A list of the first baby names of 2012 by state recently came out, and there are definitely a few humdingers.
Apparently there was a trend of a lot of names beginning with the letter K and the letter A. Even though I didn’t give birth in 2012, I’m OK with not being on trend.
A few that leapt out at me:
I thought that the whole apostrophe within a name thing was so very over. I was so very wrong.
New Mexico: Daytona Jaymes
There are, to me, two things wrong with this name.
South Dakota: Kalylah
I have no idea where they came up with this one, or how to pronounce it. Awkwardly, I guess.
The Kardashian influence has gone much too far.
A Project Runway fan, it seems.
Arkansas: Wesley Ren
Ditto Princess Bride.
Nevada: Envy Essence-Faye
I could deal with this if it was rearranged. Maybe.