Here are the average rankings of our top name choices for the past five years. This info comes from the Social Security Administration website that tracks the popularity of names going all the way back to 1880 (http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/ ). Number one girl name in 1880: Mary.
In order of popularity, with the most popular first:
Natalie 18th most popular name on average from 2003 to 2007
Jane 451 (I was surprised to see this one so far down the list)
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
This morning Steve told me he likes Katherine, with Katie for short. I am fine with that, since it is a traditional name. I have known quite a few Katies in my time, though, so right now I'm searching through all of them that I can remember--hoping I don't think of one whom I really dislike enough to make this name a total no-go. Also, are "Betsy" and "Katie" too sing-song together? I don't know . . .