Friday, May 11, 2007

What's in a name?

Here's one more database the federal government keeps: the most popular names parents give their babies.

Today the Social Security Administration released the most popular names for boys and girls in 2006. Jacob and Emily came out on top for each gender.

In Louisiana, it was Landon and Madison. The site will let you check out the top five names in each state. And you can even look at popular names all the way back to 1880. Kind of cool if you are thinking about naming a kid... or if you're just bored.

And here's an interesting article from the AP about the popularity of Katrina in the wake of the deadly storm of the same name.

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