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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.

    They're just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names.

    Jacob is the most popular for boys — again — and Sophia is the top name for girls, according to the list released Thursday.

    It was Jacob's 14th straight year at the top. Next were Mason, Ethan, Noah and William. Liam cracked the top 10 for the first time, coming in at No. 6. Daniel slipped out of the top 10 for the first time since 1998, to No. 11.

    It was Sophia's second year in a row at the top for girls. Next were Emma, Isabella, Olivia and Ava.

    But what about those rising boys' names?

    Typically, says Laura Wattenberg, author of "The Baby Name Wizard" and founder of Babynamewizard.com, "You don't get a lot of Messiahs. You can have a lot more Majors."

    "I have no doubt Major's rising popularity as a boy's name is in tribute to the brave members of the U.S. military, and maybe we'll see more boys named General in the future," said acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin.

    Wattenberg said Americans have long given their children "aggrandizing names." She noted that Noble and General were on the list of popular boys' names for much of the 20th century, though neither ever cracked the top 100.

    "We've pretty much run out of presidential names, all the Jeffersons and Jacksons and Madisons, so we're moving on to the aristocracy, I guess, or to the military."

    Jennifer Moss, author of "The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book" and founder of Babynames.com, says she discourages parents from giving children "expectation names, like Justice and Chastity."

    "We feel that it kind of puts an undue pressure on the child when you use those kinds of grandiose or purity names," Moss said.

    Chastity was in the top 1,000 for more than two decades before dropping off the list in 1994. Justice was on the list in 1880 but then fell off for more than 100 years. The name reappeared in 1992 and was No. 518 last year.

    Jacob's popularity endures because the name has much of what parents look for in a boy's name, said Moss.

    "It's easy to pronounce, and it's easy to spell. It's a solid manly name," she said. "It's a biblical name, and biblical names are always in style."

    On the girls' side, Sophia first cracked the top 100 in 1997. Isabella dropped off the list from 1949 to 1990.

    The Social Security Administration's website provides lists of the top 1,000 baby names for each year, dating to 1880. The top baby names that year were John and Mary. John is now No. 28 and Mary has fallen to No. 123 — the lowest for both names.

    The list, which also includes top baby names by state, draws millions of viewers. The agency hopes that people go to the website to see the baby names and stay to learn about other services.

    The website also shows which names are gaining — and losing — popularity. Among the boys' names that are spiking, Major jumped 505 spots, to No. 483, followed by Gael, Jase, Messiah and Brantley. Messiah gained 246 spots, to No. 387.

    Jase Robertson is a character on the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty," about a family that runs a business making duck calls and other duck hunting gear. Gael Garcνa Bernal is a Mexican film actor and director.

    Among the other boys' names gaining in popularity: Maverick, Armani and King, which jumped 133 spots, to No. 256.

    Among the rising girls' names, Arya jumped 298 spots, to No. 413, followed by Perla, Catalina, Elisa and Raelynn. And Raelyn with one 'n' was eighth.

    Arya Stark is a character in the TV show, "Game of Thrones."

    Among the girls' names that are losing popularity, Dulce dropped the most, 159 spots, to No. 574. Next were Mikaela, Estrella, Danna and Audrina.

    Among the boys' names that dropped, Braeden fell 105 spots, to No. 581. Next were Yahir, Kieran, Cullen and Brayan.

    The popularity of Cullen was fleeting. In 2010, it was the fastest rising name for boys. Edward Cullen is vampire in the "Twilight" books and movies.

    The list shows that top names for boys have been more stable over the years than names for girls. William, for example, has been a popular boy's name for more than 100 years, never falling out of the top 20. Mason is an exception, entering the top 100 for the first time in 1997.

    Today's top names aren't nearly as popular as the top names were a generation ago.

    For example, 18,899 babies were named Jacob last year. Two decades ago, that wasn't good enough to crack the top 25. In 1992, Michael was the top name for boys, with more than 54,000 boys getting the name.

    "We're seeing a total revolution in terms of the diversity of naming," Wattenberg said. "Parents are really focused on choosing a distinctive name that will make their child stand out."
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    No, you can't call your baby Lucifer: New Zealand releases list of banned names

    (CNN) - Lucifer cannot be born in New Zealand.

    And there's no place for Christ or a Messiah either.

    In New Zealand, parents have to run by the government any name they want to bestow on their baby.

    And each year, there's a bevy of unusual ones too bizarre to pass the taste test.

