More Unusual Names in Newer States

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More Unusual Names in Newer States
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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 8:57am

In more recently established states, such as Washington and Oregon, parents tend to choose less common baby names, while parents in "older" areas, such as the original 13 states, go for more popular names.

Babies in Frontier States Have More Unusual Names- http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20110223/sc_livescience/babiesinfrontierstateshavemoreunusualnames

I thought this was really interesting!

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Avatar for dr_kae
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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 12:58pm

I don't know...I live in the Midwest, which leaves us flat out of either extreme!

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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 8:37pm

I was going to say something similar. We're in the midwest and looks like we chose middle-of-the-road names. Suits me! :)