“The List” came out a couple of days ago. The one from the Social Security Administration that details the top 1000 baby names given in the U.S. last year. I just have one thing to say:
I know that you are excited about your newborn baby and want to choose a great name for him/her. Let me be frank with you. If you want to pick a creative, fresh name, then pick one. Don’t think that you can pick a tired, overused name and spell it differently and that will be just as good. It won’t. Nobody will think you are being original or cool; You’ll just look like you don’t know how to spell. Aiden, Aden, Ayden, Aidan and Aaden all sound the same when you’re yelling across the playground.
(This means you, parents of Dillan, Khloe, Jakkob, Emely, Karsen and Allexus.)
P.S. Take it from someone who is named Jennie–yes, it’s spelled that way on my birth certificate. It’s the worst of both worlds: the most common name for girls my age, but none of the perks: no personalized pencils, bike licence plates or keychains.