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Tell Mommy: Is Your Tot's Name One of the Most Popular?

Tell Mommy: Is Your Tot's Name One of the Most Popular?

What's in a name? Well, for someone with a bundle of joy on the way, just about everything. BabyCenter recently released the most popular baby names of 2008 and here are the top ten girls names:

  1. Emma
  2. Sophia
  3. Madison
  4. Isabella
  5. Olivia
  6. Ava
  7. Madeline
  8. Addison
  9. Hailey
  10. Lily

For the list of the top ten boys names, just


  1. Aiden
  2. Jayden
  3. Ethan
  4. Jacob
  5. Caden
  6. Jackson
  7. Noah
  8. Jack
  9. Logan
  10. Matthew

Does your lil one's name fall on the list? For the full list of 100 girls and boys names check out their website.


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chy1 chy1 8 years
my name is Chylah pronounced shy-luh and i have not known anyone with this name. i love it, but the spelling is a pain because all my teachers in school called me everything under the, sharlah, and the list goes on...
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I've seen Ericka as an alternate spelling as long as I can remember. I'm not talking about lesser-used alternatives. Lenzy isn't trendy, it's a totally different name. I've always preferred Eva to Ava.
Evalicious Evalicious 8 years
ON TRENDEIGH NAMES = Growing up I hated my name because it was sooooo damn common - Ericka. But I do love the fact that my parents made it unique by spelling it differently than what was typical at the time (Erica). Also my middle name is Nacole (Nicole). My sister's name is Lenzy (instead of Lindsay). I am grateful for the unique spelling of our names. ON MY DAUGHTER'S NAME = I named her Eva Nacole. Not a top 10 either, but pretty close to the name Ava.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 8 years
My son is James after my grandfather. It's not on the top 10, but it's one of those classics that keeps up with modern sounding names, too. If we have a second and we have a girl, we have a very unique name that I'm not going to tell for fear of it becoming popular LOL! I'm sorry but I really don't like the names Madison, Hailey or Addison. They seem cute on a 4-year old but I can't picture an adult being called Madison (other than from the movie Splash).
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I think Jayden and Aiden/Aidan sound fine on adults/teenagers. I know plenty of adult men named Aidan. I don't think they're "kid" names at all.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Sorry to all parents here if I am being offensive, but what really irritates me is when parents name their kids something that sounds good as a kid, but maybe not so much as an adult without variation. A cousin of mine is about 6 and his name is Jayden. sounds cute now, but in high school, I bet he will be Jay? Why? Because Jayden just doesn't seem to fit (in my head) a 17 yr old! I feel the same way about Aiden and those. The girls name I dislike the most is Kayla. It's so cute for a little girl, but for a teenager, it sounds a little too childish. I'm Christine. I don't go by Christine, but ya know, Christine will last me until I am dead, and I won't have a 12 yr old name. Same for friends of mine like Deena, Jaclyn, Madelyn, Grace, etc. Nice names for kids, but names that fit even in old age. As for me...I used to adore Ava. Now, I see it and I'm like god, I wish everyone and their mother would stop naming their kids that! I am going to name my future son, if I have one, James. It's been decided. I'm always changing my thoughts on girls names. I like Madelyn, Jackie (just Jackie), and Brooke. Some others as well, but it's always changing.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Sex and the City. I don't think the names that rhyme are knock-offs, though. I also agree with Roarman that popularity doesn't decide a name for us, whether or not we like it does. Although it's difficult to find good Italian boy names we like and still have them be popular anyway.
MaggieLei MaggieLei 8 years
Could somebody tell me what SATC is? Our son is named Aidan and I had no idea it was popular when we chose it. My husband has a really strong Scottish heritage and I have a strong Irish heritage so we were going for a Celtic or Gaelic name. We wanted Ian or Liam, but we have friends who had those names. None of our friends had heard the name Aidan when we chose it so we thought it was safe. Then we heard it was number one or two that year. Now it is everywhere with all of its ridiculous knock-offs (Jayen, Brayden, Caden, etc.) I didn't know it was on a TV show. That would explain it.
Roarman Roarman 8 years
