Friday, May 17, 2013
Texas parents appear to be naming their babies after Magic Mike
Check out Texas' most popular baby names below.
Around this time each year, the Social Security Administration releases its findings pertaining to popular baby names around the country. The data are quite expansive and even let you segment popular baby names by state.
Texas’ 2012 numbers aren’t much different than 2011′s; in fact, the top 10 names for baby girls did not change at all. Olivia, Ava, and Sofia rose in their top 10 standing, but there were no new additions to the list.
On the boys’ side, however, Angel and Christopher — last year’s Nos. 9 and 10 — fell out of the list and were replaced by Matthew and Alexander.
Hmmm. Matthew and Alexander, as in Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer, the two leading roles from 2012′s male stripper movie Magic Mike? It’s an interesting theory, to say the least. Besides, what else would explain Alexander’s jump from No. 16 in 2011 to No. 10 in 2012?
That’s right, eventual graduating Class of 2030, you were named after fictional strippers. Congratulations.
Click through our galleries below to see the full list of Texas' top 10 baby names.