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New Top Names List: Share Your Predictions!

New Top Names List: Share Your Predictions!

It’s just a little over a week  till the new Most Popular Names list is announced, for 2009.  How do you think things are going to change?  Will Emma and/or Jacob be toppled from their top spots? What names will rise and which will fall?

Here, as refresher, is the Top Ten for 2008:

girls

1. Emma (unseating Emily for the first time)2. Isabella3. Emily4. Madison5. Ava6. Olivia7. Sophia8. Abigail9. Elizabeth10. Chloe (first appearance in Top 10)

boys

1. Jacob2. Michael3. Ethan4. Joshua5. Daniel6. Alexander7. Anthony8. William9. Christopher10. Matthew

So what do you think? Is it Jacob‘s turn to fall from the top? Any predictions on fastest risers inspired by celebrities or pop culture? What’s YOUR vision of the Top 10?

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About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.