[Ads-l] 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 10 15:45:45 UTC 2015


Below is a link to the initial article on the MooseRoots website which
attempted to provide a statistical rationale. (I do not know anything
about baby name databases.) A dramatic graph is shown for each of the
26 baby names discussed.

Website: MooseRoots
Date: April 24, 2015
Article: Popular Names That Basically Didn’t Exist Before 2000
Author: Natalie Morin
Short link: http://bit.ly/1RLmQEZ

http://names.mooseroots.com/stories/3988/names-didnt-exist-before-2000-millennium

[Begin excerpt]
Using our first and last names data from the Social Security
Administration , MooseRoots crunched the numbers to find the popular
names that basically* didn’t exist before 2000. We then ranked them by
their popularity (the number of newborns with that name) in 2013.

To learn more about how we got our data, click here.

* Meaning that fewer than 100 newborns were given the name before 2000.
[End excerpt]

I think this means that fewer than 100 newborns per year were given
the name in the databases that the article author consulted.

For example, Vivienne is 26 on the list. When I hear the name I think
of the famous English fashion designer Vivienne Westwood (born
Vivienne Isabel Swire on 8 April 1941 according to Wikipedia).

Here is a link to the MooseRoots article webpage on Vivienne. The
accompanying graph shows data for the United States, England, Wales,
and Scotland.

Short link:  http://bit.ly/1NHz1TZ
http://names.mooseroots.com/stories/3988/names-didnt-exist-before-2000-millennium#1-vivienne

Fred mentioned some prominent people named King. Here is a link to the
webpage for King. The graph suggests that King was in use before 2000,
but it was not common.

Short link:  http://bit.ly/1MmemQZ
http://names.mooseroots.com/stories/3988/names-didnt-exist-before-2000-millennium#15-king

Garson

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 9:57 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
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> "King" is not new.  King Vidor was a prominent Hollywood director and write=
> r born in 1894.  In the film "It Happened One Night" (1934), the Claudette =
> Colbert character was married to an aviator named King Westley.=0A=
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> I don't know how accurate this list is.  For example, I find it difficult t=
> o believe Khloe Kardashian is less than 15 years old, "Norah" is a variant =
> spelling of "Nora", and "Vivienne" is a variant spelling of "Vivian" which =
> is one of the names of the woman who seduced Merlin in the Arthur legends.=
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> Before the year 2000--you know, way back in the last century--the name "Ben=
> tley" was pretty much reserved for a British luxury automobile. And it was =
> rarely, if ever, used as a name for a baby boy. Fast forward to today. Bent=
> ley is now the 81st most popular name for a boy, according to data from the=
>  Social Security Administration.=0A=
> Jennifer has been replaced by Hazel. And Michael has been dumped by Elijah.=
> What are other names are new to the 21st century? Mooseroots.com dove into =
> the SSA data on names to figure out which ones are popular now that basical=
> ly didn't exist before 2000. That is, fewer than 100 babies a year were giv=
> en any one of these names.=0A=
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> Here are the 26 popular baby names that basically didn't exist before 2000:=
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>  1. Bentley=0A=
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>  2. Nevaeh=0A=
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>  3. Mila=0A=
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>  4. Khloe=0A=
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>  5. Paisley=0A=
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>  6. Brantley=0A=
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>  7. Ryker=0A=
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>  8. Maddox=0A=
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>  9. Gael=0A=
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>  10. Kingston=0A=
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>  11. Zayden=0A=
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>  12. King=0A=
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>  13. Lyla=0A=
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>  14. Londyn=0A=
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>  15. Isla=0A=
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>  16. Adalyn=0A=
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>  17. Norah=0A=
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>  18. Jax=0A=
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>  19. Arabella=0A=
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>  20. Cash=0A=
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>  21. Jaylah=0A=
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>  22. Beckett=0A=
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>  23. Brynlee=0A=
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>  24. Karter=0A=
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>  25. Arya=0A=
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>  26. Vivienne=0A=
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