BETTER THAN SHARK WEEK! It's baby name week at the Social Security Administration, and the 2010 names list is up.
Early read on the girls' top 20: The Infanta name trend remains ascendant, with Isabella hanging on to the top slot. There's a bit of mobility in the 2-4 zone, going Sophia, Emma, Olivia instead of Emma, Olivia, Sophia in 2009. Not a lot of excitement otherwise -- the biggest move in the top 20 is Hailey, which went to 19 from 25.
In the boys top 20, no news at the top of the pack, with Jacob/Ethan/Michael maintaining their 1-3 spots. 4 is Jayden, up from 8, and Elijah cracks the top 20 at 18, up from 22. The biggest news is Mason, which fliew up to 12 from 34. (Given that it was my second choice name for Cosmo Boy back in 2006, I am feeling pretty good about dodging that bullet.)
That's it for me for now, but I expect others will have thoughts to add over the course of the day. And of course, keep an eye out for insight from the Baby Name Wizard over the next few days. (For starters, here's her take on the fastest-rising names this year.)