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(WTOP)   Step aside, Jacob, you're no longer the most popular boys' name in America. Hellooooo, Noah   (wtop.com) divider line 67
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2014-05-10 03:13:04 PM
decent enough biblical name. I can't really argue with it. Better than trayvon or la-a
 
2014-05-10 03:52:22 PM
I don't know no Noah's.

/kidding
//I know 2
 
2014-05-10 04:12:21 PM
Despite his recent drafting by the Packers I don't see a lot of Wisconsin children being named after Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
 
2014-05-10 04:31:02 PM
In before Sinutab.
 
2014-05-10 04:37:08 PM
If I ever have a son, I'm naming him Nebuchadnezzar.
 
2014-05-10 04:37:31 PM
No love for Nimrod?
 
2014-05-10 04:38:06 PM
It's starting to get muddy muddy.
 
2014-05-10 04:38:58 PM
Also: Dammit, I planned for 15 years to use the name Sophia for a girl. Totally dashed, now.
 
2014-05-10 04:40:00 PM

slotz: No love for Nimrod?


Dont joke... I actually knew a guy named Nimrod.
 
2014-05-10 04:42:19 PM
Why would you want your kid's name to stand out? If you have a fairly common last name, a common first name will give them at least a little privacy from being googled.
 
2014-05-10 04:42:57 PM

Fano: Also: Dammit, I planned for 15 years to use the name Sophia for a girl. Totally dashed, now.


That hooker in your trunk won't care what you call her.
 
2014-05-10 04:44:24 PM
When I watched Hong Kong movies with my Chinese friends, some of the characters had names like "Tempo" and "Polo".
 
2014-05-10 04:48:22 PM
Give me more time, Jacob!
 
2014-05-10 04:48:35 PM
Madison and Daniel are the only names I care for on those two lists.
 
2014-05-10 04:50:15 PM

fearmongert: slotz: No love for Nimrod?

Dont joke... I actually knew a guy named Nimrod.


Nimrod was once a very popular boy's name... until Bugs Bunny spoiled it.
 
2014-05-10 04:51:15 PM
Muuch better than the fad of single moms naming their kids shiat like: Braelyn, Cody, Mikaela, Aiden, and anything else with "ae" in it.
 
2014-05-10 04:51:58 PM
Shwoopa, shwoopa, shwoopa, shwoopa... DING!

"Noah!"

"Somebody call?"

Shwoopa, shwoopa, shwoopa... DING!

"Noah!"

"Who is that?"

"It's.. the Lord, Noah"

"Riight!"

"Noah!"

"WHAT!?!"
 
2014-05-10 04:52:21 PM
Jack is his replacement?
/obscure?
 
2014-05-10 04:52:22 PM
http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/rankchange.html#ht=1

# 3 in names most decreasing in popularity is

Trevon  which went from ranking  925 to 1212.

I guess some parents think painting a target on their kids is not a good idea.

 
2014-05-10 04:53:14 PM

Kevin72: When I watched Hong Kong movies with my Chinese friends, some of the characters had names like "Tempo" and "Polo".


All Chinese parents have learned and all honorable number one sons were named "Pip" or other one syllable name.
 
2014-05-10 04:53:23 PM
 
2014-05-10 04:53:50 PM

usernameguy: If I ever have a son, I'm naming him Nebuchadnezzar.


The poor kid would be ready to kill you after the 8 billionth time he's asked how it's spelled.

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Why would you want your kid's name to stand out? If you have a fairly common last name, a common first name will give them at least a little privacy from being googled.


This.   I have the same name as a semi-obscure musician.  One of his fans called me up back in the days of land lines and listed telephone numbers.  I wish I had played along.  I might have gotten laid!

I have only ever met one Noah.  Yes, he's the son of a religious nut.
 
2014-05-10 04:54:33 PM

fearmongert: slotz: No love for Nimrod?

Dont joke... I actually knew a guy named Nimrod.


Was he a mighty hunter?
 
2014-05-10 04:55:03 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Shwoopa, shwoopa, shwoopa, shwoopa... DING!

"Noah!"

"Somebody call?"

Shwoopa, shwoopa, shwoopa... DING!

"Noah!"

"Who is that?"

"It's.. the Lord, Noah"

"Riight!"

"Noah!"

"WHAT!?!"


