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Top Baby Names of 2012 Revealed

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America has a fascination with boys’ names that end in the letter N.

And with girls’ it’s all the rage to end the name with an A.

Babycenter has revealed their Top 100 Baby Names of 2012, and judging by the list, kindergarten classes in five years will be well-populated with Aidens and Sophias.

This is the 8th straight year that Aiden has topped the list of boy names, and it’s the 3rd year in a row that Sophia has been the top pick for girls.

Do you like the traditional names, or something off the charts? When we were pregnant at my house, we actually went through the lists and picked names that were not in the Top 100. How rebellious! That led to three daughters named Finley, Kallan, and Piper. Celebrities have picked the name Finley recently for their daughters (Daniel Baldwin and Lisa Marie Presley each chose it for their daughters), and that name will probably enter the Top 100 soon. Harper is another popular baby name among celebrities too (Victoria Beckham and Neil Patrick Harris each picked it for their daughters). Tennessee (Reese Witherspoon’s son) and Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee’s son) are two names not catching on quite as quickly.

And we may have more technology-inspired names soon. Someone actually named their child Hashtag recently. At least they didn’t name the kid Twitter.

Here are the top five names for each gender, according to Babycenter. Click HERE for the complete list.

Boys’ Names:
1. Aiden
2. Jackson
3. Ethan
4. Liam
5. Mason

Girls’ Names:
1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Isabella
5. Ava

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