Most Popular Boy Name EVER Is...

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Most Popular Boy Name EVER Is...
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 12:12pm

When it comes to baby names, there's the trendy, of-the-moment class of monikers (see: "Mason" and anything Twilight-inspired) and the classic, even old-fashioned granny names. But there's one that has managed to be both for the past 100 years.


Surprised? According to Yahoo, the name William stands the test of time. Baby name data from the Social Security Administration shows that it ranked number two for boys in 1911 -- and ranked number three in 2011. Perhaps more impressive: During those 100 years, the namehas never fallen out of the top 20!

I really like the name William!  Anyone considering and/or planning to use the name William for this baby?

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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 11:36am
I love the name William! It is just such a sweet and classic name. I don't know if I'd use it for my child as my DH isn't quite the fan that I am but I think it is a great name.
Hope, Mommy to Spencer Expecting Baby #2 09/17/12
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Fri, 09-28-2012 - 5:08pm

i wish i could. it was my grandpas name and i love the nicknames or will, billy and liam. but our last name is wilson and william wilson just doesnt do it for me!! LOL