Tuesday, July 21, 2009


For years, John and Mary ruled the nursery. But eventually they were deposed by James and Linda, who had to step aside for Jennifer and Michael, who were in turn bumped by Jessica and Christopher.

Today's young power couple is Emma and Jacob, according to the Social Security Administration's list of the top baby names for 2008.

But name trends don't matter much to a lot of parents....
Robin Roecker’s first name came from a female character on the soap opera The Guiding Light in 1954, according to her mother, Betty Roecker of Williston, Ohio. "I had never heard this name as a girl’s name before," she said.

Entire article, here.

More on how soaps influence names here and here. For more on GL's Robin (above), click here.

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