How popular is the baby name Moo in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Moo.
Embarrassing baby names like Bland, Gross, Ham, Strange, Mutt and Oral.
Many of these have pop culture explanations. The ones I’ve blogged about so far are
Bimbo, Chubby, Kookie, Twig, and Velveeta.
Here are some of the baby names that didn’t make the cut: Boomer, Bub, Bubber,
Calamity, Cookie, Dainty, Danger, Demon, Fancy, Fester, Jinx, Less, Little, Manly, Notorious, Phuc, Pleasure, Rage, Riot, Savage, Sherlock, Sparky, Tarzan, Tiny.
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Overconfident Baby Names.
I saw a lot of news last week about baby names in Alberta, Canada. The news didn’t focus on the Alberta’s most popular names of 2011, which happen to be these:
…but on Alberta’s unique names, which is something that I’ve been writing about for years (literally:
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009).
official list of Albertan baby names isn’t ready yet, but preliminary data is available via the Edmonton Journal. Here are some oddball names I spotted on the Journal’s list:
Crevance, Dawnwalker, Dybry, Flourish, Goliath, Jheizzller, Knowledge-Tree*, Lefarius, Llord-Xedric, Madrid, Matt-Dainon, Moo, Moxon, Nzoputa, Princelife, Pure, Spyder, Mskr, Tata-peh, Wanderingspirit, Wisherlee,
April-May, Chaz-a-rae, Cupid, Dayleigh, Dazzelyn, Duffni, Eirachloe,
Evolet, Glennizelle, Gobza, Laker-Lynn, Mississippi, Nomalisa, Phetlunda, Psanatcsakor, Q’Tyyr’N, Rainejewelle, Sheamus, Starr-shine, Thespina, Thipphaphone, Vylet, Xyza, Zxyvian
*I’m guessing at the last letter; I think it was cut off.
Many of the news articles also claimed that baby names in Alberta had been inspired by royals William and Kate, who visited Canada last July. This could be true — there were a few more Princes and Dukes than usual in 2011:
2011: 199 Williams, 50 Kates, 8 Princes, 6 Princesses, 9 Dukes, 0 Duchesses
2010: 184 Williams, 44 Kates, 5 Princes, 5 Princesses, 0 Dukes, 0 Duchesses
2009: 198 Williams, 67 Kates, 5 Princes, 2 Princesses, 2 Dukes, 0 Duchesses
2008: 178 Williams, 68 Kates, 4 Princes, 0 Princesses, 3 Dukes, 0 Duchesses
2007: 185 Williams, 67 Kates, 5 Princes, 1 Princess, 3 Dukes, 0 Duchesses
The names Kate and William didn’t move too much, though.