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
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.
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:
Top Boys' Names 2007:
Jennifer Moss, CEO of BabyNames.com
phone: (818) 366-4910
available for phone and on-air interviews
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