What's In A Name?

Onomastics or onomatology is the study of proper names of all kinds and the origins of names. – Wikipedia.com.

We are all linked by names, as we all have one. A name is an identification. It can also be a personality, a stamp of recognition, and a signal to the world that shouts, “Hey! I’m me!”
 
The subject of naming is a hot one on the internet. There are hundreds of baby name sites and groups that exist solely for the passion of names. For example, The American Name Society has existed since 1951 and was founded "to promote onomastics, the study of names and naming practices, both in the United States and abroad [and] to investigate cultural insights, settlement history, and linguistic characteristics revealed in names."
 
So what are the popular names for 2011? According to www.babycenter.com, here are the top 20 girl and boy names from their website!
 
Rank
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Female
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What’s your name? What are the names of your children? Tell us in the comments section, and explain the significance behind your moniker! And while you’re at it, be sure to check out all of the great personalizable products by Personal Baby Products by Randesign.

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