, sunk to second place in 2011. Emma, Olivia and Ava came in third, fourth and fifth. Mason rose 10 spots to become the second most popular name for boys -- most likely due to Kourtney Kardashian's little reality star (though Mason first entered the top 100 in 1997). William, Jayden and Noah completed the top five names for boys.

Another frightening factoid: The fastest rising name for girls was Briella, which rose 394 spots to No. 497. Briella Calafiore stars in "Jerseylicious," and yes, people want to name their baby after her. What's your favorite baby name from the recent "Most Popular" list?
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  • Mark Me... glass_b... 2012/05/16 07:04:09
    Mark Mercer
    If you use all them up, call the next girl , Betty.
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/05/16 04:59:24
    My favorite name is...
    lurx: the soda jerk

    ...it's the most common name in the world, and even the most popular name for baby boys in England, beating out names like "Jack" and "Harry".

  • Ginger lurx: t... 2012/05/16 17:57:14
    In England yes but from people who came from abroad .
  • MDC 2012/05/16 04:31:04
    Because that is my actual name ;-)
  • Candiss 2012/05/16 04:30:55
    My favorite name is...
    Cameron, Kendle, and Chase , these are my fav! Because they are my babies names, 2 boys ages 22,& 14 ,and my daughter, Kendle Starr who is 17 xoxo
  • LelaJohnson 2012/05/16 04:27:45
    My favorite name is...
    Paris or Starr
    I named my girls Ashlyne Brooke & Addison Noelle.
  • Kevin 2012/05/16 04:27:21
  • Peewee ... Kevin 2012/05/16 05:51:46
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    You go, guy!
  • Skye 2012/05/16 04:27:13 (edited)
    My favorite name is...
    Avalon for girl name. Idk for boy.
  • BRIDGET 2012/05/16 04:20:35
    My favorite name is...
  • ♥wrecklyss♥ 2012/05/16 04:10:32 (edited)
    My favorite name is...
    Boys: Louis or Niall :D
    And thanks to the Hunger Games, I'd probably name my baby girl Primrose xD
    hunger games primrose gif
  • glass_b... ♥wreckl... 2012/05/16 04:53:44
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    I really like the name Rue! Rue hunger games GIF
  • freebirdie 2012/05/16 03:59:03
    My favorite name is...
    Dominic and Jhadina.
  • émilie✿ 2012/05/16 03:50:04
    My favorite name is...
    Noah and Olivia.
  • METALheadMom 2012/05/16 03:46:22
    My favorite name is...
    Really? Now why would I care what anyone else names their kids? I could give a rat's butt who names who what. I'd like to know WHO puts up the MONEY to put together such stupid lists like this, and WHY. Don't the FEDS have anything BETTER to do?
  • Candiss METALhe... 2012/05/16 04:33:53
  • +Harmonious Love+ 2012/05/16 03:45:38
  • GoreGirl 2012/05/16 03:26:34
    My favorite name is...
    Out of the top 20 of each I'd say: Ethan, Ava

    My personal favorites are: Michael, Amelia, Alexander(ra)
  • marina.leps 2012/05/16 03:16:19
    My favorite name is...
    Vada & Xavier <3 or Nicholas :))
  • TC1116 2012/05/16 03:09:28
    That's why I named my son Jacob, though. Loved the name.
  • Mrs. Kathy Arch 2012/05/16 03:05:11
    Mrs. Kathy Arch
    Isabella, but I might be biased. :)
  • Ankita KC 2012/05/16 03:03:58
    My favorite name is...
    Ankita KC
    My Name ! Its Akxy and I Love it even though it's just a bunch of random letters put together by my parents.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/05/16 02:46:36
  • Kashee 2012/05/16 02:44:24
    I like the name Mason
  • lady blue 2012/05/16 02:42:22
    My favorite name is...
    lady blue
    David and Christian.

    Katherine and Mariah.
  • Peewee ... lady blue 2012/05/16 05:54:30
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    That's wild, my Grandma was Katherine Martha and my dad was David Clyde
  • lady blue Peewee ... 2012/05/16 06:30:38
    lady blue
    Hi my friend, how amazing is that ? I love the name Katherine and David.
    They were always my very first choices of favorite names.
  • Peewee ... lady blue 2012/05/16 22:59:24
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    great names :-)
  • lady blue Peewee ... 2012/05/16 23:03:17
    lady blue
    Thanks so much my friend :)
  • Krysta 2012/05/16 02:30:36
    My favorite name is...
    Valerie for my girl and Silus for my boy :)
  • Cameryn (◠‿◠✿) 2012/05/16 02:27:02
    My favorite name is...
    Cameryn (◠‿◠✿)
    Girls: Rena, Lily, or Emmaline
    Guys: Alex or Xavier
  • StarryNights17 2012/05/16 02:21:51
    My favorite name is...
    Top Five!
    I also like many more!(Another for Girls: Rosary or something Japanese
    Another for boys: Gavin or Remington, I had a friend named Remington once!)
  • Candiss StarryN... 2012/05/16 04:36:43
    Wow, you put alot thought into this , lol, x
  • apersonyoudontknow 2012/05/16 02:09:32
    My favorite name is...
    i like Artemis or Artice (which isn't even a real name but whatever) but my definite favourite one would be Lily, which is nice and simple yet sweet sounding. I also like it because of Lily Evans from Harry Potter!

    For boys...ehhh. Don't care much for any of the boy's names.
  • Say_wut_o_O 2012/05/16 02:09:25
    My favorite name is...
    I love the name 'Andrew' :)
  • UrbanHillbilly 2012/05/16 02:02:12
    The only connection I make with this name is to an exceptionally beautiful actress. sophia loren

    Isabella is the name of the main character in Beauty and the Beast. Since the modern depiction of the "beast" in the story no longer conveys the moral of the original story, any reminder of it irritates me.

    I never cared for the name Jacob. It always sounded too "goody-good" for anyone I'd associate with. Then, I'm sure there are plenty of rat-fink bastards that go by that name.

    Mason sound suitably masculine, but I just don't care for it.
  • •Sora•Knightwalker• 2012/05/16 02:00:42
    My favorite name is...
    Azure and Alexander, Xander for short,
  • Blank 2012/05/16 02:00:28
    My favorite name is...
    Ringo George Paul John teeeeheeeeeeee
  • shana dalton 2012/05/16 01:53:11
    My favorite name is...
    shana dalton
    My favourite would be either for a girl Natara and for a boy Katsuro
  • Just Another Girl (5) 2012/05/16 01:50:40
    My favorite name is...
    Just Another Girl (5)
    For a boy it is Nicolas, but my husband hated it so we went with

    Scott Charles
    Michael James
    Zachary Mitchell

    For a girl I like Kaylee (pronounced Ki-Lee)

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