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Best New Top 1000 Names: Sutton, Jericho & Wren

May 15, 2014 Linda Rosenkrantz

One of the most interesting things to check out when a new Social Security list appears each year is which names have cracked the Top 1000 for the first time, and this edition saw quite a few particularly cool examples. Some, not surprisingly, popped on via a pop culture/celebrity  connection, some reflect some more widespread trends, while others are the inevitable spelling variations (yes, you, Jurnee and Kamdyn) that might prove to be one-time wonders. Here are 12 new names most likely to have staying power:

Ares

The Greek and Roman gods and goddesses have definitely come down to earth and are alighting on birth certificates. Greek god Ares, and his Roman counterpart Mars, though both fierce gods of war, are now earthly options: Ares came in at Number 904. He's been seen on several TV shows, including Immortals.

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