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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Liam Disease

 

Interesting article over at the Huffpo regarding the most popular baby names last year by individual state.

You don't have to be a genius to see that the country is being run over by an epidemic of Olivias, Olivers and Liams. Exactly how did this happen?

Now I have nothing against a Liam, even have one for a nephew (before it was so hip) but how do you account for the onslaught?

Are all the Emmas and Charlottes a signal that the womenfolk have been watching too many Downton Abbey reruns?

Are we going back to Jane Eyre?

And the Noah thing is interesting, both coasts now flooded with the moniker. Better grab an oar.

What is up with the old testament being now suddenly hip while Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, not to mention dare I say, Robert, get no love at all? Elijah is trending at number four. Who exactly are we cancelling here? 

Mississippi is one of the few states that sported a favorite name that was loved in my ancient time, James. How delightfully old fashioned!

Definitely check out the map, soon we will be a land consisting entirely of Liams, Olivias, Noahs and Olivers and everybody else better damn well pick a side.

3 comments:

Brigitte Schlemmer said...

This is crazy: I have a 2 year old Niece Olivia in Toronto, 4 year old Ava in Texas, 8 year old Oliver in Texas, 6 year old Liam in California and a 16 year old niece Emma in Seattle. Not all the states match up but still...

Jon Harwood said...

What's so bad about Ebenezer or Hortense?

Anonymous said...

or mildred