Still Mad About Madison
BabyNames.com Announces Top Name Trends for 2006
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- According to over half a million new and expecting parents who visit the website BabyNames.com, Madison made the number 1 most popular girl's name for the 4th year in a row. "It's an interesting name," states Jennifer Moss, BabyNames.com Founder and Partner. "It means Son of Matthew, however it is now being used primarily for girls." Madison was the "English" name given to the mermaid played by Daryl Hannah in the 1984 movie Splash, however it didn't hit the top of the charts until almost 20 years later. "The name not only conveys glamour," says Moss, "but also power - as it is also associated with New York's Madison Avenue." As for boys' names, the recent Celtic trend has knocked the traditional Biblical names down the charts. Michael, Jacob, Mark and Matthew are now being replaced by Aiden, Caden, Braeden and Jaden - a recent trend that started appearing on the charts in 2003. What's up with the rhyming? Moss states, "Clearly the '-aden sound' is extremely appealing to the younger, newer parents." So, any Apples or Cocos on the charts, yet? "Not yet," says Moss, "but perhaps 10-15 years down the line when today's teens are tomorrow's 20-something parents!" THE TOP NAME TRENDS for 2006 BOYS GIRLS 1. AIDEN 1. MADISON 2. CADEN/KADEN 2. AVA 3. CALEB/KALEB 3. ABIGAIL 4. ETHAN 4. EMMA 5. BRAYDEN/BRAEDEN 5. CADENCE 6. HAYDEN 6. RILEY 7. DYLAN 7. CHLOE 8. JADEN 8. BAILEY 9. LOGAN 9. ISABELLA 10. NOAH 10. OLIVIA ABOUT BABYNAMES.COM: BabyNames.com receives over a million unique visitors a month and provides a database of over 10,000 names and meanings along with parenting advice, baby news and over 40 themed message boards. BabyNames.com is owned and operated by sisters Jennifer Moss, Mallory Moss, Kate Moss Glinsmann, Sue Moss and mother, Peggy "Grandma Maggie" Moss. CONTACT: Jennifer Moss email@example.com 310-575-6638 http://www.BabyNames.com This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.
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