If you're expecting a little bundle of joy in 2014 like my girlfriend and I are, the biggest consideration isn't furnishing the baby's room, baby-proofing the house or even mastering parenting skills, it's what to CALL the new addition to the family! Maybe you've been poring over book after book and just can't find the perfect name that just FITS. Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Here are the Top 10 most popular names for both boys and girls according to half a million parents this past year...


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The New 2013 Champ - Jackson

Rounding out the Top 10 - Aiden (the previous 8-year leader), Liam, Lucas, Noah, Mason, Jayden, Ethan, Jacob & Jack

The Reigning 2013 Queen - Sophia (4 years in a row!)

The other 9 in order are as follows - Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Mia, Ava, Lily, Zoe, Emily & Chloe


If you're still undecided or want to take a broader stroke when it comes to picking a suitable name that will last your baby for their lifetime, here's the rest of Babycenter's Top 100 names for good measure.

Also, some interesting statistics concerning this year's baby-naming trends from Babycenter: Out of the half-million moms surveyed -

  • 81% like classic names; 43% like very unusual, unique names.
  • 80% finalized their name decision before the birth.
  • 63% dislike the baby-naming trend of celebrity-inspired names.
  • 54% say people they know are the inspiration for names: "My grandparents or my partner's grandparents" led the list at 39%.

And speaking of lifetime, only ONE baby out of all of those born in the WORLD this past year was named after a compass point. Read about that baby's genius parents' decision below...


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