The Margin: ‘Elon’ and ‘Kanye’ plummet as popular baby names — but ‘coastal grandmother chic’ babies are booming

by | Nov 15, 2022 | Stock Market

“Elon” isn’t trending as a baby name anymore.  That’s according to BabyCenter’s “2022 Hottest Baby Names Trends” report released Tuesday. The digital parenting site, which features a “baby name finder” and runs regular posts that highlight baby name ideas, has been dropping a list of the most popular baby names drawn from parents visiting its site for almost two decades now. 

Year over year, the most popular names for girls and boys have remained more-or-less the same: “Olivia” is the top name for girls, and “Liam” the No. 1 pick for boys.  But digging into the names that are spiking and dropping the most in popularity is where things really get fun. And this year, BabyCenter notes that “Elon” — the moniker shared with Tesla founder and new Twitter owner Elon Musk — is one of the year’s fastest-falling names, plummeting more than 450 spots from last year. The report suggests that his name will drop in popularity even more next year, too, as a result of Musk “flip-flopping on his $44 billion purchase of the social media platform, to the recent firestorm at the company that has included sudden mass firings (and immediate re-hirings) and a wave of resignations.” 

BabyCenter’s “2022 Hottest Baby Names Trends” report finds the …

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