Wednesday 20 August 2008

Is it really still okay to call to name your child "Gwendoline"?

Well, of course it is. Far be it from me ....

But you'll be bucking a major trend. The NSW government have just launched a nifty little application (built on Adobe Flex) which visualises trends in baby names over the past 100 years.

Playing with 100 years of Baby Names reveals that:
  • Angus and Hamish have both skyrocketed since 1960
  • If your name is Gavin, you were extremely likely to have been born around 1970
  • Kylie and Charlene have very similar profiles
  • Tayla > Taylah > Taylor
  • In the ever popular (but, now, probably sadly dated) Angelina vs. Jen debate, Angelina is winning hands down.

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