Wednesday, February 22, 2012

January's Most Popular Baby Names - 2012

Once again, Facebook is in the news for helping people choose a name for their baby. No, they did not name their baby Facebook or Like, instead, a couple from Crystal Lake, IL used a Facebook Poll to help them agree on a name.

Unable to decide between the names Madelyn, McKenna, Emily, and Addilyne, these parents took it to a public vote, which they administered on Facebook, and gave people from as far as New Zealand and Iceland the chance to weigh in on which name they preferred. Born on January 31 to Dave and Lindsey Meske, the baby girl was named Madelyn as the name took first place, garnering more than 1,300 votes.

It may seem a bit extreme to some, but choosing a baby name has been known to create a bit of tension for expecting parents in the past.

What do you think of this couple’s method of deciding on a baby name?

To get in the spirit, we’ve created a poll of our own! Click below to vote for this month’s favorite new Nymbler baby name!

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in January 2012. Click each one to see more info:
Top 10 favorite names:
1. Charlotte
2. Oliver
3. Owen
4. Grace
5. Violet
6. Noah
7. Henry
8. Benjamin
9. Ava
10. Harper
Top 5 brand new names:
1. Eliette
2. Brutus
3. Avaline
4. Gable
5. Topanga