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The Baby Name Voyager

 
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Barbara
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov, 2005 1:44 pm    Post subject: The Baby Name Voyager Reply with quote

I ran across an interesting site while searching for the origin of the name "Ida" (a character in a book).

http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

There are two modes - you can run your cursor over the sea of names to see how a particular name has fared since the 1880's, or you can type in a particular name to see the exact figures for that name (number of babies named that name in a particular decade, and the rank of the name in that year.

The information is for the United States, so it may or may be relevant for everyone, but it's still fun to prowl around for a while.


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov, 2005 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: The Baby Name Voyager Reply with quote

blm wrote:

http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

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it's still fun to prowl around for a while.


Cool page (heh, much better once I realized that I had to enable 'java'...)

I confess that I've hardly looked yet, but I can't quite figure out how the rating system works. Does a lower number mean it's a more popular name?

(Big surprise, "llizard" isn't listed at all. stomp )


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov, 2005 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: The Baby Name Voyager Reply with quote

llizard wrote:


I confess that I've hardly looked yet, but I can't quite figure out how the rating system works. Does a lower number mean it's a more popular name?


The numbers represent the rank of the name; the number 1 name is the most popular.

llizard wrote:

(Big surprise, "llizard" isn't listed at all. stomp )


Huh! If I'd known, I would have suggested we start a green ribbon campaign to name babies "llizard". la la la


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