When the Social Security Administration released the 2012 list of Popular Baby Names last week, no one was really shocked to see Sophia and Jacob in the #1 spots. In fact, none of the names were shockers at all. Playgrounds and classrooms have had a sea of Aidens and Olivias, of Noahs and Emmas, for years now. And while these names are all in the top spots for a reason (they’re lovely names, of course), they’re beginning to sound a bit tired and old.
Perhaps what’s of more use than the Top 20 spots are the names that fall further down on the list – names that are so good for so many reasons, not least of which is the fact that they’re less often used.
If you’re looking for a fresher sounding name and don’t want your kid to be one of the 4 Masons in his class, why not consider any of these 20 fresh baby names that didn’t make the Top 20?
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