Most Popular Baby Names Of 2011 Arrive To Scramble Parents’ Minds

The Stir | December 2, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Baby names: We’re obsessed with them. When I was naming my daughter, I spent hours combing through baby naming sites (especially the Social Security Administration’s popular baby names site), carefully making, pruning, adding to, and reordering my list. This name was too popular. That one not popular enough. You get the idea.

BabyCenter has just released its annual list of the 100 most popular baby names of 2011, which it compiles based on responses from its readers. The top 10 names for each gender won’t surprise many of us: Many of them also made the list last year. They are …