Nameberry Mother’s Day Contest Winners!
Thanks to all of you for entering the Nameberry Mother’s Day Contest. Now that the SSA lists are in, we are able to declare the winners–which turned out to be more complicated than we expected. Largely due to Emma jumping into first place–and not Isabella, which most of you predicted– and the surprise appearance of wild-card Chloe at #10, no one was able to come up with a perfect list.
In fact, very few of you made the Emma- Jacob combo your top picks. The two entrants who did (and are coincidentally evidence of the wide range of the nameberry world), and who also successfully predicted a large proportion of the other Top 20 names are:
The winners get an advance copy of our brand-new book, Beyond Ava & Aiden, along with signed copies of three other name guides. Runners-up are the five perceptive people who picked 18 of the 20 top names (though not necessarily in the proper order)–their names will be posted shortly.
Wondering what the most common sticking points were? On the girls’ list, it was including Addison, Hannah, Madeline, Lily, and/or Grace; and for the boys, Noah, Andrew, and triplets Aiden, Brayden, and Jayden.
But if we want to affirm our baby naming acumen: in last week’s poll, 71% correctly predicted that Jacob would stay on top and Emily would not.
And in the unlikely event that you somehow missed the official list, here are the Top Ten for each sex:
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on May 11th, 2009 at 9:10 am
Congrats to Catherine and Diane – what fabulous proof that names are life-long obsession. 😉
on May 11th, 2009 at 9:34 am
Congratulations to Catherine & Diane! Aesome skills there ladies! 🙂
Emily had to fall sometime, It was just a matter of time. 😉
on May 11th, 2009 at 11:07 am
Yay! Thanks guys! I’m super excited to get my hands on those books!
Congrats to Diane, too. We are a double dose of awesome, wooooooo!
on May 11th, 2009 at 12:49 pm
Catherine and Diane,
Congratulations on your win! Please be sure to use the stellar naming prowess you’ll acquire from your new books for good, not evil. 🙂
on May 11th, 2009 at 6:08 pm
Thank you all and a big congrats to Catherine too. I can never get enough of discussing names – ancestory, babies even pets are fair game 🙂
on May 12th, 2009 at 11:09 am
Good work, Catherine and Diane! I got 19 of the names correct, Jacob as the top boys’ name, but alas, missed on Emma. I had heard so much about Isabella that I thought she would be the top name.
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