How popular is the baby name Rogue in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Rogue and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Rogue.
Oregon’s Open Data website includes several tables of baby name data from 2012.
The most interesting thing about this data? It goes all the way down to names given to just three babies per year. (All the SSA baby name lists, on the other hand, have a five-baby cutoff.)
So here are some of the baby names that were bestowed in Oregon just three or four times in 2012:
The name Diem has been in the SSA data since the ’80s, but a lot of the recent usage was probably inspired by Danielle Michelle “Diem” Brown, who appeared on various MTV reality TV shows from 2006 to 2015. (She passed away in 2014 from ovarian cancer.) In her case, “Diem” was a nickname based on the initials “D.M.,” making this yet another girl name that can be spelled with the names of letters.
Sources: 2012 Boy Baby Names | Oregon transparency, 2012 Girl Baby Names | Oregon transparency
In 2011, New Zealand released a list of banned baby names. Names from that list have be circulating for years now, but I’d never seen any legit updates…until a few weeks ago.
Here are four baby names that were rejected by the NZ Department of Internal Affairs in 2015:
And here’s what the country’s Registrar-General had to say about intentionally misspelled names like Royahl:
“People will try it on, they will try to change a letter here or there and say it’s not an official title because it’s spelt differently. But if it sounds like an official title I won’t approve it, and that’s because potentially that child is going to end up perhaps in a court, and that name would be read out in court, and that would be inappropriate.”
He also noted that “about 60 names…[come] to his attention” every year. He didn’t specify, though, whether or not all of these names eventually get rejected.
The names above join previously rejected baby names such as Anal, Christ, Justice, King, Lucifer, Mafia No Fear, Messiah, Queen Victoria, Rogue, Senior Constable, and V8.
Source: When bad baby names go too far
Idaho’s most popular baby names of 2012 were announced a year and a half late, as usual.
According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the state’s top names two years ago were Sophia for girls and Liam for boys.
Here are Idaho’s top 25 girl names and top 25 boy names of 2012:
|Baby Girl Names
||Baby Boy Names
1. Sophia (115 baby girls)
2. Olivia (113)
3. Emma (100)
4. Ava (79)
5. Abigail (76)
6. Elizabeth (71)
7. Chloe (69)
8. Emily (62) – tie
9. Zoey (62) – tie
10. Brooklyn (61)
11. Hannah* (60)
12. Madison (57)
13. Ella (56) – tie
14. Isabella (56) – tie
15. Lily (56) – tie
16. Avery (54)
17. Grace (51)
18. Amelia (50) – tie
19. Evelyn (50) – tie
20. Hailey* (48)
21. Ellie (46) – tie
22. Natalie (46) – tie
23. Charlotte* (45) – tie
24. Paisley* (45) – tie
25. Addison (44)
1. Liam (133 baby boys)
2. William (94)
3. Mason (81)
4. Jacob (79)
5. Michael* (78) – tie
6. Samuel (78) – tie
7. Wyatt (77)
8. Logan (76)
9. Ethan (75)
10. Carter (73)
11. Hunter (72)
12. Aiden (71)
13. Benjamin (69) – tie
14. Jackson (69) – tie
15. Gabriel (68)
16. Andrew (67)
17. Henry* (66) – tie
18. Noah (66) – tie
19. Cooper* (65) – tie
20. Elijah (65) – tie
21. David* (64)
22. Isaac (63)
23. Alexander* (57) – tie
24. Jayden (57) – tie
25. Joseph* (57) – tie
26. Owen (57) – tie
*New to the top 25 since 2011.
Idaho’s annual report also includes a section called “Selected Unique Baby Names, Yewneek Baybee Spellings,” which is rather awesome.
Here are the handpicked oddballs of 2012:
|Unique Girl Names
||Unique Boy Names
Alixathymia, Aunastasha, Beloved, Blessing, Britannica, Burdyn, Challyss, Echkoe, Exodus, Harlequinn, Idalyz, Killary, Lulubell, Lyrica, Mercy, Miracle, Mystic, Noble, Oasis, Pearadice, Savvy, Secret, Sunshyne, Theory, Versailles
Adamant, Arsin, Awesome, Cactus, Captain, Chipper, Cross, Denym, Dually, Dynamic, Falchion, Glacier, Kasteel, Kazys, Krozlee, Lock, Mehdiullah, Mogley, Natavious, Nyte, Peregrin, Pilot, Torque, Truce, Wild
- Alixathymia – Part name, part medical condition.
- Adamant – Synonym for stubborn. Or an Adam Ant reference. Or both.
- Burdyn – “Burden”? Really?
- Cactus – A nature name I’ve never seen before.
- Dually – Rosamund Pike should pick this for kid #2. (Her firstborn is “Solo.”)
- Falchion – A type of sword. (Do they talk about falchions on Game of Thrones?)
- Glacier – There’s a Glacier in Quebec as well.
- Killary – This would make a great roller derby name! So would Hellga the American Gladiator name.
- Truce – Nice to see a name that promotes cooperation/peace instead of conflict/anger (like Rebel, Fury, Rage, Rowdy, Savage, and so on). Truce reminds me of Armistice. Speaking of armistice…
- Versailles – It’s a pretty word, but what percentage of Americans can spell it correctly? Or even pronounce it?
And, since I never wrote about the Idaho baby names of 2011, I’ll throw in the unique names from that year as well:
|Unique Girl Names (2011)
||Unique Boy Names (2011)
Asma, Ajla, Bandana, Birdie, Candelaria, Cinderella, Courage, Disney-Gin, Elphaba, Jerzi, Kaymin, Khryztale, Kyraeveryn, November, Rainbow, Rockee, Rogue, Ropeer, Satchel, Soliscity, Temperenz, Thunder, Trypzee, Winter, Xxoie
Adakiss, Aegis Orion, Beauxdarin, Bluesky, Cinch, Coyote, Dagr, Deevo, Diggory, Doc, Eighthin, Flint, Gator, General, Iron, Jayger, John-Wayne, Khryztian, Maverik, Pistol, Pragedis, Rifle, Riot, Slate, Wilderness
- Adakiss – Not quite as bad as Addtakizz.
- Dagr, Pistol, Rifle, Riot – More weaponry & violence. Lovely.
- Deevo – Inspired by Devo? Perhaps. (Two references to ’80s music in a single post? Yup.) You must whip it…
Finally, here are earlier lists of Idaho’s unique baby names (2006 through 2010).
Source: Vital Statistics Annual Report
Sara Foss of Derby, England, has 13 children. Their names are:
- Patrick, 23
- Stephen, 13
- Malachai, 12
- Peppermint, 11
- Echo, 10
- Eli, 9
- Rogue, 8
- Frodo, 7
- Morpheus, 5
- Artemis, 4
- Blackbird, 3
- Baudelaire, 2
- Voorhees, 9 months
My first thought was: A mom of 13 has time to read Baudelaire? (And, if so, she really thought naming a child after him was an appropriate thing to do?)
But it seems like Sara is more the movie type. Rogue, Frodo, Morpheus and Voorhees’s names look like they come from X-Men (2000), The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Friday the 13th (2009). Perhaps Baudelaire’s name came from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)? The dates don’t quite match up, but that’s all I can think of.
And now, two questions for you: Sara’s having baby #14 in April. What do you think the name will be? She’s also eager to have twins one day. If she ever does, what should their names be?
Source: Mum of 13: I won’t stop until I’ve had twins