LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Aiden, Braden and Kaden continue to dominate the top three spots on BabyNames.com members' top-rated name lists for baby boys, compiled each year from the tens of millions of visitors to the popular website. Jaden, also popular enough to make it into the top 10 list (see sidebar), dropped from no. 4 in 2006 to no. 7 in 2007, while Hayden has dropped from the top 20 most popular boys names. "People now perceive Hayden as more of a girls' name - most likely due to the popularity of actress Hayden Panettiere from the TV show Heroes," says Jennifer Moss, BabyNames.com founder & CEO. Moss also points out the sudden disappearance of the name Madison from the top 20 girls' names. "For the first time in six years Madison is not topping the girls chart," notes Moss, who says the name has been replaced with the sound-a-like name Madeline. Moss notes that parents are starting to avoid choosing names that are too popular. "Because of the desire to choose more unique names," says Moss, "the popularity trends are changing faster than they have in previous years." Some parents who are at a loss for that perfect name are turning to name consultants for help. Moss approximates about 3,500 parents have used the BabyNames.com name consulting service to help them name their baby. ABOUT BABYNAMES.COM: BabyNames.com is owned and operated by sisters Jennifer Moss, Mallory Moss Rustin, Kate Moss Glinsmann, Sue Moss and their mother, Peggy Moss. Online since 1996, BabyNames.com provides over 10,000 names and meanings as well as columns about naming and parenting, celebrity baby news, and community message boards.
SIDEBAR: BABYNAMES.COM'S TOP 20 BABY NAMES FOR 2007 Name statistics include alternate spellings of the same name Top Girls' Names 2007: 1. Ava 2. Abigail 3. Cailyn 4. Madeline 5. Isabella 6. Emma 7. Caitlyn 8. Olivia 9. Chloe 10. Brianna 11. Hannah 12. Lily 13. Sophia 14. Kaylee 15. Haley 16. Ella 17. Adrianna 18. Isabelle 19. Arianna 20. Grace Top Boys' Names 2007: 1. Aiden 2. Braden 3. Kaden 4. Ethan 5. Caleb 6. Noah 7. Jaden 8. Connor 9. Landon 10. Jacob 11. Jackson 12. Elijah 13. Gavin 14. Dylan 15. Alexander 16. Aaron 17. Gabriel 18. Tristan 19. Benjamin 20. Lucas CONTACT: Jennifer Moss, CEO of BabyNames.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (818) 366-4910 available for phone and on-air interviews This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.