Do these baby Noahs know..."What's an ark?.....What's a cubit?"  (At least Noah is Biblical and not
some weird thing like "Reince" or "Saxby"...)
 
2014-05-10 04:55:04 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Why would you want your kid's name to stand out? If you have a fairly common last name, a common first name will give them at least a little privacy from being googled.


Ya don't want to name your kid with a common name because...

It's too common. I was in a 5th grade class with 5 Michaels. We got to pick our nicknames, what the teacher was gonna call us. With a 'W' last name, there was nothing left to pick...even 'Michael' was taken. I still, forty years later, meet people who call me 'Mick'

If you have a fairly common last name, you can find 3 people in your area sportin' your name (all 'Michael's are pair with a middle name of 'James'. So your whole name is used elsewhere. I've gotten pulled into a cop shop to investigate a crime with my name on it.

but, still, it's better than 'Kalimba', or 'Poltice'. A nice solid "Dale', or 'Nicholas' would suffice.
 
2014-05-10 04:55:14 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Shwoopa, shwoopa, shwoopa, shwoopa... DING!

"Noah!"

"Somebody call?"

Shwoopa, shwoopa, shwoopa... DING!

"Noah!"

"Who is that?"

"It's.. the Lord, Noah"

"Riight!"

"Noah!"

"WHAT!?!"


"How long can you tread water?"
 
2014-05-10 04:55:26 PM
I'm pretty sure that every single 20 year old girl here in Dacron, Ohio is named "Caitlin".
 
2014-05-10 04:56:02 PM

slotz: No love for Nimrod?


"Gee....I couldn't do that to the little Nimrod..."
 
2014-05-10 05:03:32 PM
Article makes me sad:

"Reality TV is one of the biggest style makers today because it gives us a constant new stream of names from all over the place," Wattenberg said.

Among the other top risers for girls: Marjorie, Lennon and Jurnee. Jurnee Smollett-Bell is an actress who starred in the TV show "Friday Night Lights."

For boys, the fastest rising name was Jayceon, which jumped 845 spots, to No. 206. Two hip hop artists are named Jayceon. One simply goes by the name Jayceon. The other, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, is a rapper who goes by the stage name The Game.

Among the other top risers for boys: Milan, Atlas, Jayse and Duke.



People who watch "Realtiy" TV and listen to rap should not be allowed to reproduce
 
2014-05-10 05:07:46 PM

usernameguy: If I ever have a son, I'm naming him Nebuchadnezzar.


I like to drink, too,  but naming him after a huge bottle of wine is a bit much.
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2014-05-10 05:10:46 PM

hasty ambush: Article makes me sad:

"Reality TV is one of the biggest style makers today because it gives us a constant new stream of names from all over the place," Wattenberg said.

Among the other top risers for girls: Marjorie, Lennon and Jurnee. Jurnee Smollett-Bell is an actress who starred in the TV show "Friday Night Lights."

For boys, the fastest rising name was Jayceon, which jumped 845 spots, to No. 206. Two hip hop artists are named Jayceon. One simply goes by the name Jayceon. The other, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, is a rapper who goes by the stage name The Game.

Among the other top risers for boys: Milan, Atlas, Jayse and Duke.


People who watch "Realtiy" TV and listen to rap should not be allowed to reproduce


The top name should be Weedlord Bonehitler, Jr..
 
2014-05-10 05:16:46 PM
When I was a kid, it seemed most of the adults had Biblical Names, especially the older ones and I wasn't thrilled with it then and aint now.

Biblical names to me summon up the images of stern looking, bearded old men, dressed in robes, clutching a long wooden staff, believing only in hard work and lots of it. Along with them comes images of men of a mature age, dressed in black, never smiling, demanding the Bible be read every day, demanding everyone go to church on Sunday, frowning even more if you don't believe exactly the way they do and they have a thick, leather whipping strap close to hand.

Folks that used to come in from the swamps for the yearly turkey shoot (man, that was a long time ago) we used to have used to have Biblical names and they were hard folks. You didn't mess with them. They brought out these old style rifles and usually won the shoot every time. They also tended to hold grudges and had an astonishing capacity for booze.

In retrospect, I've not seen any of them for decades, especially since major development cleared out most of the swamps and turned them into condos.

I just don't associate anything happy being related to most Biblical names.

Come to think of it, the Seminole Indians used to come through town periodically, selling hand made Cypress furniture most of us bought. They haven't been back in decades either.

