Oh, California Department of Public Health Most Popular Baby Names 2009-2013, how I love thee. Everyone already knows that the most popular California boys' names in 2012 would be Jacob and Ethan and Matthew and, God help us, Jayden. So go on with your Emilys and Mias and Sofias. We all see you. The best part of the CDPHMPBN is that it lists how many babies in a given year got that name. So, for example, in 2012, exactly 1,007 Zoes arrived in California, followed closely by 1,006 Madisons. There is a 100% chance there will be a Zoe or Madison in your California life at some point.
But we don't care about them. We care about the ONE-OFFS. That's right, those names that were bestowed just one time in the State of California in a given year. And we've learned that, if nothing else, California parents are fucking CREATIVE AS HELL.
So for example in 2012 precious ZEPLIN and ZESAR and ZIPO zipped out of some forward-thinking Moms. "Popsicle you have, now to me you must give," young YODA might say. SOCRATES and PERICLES are giving democracy a spin, while SAW and BLAYDE are just cutting up. MOBY and TIESTO and ZEDD will be manning the playground decks, while CHAOS seems to be in trouble all the time. No worries though, BUD's here. And why settle for just one when you can have ERICS?
The girls are having just as much fun. In fact, they're a RIOT. Wait, is SANSA a Game of Thrones character or a beta blocker? I forget. TAEDYN seems like the wreckage left after two more popular names collided. Maybe CASHLYNN can help pick up the pieces. I hope SNOW WHITE and CINDERELLA are in the same class; the other kids' minds will be fucking blown. I hope they go to Disneyland with RAPUNZEL one day.
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There's gotta be a story, right? I hope there's a story.
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