2021 is almost 4-full months old. In that time, many babies have already been born here in Iowa. But what are moms and dads choosing for their lil' one's names? Is it too early to know? Not according to Nameberry. They have the 'new' names for 2021 that parents are supposedly choosing. I use the quotes because as you'll see, these names are pretty classic sounding. But, the list is flawed, and here's why...

How'd ya do your research?

So to come up with its lists each year, Nameberry uses data from the Social Security Administration. Makes sense, right? They'd know what Americans named their kiddos. But, for this list, they've simply used according to their visitors' searches to determine the most popular names. In other words, you go to the website and search 'John', and they're counting that as a name search for this list. I guess what I'm getting at is take this with a tiny grain of salt.

Girl baby names for 2021:

  • Luna
  • Maeve
  • Aurora
  • Isla
  • Aurelia

Boy baby names for 2021:

  • Silas
  • Atticus
  • Arlo
  • Theodore
  • Finn

I have thoughts on these names...

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I mean, I do like the name Luna personally. Maybe Finn, too. But apparently, if this list is to be believed, names from the 1930s are so in right now. Cool. I hope little Silas doesn't grow up to be a stagecoach driver.

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