Baby Jihad

On the topic of baby names, commenter Russell draws my attention to a new list of popular names, this time from Western Australia. I couldn’t help noticing the fact that the boys’ list begins:

  1. Jack
  2. Thomas

Incidentally, my wife and I have now chosen baby names. Bubs is due in a little under a month, so all will be revealed soon. Thanks to those who proffered advice; we appreciated the serious advice, and enjoyed the off-the-wall suggestions. If it’s a girl, perhaps we’ll tell the grandparents that we’ve decided to call her Meadow Leigh.

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5 Responses to Baby Jihad

  1. Steve Edney says:

    Meadow Leigh is good.
    Incidently I went to school with a girl called Poppy Meadows.

  2. backroom girl says:

    According to that website, Meadow has been in the top 1000 for girls since 2003

  3. Andrew Leigh says:

    Kevin, I hadn’t seen that site – thanks, we both had fun with it.

  4. Neil says:

    Actually, when you mention the Top 1000, if you are referring to the stats in the United States, the name Meadow has been in the Top 1000 since 2001. See:
    http://www.babynamesgarden.com/name_girl.aspx?id=11513

    I think the rise in popularity for Meadow is because it is the name of Tony Soprano’s daughter, in the TV show The Sopranos.

    Still, it’s a really nice name!

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