My friend Ann sent me the list of the Top 100 Baby Names of 2007, according to Baby Center. Some thoughts:
--Thankfully, Kelly is not on the list, for either gender.
--Aiden, Jayden, Caden AND Brayden? Stop the insanity! They sound like a boy band.
--I hope someone names their twins Madison and Addison. Also, who is out there still naming their daughter Madison at this point? It's about the most overused name there is, the purest example of a cliche name for its era. How about moving on to another random state capital, like Albany or Sacramento?
--The last name as first name trend continues to rage. Our own last name, Cooper, is #70. STOP NAMING YOUR KIDS MY LAST NAME!
--When in doubt, turn to the bible. Elijah! Gabriel! Isaac! Isaiah! But stop with the backwards names...Nevaeh?
--It's funny to me how many people are shocked when they choose a name like Sophia or Emily and then their kid goes to school and meets seven others.