Dec. 2, 2010 at 10:32 AM ET
Well, not all about them. Classics like Sophia, Isabella, Jacob and Ethan are still strong. But the BabyCenter rankings show a strong pop culture influence, with names from the TV shows “Glee” (Finn, Quinn) and Mad Men (“Betty”) on the rise. So are recent Disney princess names such as Demi and Tiana.
Other influencers? The Winter Olympics and, believe it or not, the Palins. Names of athletes such as Bode, Shaun and Apollo are gaining ground, as are the names of the brood of everyone’s favorite former Alaska governor: Bristol, Willow and Piper. (What, no Levi?)
So, what names are falling out of favor? Brooke, Jasmine, Alexandra and Lauren are less popular than they were last year, along with Hayden, Gavin, Colin and David.