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The Suburbanite
  • ‘Ga ga’ over baby names

  • The Social Security Administration released the top 100 baby names of 2011 for each state Friday — following the countrywide results announced Monday. So what’s in a name? We asked you on Facebook about your thoughts on the top baby names

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  • The Social Security Administration released the top 100 baby names of 2011 for each state Friday — following the countrywide results announced Monday. So what’s in a name? We asked you on Facebook about your thoughts on the top baby names.
    1. Would you — or have you — named a child based on a popularity list?
    You said:
    “I would not have chosen my children’s name based on the popularity of names. Who wants to be in a classroom where your last name’s initial becomes what you get called? ‘Emily C., Emily F. and Emily H. please stand up. Oh no, not you Emily R.’ All of our children have unique names except one (Zachary) and I like them being one of a kind.”
    — Jo Ann Fournier-Kirkpatrick
    “My daughter’s name is No. 10 (and) wasn’t picked because it was popular, and I’m sure not many is spelled her way either.”
    — Kari Shimko
    “My first son, Alexander James, was chosen because I always loved the name. I was then aware it’s usually on the list. My second son (is) Anderson Dean. Let’s just say I’m a Cavs fan — plus Alexander and Anderson sound great together!”
    — Amy Weisent-Swinehart
    “That’s funny about the Emily comments. I hated my name growing up because nobody else had my name. I felt like the odd one out. Now the name Emily is so popular it blows my mind. I never thought it would ever be as popular as it is now.”
    — Emily Philpott
    2. And what names are your favorite?
    You said:
    “Emma is my favorite and that is because that is my daughter’s name. She is 10, and we had it before it became so popular!”
    — Chaney Graber-Sommer
    “Carly, my daughter’s name!”
    — Lindsay Van Peeren
    “As a mother of four boys, I always wanted a girl named Isabel.”
    — Nicole Peloso-Miller
     
    For more baby name talk, weigh in at Mommy Diaries at CantonRep.com/blogs.