I like a lot of these names. But I dislike quite a few as well. And there are a couple I loathe. Yes, loathe, you read that right. Come on people, spelling something (Nevaeh, for example at #97) backward does not make it a cool name; it's lame. And worse, it's lame and difficult to pronounce: a winning combination if there ever was one.
And I'll never understand using the name of a celebrity, or at least one that is less than a true legend. #8 Addison. #40 Keira. #60 Aaliyah. I cannot fathom how a mere character in an evening drama has skyrocketed to number 8 over the last few years...it's nothing short of bizarre to me. But it's not my kid to name, is it? Regardless, this one takes the cake:
A new father has secretly named his baby girl Sarah McCain Palin after the Republican ticket for president and vice president.That said, there are so many lovely names on there - I love that people are dredging up classic names from the past and giving them another go round, especially for girls. Ava. Lila. Abigail. Evelyn. Grace. Ella. Lillian. I adore Tristan. Julian. Thomas.
Of course they had plenty of hideous trendy names a hundred years ago too, so hopefully they will just stay put in the cobwebs of history.
So anyway - here's the 2008 list, for your reading pleasure:
Name information from Babycenter.com.