(Geez! I'm getting freakin old!)
 
2014-05-10 05:24:31 PM
If you are unsure what to name your son look at Kings of England.
 
2014-05-10 05:26:46 PM
s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-05-10 06:13:11 PM
So we went from Twilight to Noah.  Stay classy parents.
 
2014-05-10 06:19:11 PM
When I grew up it seemed like there was another Matthew every 10 feet. Not so anymore, it seems.
 
2014-05-10 06:27:08 PM

Mikeyworld: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Why would you want your kid's name to stand out? If you have a fairly common last name, a common first name will give them at least a little privacy from being googled.

Ya don't want to name your kid with a common name because...

It's too common.


I had never met anyone with my first name until I went away to college. 9 of my 190 co-freshmen shared my first name. There was 1 junior with whom I shared both names. (750 total students. Small school.)

For the last 7-8 years at work, I received much email destined for a co-worker who shared my name. I asked him once if he ever got any for me. No. Which was when I knew it was time to retire.
 
2014-05-10 06:27:50 PM

Snarfangel: usernameguy: If I ever have a son, I'm naming him Nebuchadnezzar.

I like to drink, too,  but naming him after a huge bottle of wine is a bit much.
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Jeroboam?
 
2014-05-10 06:29:18 PM
I have a two year old named Jacob. No, not for *that* Jacob.

This one.

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2014-05-10 06:30:29 PM

fearmongert: slotz: No love for Nimrod?

Dont joke... I actually knew a guy named Nimrod.


word.
 
2014-05-10 06:33:58 PM

gfid: usernameguy: If I ever have a son, I'm naming him Nebuchadnezzar.

The poor kid would be ready to kill you after the 8 billionth time he's asked how it's spelled.


Soon enough he'll learn to say either "Standard spelling" or "B-U-C-K".  ...Until he becomes a teenager and wants to be "individual"; then all bets are off.
 
2014-05-10 06:34:31 PM

Fano: Also: Dammit, I planned for 15 years to use the name Sophia for a girl. Totally dashed, now.


Back in the day, I wanted to name a daughter Rachel or Hannah--nice biblical names that I didn't hear too much. Come to find out, those names were in the top 20 that year. I think one of them was about #4.

/had a boy
 
2014-05-10 06:49:14 PM
Baby Name Voyager. Pretty cool site, I think we had an entire thread about it once. Anyway, this is what the graph of my first name looks like on it. I was born in 1961.

i92.photobucket.com


I got made fun of my entire childhood for my "funny" name, now I am completely sick of hearing it everywhere.  It's not fair.
 
2014-05-10 06:53:54 PM
Noah was the name of a wimpy rich kid everyone beat up until college where there was another Noah who was a midget.
 
2014-05-10 07:05:49 PM
I hate my name now. It's been in the top 10 for the last 10 years anyway.

Back when I was born, not so much. I've seriously considered legally changing my first/middle name to something less common (as both are extremely common even paired).
 
2014-05-10 07:17:50 PM

neuroflare: When I grew up it seemed like there was another Matthew every 10 feet. Not so anymore, it seems.


I worked on a seven-man press-crew a few years ago. Six of us were named John or Jon. I also worked on a five-man crew before with an Ed, and an Ed, and an Eddy.
 
2014-05-10 07:56:56 PM

Plant Rights Activist: So we went from Twilight to Noah.  Stay classy parents.


a woman I know named her kid Fletcher.

that kid is going to get picked on a lot
 
2014-05-10 08:13:57 PM
I had just settled on the name Noah If it's a boy and now I see this...


Back to the drawing board. I was a Jennifer born in the 80s. It was no fun when someone said your name and six other girls answered too.

I've got til November....
 
2014-05-10 09:27:35 PM
911Jenny, as a Heather born in the 1970s, I feel your pain.
 
2014-05-10 09:40:05 PM

cryinoutloud: I got made fun of my entire childhood for my "funny" name, now I am completely sick of hearing it everywhere.  It's not fair.


My graph is even more extreme than yours.  The only other person I ever met growing up with the same name was my grandmother who I was named after.  If I heard my name, I knew someone was calling me.  Now for some damn reason it's popular and in the top five the last few years.  I'm tired of hearing someone call, turn, and find out they were calling their kid.  I want my name back!!
 
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