Via CrossImpact, here's a nify page on the Social Security web site about the popularity of names. You can look up your own name and see how popular it is. Ian's been hovering in the high 60s for the past few years (much better than I thought). Jill didn't place in the top 1000 since 1990, but Jillian is #137 this year. Weird. Michael was #1 for a number of years but slipped to 2nd recently. Some of the names that barely squeaked into the top 1000 during the 90s:
I refuse to believe that Jill didn't make the top 1000, but "Lexie" and "Ridge" did?
Compare and contrast with some of the names in the early 1900's that barely made the top 1000:
I ask you: where did we go wrong?