New Moon Puts Bella Atop Most Popular Baby Name List

Last Friday the Social Security Administration issued the 2009 list of most popular baby names. It hardly surprised anybody to see the New Moon names heading the list!

Kristen Stewart New Moon

Taylor Lautner’s Jacob has been the # 1 favorite boy’s name for 11 years in the row and has no intention to budge, but Kristen Stewart has firmly placed her Bella (or Isabella, to give her her full name) as girls’ new winner.

Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, proved his appeal through boosting not Edward or Robert, but Cullen. Although it didn’t enter the Top Twenty, it made another record, rising up 297 places in one year and coming # 485.

Girls’ fastest climber is Maliyah, a more fanciful version of President Barack Obama’s daughter’s name (Malia, 11 years old). It rocketed 342 notches up. The discovery of 2009 is Isla, a rare Scottish name that rose to fame with the growing popularity of the book The Baby Name Bible written by Isla Fisher (the pen-name of Linda Rosenkrantz). Ms. Rosenkrantz, together with Pamela Redmond Satran, is also known for

2008’s champion riser, Khloe, keeps up the good work gaining another 101 points up, “showing the continuing desire of parents to keep up with the Kardashians,” as Rosenkrantz pointed out.
69 little Baracks pushed the name up to place 1,993 where it got from place 12,533 in the last three years, but it still has to make another 1,211 to catch up with Bo, # 782.

The names that are finding the competition tough are Miley and Mylee. Lindsay Lohan’s name is another one to sag by as many as 143 spots hitting # 524, while Jonas lost 105 and Britney – 54.

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  1. Postpartum Girdle

    I don’t understand why people choose to name their babies after celebrities, it seems a bit superficial really. Choosing a persons name is a responsibility to be taken seriously as the person is taking that name with them through their whole life. I prefer to fo for names that have been around for a long time and will never go out of fashion.

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