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Ten Predictions: Top Baby Names of 2018

The Social Security Administration will release data from 2018 in May, listing the names given to babies in the United States last year. This is an exciting time for namers, and to think that just over a year ago we didn't know this was a thing. We got super into naming in March of 2018, so we started a youtube channel, spent our time designing instas and pins, and joined a community of namers that we had no idea existed! We use the hashtag #namingbaby and try to keep our finger on the pulse of all things names.
Just about two months into our journey, we saw a tweet about the SSA release and clicked to their website for the first time. Who knew? Some of you, I'm sure. But we were new to naming and the thrill that came with name searches, sorts and data analysis motivated us to explore naming even more. Originally it was all about a youtube channel that offered "no opinions, just names." But the more we got into it, we couldn't resist finding a place to ponder, f…

Baby Name Trend: Statement Names

Brave. Forever. Promise.... Danger? These new wave baby names are bold, ambitious and definitely make a statement. Just when we think we've heard it all, we come across a name announcement, and notice a name we'd not thought of or seen before.


A Bold New Wave of Baby Names for the 21st Century The trend we are noticing we'll call "statement names." Some are adjectives, like a call to action or a philosophy for baby to live by. A mantra, perhaps. Others are virtuous, parents-to-be gifting their child a moniker of positivity. Another noticing in this new wave of naming is the repeated reference to light.
Call to Action Names  Rise  Dream Gravity Coast Rush Journey Riot Vigor Danger Rebellion Prophecy Brave Titan Rock Reverie Forever Nirvana Vice
Virtuous Names Soul Truth Honor Justice Noble Promise Peace Glory
Names of Light Golden  Blaze Glow Beacon Shine

This collection with three themes emerging, seems to encompass a trend in naming. These statement names are b…