I don't care if a name is 1 or 1 million, if I like it I will use it. The names I hate most are the ones named after products. My daugher has a Dasani in her class. Neither of my kids names are in the 100. My daugher not in the 1,000 my son might be but I never checked. My name will never make it onto any list.
krt5028 krt5028 8 years
i'm so ticked off Lily is popular now. i've loved that name for years. when kate beckinsale named her daughter that it was the first i'd seen a lily younger than 65.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I named my first daughter Olivia, #5 on the list, oh well. The name is beautiful and it fits her and it rolls off the tongue well when I'm hollering at her! ha ha ha My second daughter is Violet, which I had picked out for two years before she was born, and then Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner had to name their daughter that and she was born two weeks before my Violet was. But both names are beautiful and fit both girls. I hate these lists because I think you should name a child something that you like, something that is PERSONAL, so what if it's a trendy name!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
My name didnt crack the 100. thank goodness.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 8 years
My daughter is #53-Julia and my son is #21-Alexander... But they are 13 and 18 respectively, so...
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
I know many Isabellas and Sophias. Emma was used up long ago, hard to believe it's still number one. While I'm for traditional, I don't like popular. Too unique is just irritating. Hard times for names...LOL.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Greighghee. *lol* Although people always think my second son and my daughter's names are misspelled or "unique" spellings. They're not.
sofi sofi 8 years
Nope, our kid's names don't fall in the top ten but not uncommon either. Being a Sofia growing up I always felt I had an odd name because it was uncommon, but now there are a ton of little Sophie's around.
mhg mhg 8 years
i'm totally with you greggie or should i say, greighghee. i hate, hate, hate "trendeigh" names where people tweak the spelling in an attempt at creativity. alas, no one ever asks me though, about my opinion on this so i had to sound off here.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I have no idea who Aidan on SATC is, I never watched the show.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
i like jack, isabella and sophia, but prefer sophie. the other ones are just whatever. especially aiden, addison, emma, lily, hayley and jayden--i have no clue why those names are so popular?! especially aiden from satc... why would you name your kid after him?! no offense! just my opinion the ones which i like and am disappointed about being popular are chloe and hannah.9though not in top ten) i might go with chloe anyways (if i am blessed with a daughter) because i REALLY love the name~! haha
isabelle315 isabelle315 8 years
Argh! We named our daughter Lily because it was simple, pretty, and feminine and because (we though) it was NOT so very popular. After she was born in June, all of a sudden, I kept hearing of babies being named Lily!! Go figure. I hope she doesn't have 5 Lilys in her classes at school.
facin8me facin8me 8 years
Greggie, I had to giggle at your comment because when you click on the link for the story above, the "questions and answers" things that shows up on the right hand side answers a question about how one should handle people criticizing a baby name and the featured answer starts out with "omg what sucky names!!! ewwwwww!!! i am considering (name w/ nickname) MycElliot (ellie) MycKaiylah (kaylee) MycKenzeigh..."
facin8me facin8me 8 years
I should clarify that I don't have a problem with trendy names, I have a problem with only looking at names that are trendy. I've always loved the name Hannah; but I will give using it as a name a second look because it is sort of popular.
livyourlife livyourlife 8 years
My name is Olivia, but I'm in college now, and growing up I NEVER knew anyone named Olivia... it's crazy! But now I know bunches of little kids named Olivia. I guess my mom was slightly ahead of the time, lol!
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
:rotfl: I love it Greggie! "trendeigh" I don't like 'misspelled' names either. I think that's because my name is Crystal. People always try to spell it Khristle or something. I always respond "No! Just the normal spelling!" Annoys the heck out of me. Although I guess one of the girls names we have picked out - "Robyn" is kind of a trendy spelling. Although I also think it is a rather accepted spelling.
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