    The country's Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages shared that growing list with CNN on Wednesday.

    Four words:

    What were they thinking?

    In the past 12 years, the agency had to turn down not one, not two, but six sets of parents who wanted to name their child "Lucifer."

    Also shot down were parents who wanted to grace their child with the name "Messiah." That happened twice.

    "Christ," too, was rejected.

    Specific rules

    As the agency put it, acceptable names must not cause offense to a reasonable person, not be unreasonably long and should not resemble an official title and rank.

    It's no surprise then that the names nixed most often since 2001 are "Justice" (62 times) and "King" (31 times).

    Some of the other entries scored points in the creativity department -- but clearly didn't take into account the lifetime of pain they'd bring.

    "Mafia No Fear." "4Real." "Anal."

    Oh, come on!

    Then there were the parents who preferred brevity through punctuation. The ones who picked '"*" (the asterisk) or '"."(period).

    Slipping through

    Still, some quirky names do make it through.

    In 2008, the country made made international news when the naming agency allowed a set of twins to be named '

    "Benson" and "Hedges" -- a popular cigarette brand -- and OK'd the names "Violence" and "Number 16 Bus Shelter."

    Asked about those examples, Michael Mead of the Internal Affairs Department (under which the agency falls) said, "All names registered with the Department since 1995 have conformed to these rules."

    And what happens when parents don't conform?

    Four years ago, a 9-year-old girl was taken away from her parents by the state so that her name could be changed from "Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii."

    Not alone

    To be sure, New Zealand is not the only country to act as editor for some parent's wacky ideas.

    Sweden also has a naming law and has nixed attempts to name children "Superman," "Metallica," and the oh-so-easy-to-pronounce "Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116."

    In 2009, the Dominican Republic contemplated banning unusual names after a host of parents began naming their children after cars or fruit.

    In the United States, however, naming fights have centered on adults.

    In 2008, a judge allowed an Illinois school bus driver to legally change his first name to "In God" and his last name to "We Trust."

    But the same year, an appeals court in New Mexico ruled against a man -- named Variable -- who wanted to change his name to "F--- Censorship!"

    Here is a list of some the names banned in New Zealand since 2001 -- and how many times they came up.

    Justice:62
    King:31
    Princess:28
    Prince:27
    Royal:25
    Duke:10
    Major:9
    Bishop:9
    Majesty:7
    J:6
    Lucifer:6
    using brackets around middle names:4
    Knight:4
    Lady:3
    using back slash between names:8
    Judge:3
    Royale:2
    Messiah:2
    T:2
    I:2
    Queen:2
    II:2
    Sir:2
    III:2
    Jr:2
    E:2
    V:2
    Justus:2
    Master:2
    Constable:1
    Queen Victoria:1
    Regal:1
    Emperor:1
    Christ:1
    Juztice:1
    3rd:1
    C J :1
    G:1
    Roman numerals III:1
    General:1
    Saint:1
    Lord:1
    . (full stop):1
    89:1
    Eminence:1
    M:1
    VI:1
    Mafia No Fear:1
    2nd:1
    Majesti:1
    Rogue:1
    4real:1
    * (star symbol):1
    5th:1
    S P:1
    C:1
    Sargent:1
    Honour:1
    D:1
    Minister:1
    MJ:1
    Chief:1
    Mr:1
    V8:1
    President:1
    MC:1
    Anal:1
    A.J:1
    Baron:1
    L B:1
    H-Q:1
    Queen V:1

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/...nge-baby-names

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    If you name your kid "Messiah" or "Anal", I shall report you to Child Services as an abuser. Buncha fuckin fruitcakes.
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    We've got a girl due in a month, so I just went through all of this naming mess. We settled for a name outside of the top 100. It seemed like everything for girls in the top 20 or so sounded like either a stuffy bitch or a trailer trash skank. Admittedly, though, I'm very particular when it comes to names.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    I don't see "Darth" on that list, so either no one's tried or it is perfectly acceptable!

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    I would bet if you name your kid King the only thing he will be king of is collecting welfare.

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    I would bet if you name your kid King the only thing he will be king of is collecting welfare.

    I went to school with a kid named, Mountain Top Pin. He's dead now...go figure. Out.
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    I went to school with a girl named Candy and her last name was Barr. Candy Barr ! No shit.
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    I went to school with a guy named Bob, and another named Bill, and a Tom, a Mike and also a Ron and a Rick. Crazy parents with their names back then.

 

 

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