Nowadays it seems like parents are clocking baby naming trends so they know what NOT to name their children.
Seems the one trend that has stayed the same for several years now is trying to name your baby something nobody has ever heard before.
That’s in stark contrast to the 1950s, when the most popular girl and boy names (Mary and John) accounted for half of all babies named each year. Today, the most popular names account for just 1 percent of all babies.
As reported on The Huffington Post several new baby naming trends are already shaping up for 2013 but the trend of naming your kid something unusual is at the top.
Laura Wattenberg, a statistician who blogs at BabyNameWizard.com, tells LiveScience, “Everybody is looking for this impossible dream, which is a name that everybody knows, everybody loves and nobody is using…As you can imagine, it just doesn’t work that way.”
Still, it doesn’t stop parents from trying. Below are some of the baby name trends shaping up for 2013 as reported by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry. Sorry all you parents hoping to be unique, you’re already part of a trend…
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