Selfie was declared the 2013 Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries back on November 19.
Why? Because the word selfie, which was coined in 2002, became extremely popular in 2013. According to the Oxford Dictionaries press release, “the frequency of the word selfie in the English language has increased by 17,000% since this time last year.”
This makes me wonder…did any parents name their babies Selfie in 2013?
Personally, I think there’s a decent chance that a baby or two got the name Selfie last year.
And, while a lot of people would be turned off by the explicit narcissism of the word, I’m sure others would not be bothered by it. How else could baby names like Awesome, Einstein, Epic, Goddess, Greatness and Prodigy have come to exist?
Do you think there’s a chance Selfie could debut on the SSA’s baby name list in 2013?
(For a name to appear on the national list, it needs to be given to at least 5 babies of either gender during a single calendar year.)