“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Willaim Shakespeare
The following quote comes from NAMEBERRY that first appeared on 12/20/2013
“New Number One baby names top both the girls’ and boys’ popularity lists on Nameberry for 2013, with Imogen leading the list of girls’ names and Asherreclaiming the crown for most popular boys’ name. Nameberry’s popularity lists are tabulated by ranking the unique page views each name attracts out of the over 20 million total views of our baby name pages in 2013.
Imogen, a Shakespearean name that’s never been in the U.S. Top 1000, is evidence of a major trend towards names that start with vowels, with over a third of the girls’ Top 100 and over 20 percent of the boys’ beginning with A, E, I, or O.
The Biblical Asher takes top place on the boys’ list back from Finn, which drops to Number Three. The boys’ number two name is Declan, an Irish newcomer which had flirted with the top spot throughout the year. Rounding out the boys’ Top Five are Atticus and Oliver.