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#1 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

This is a summertime pop quiz for all you Name Nerds out there, particularly the ones who are up on international trends. cool.gif

The following 12 names are all amongst the 250 most popular in the U.S. right now, according to official government data.

Without cheating* see if you can rank these in current popularity -- 1 being the most common and 12 being the least common.

Bear in mind that American naming trends are often very similar to those in Australia, with the exception of a few names like Chad & Chet. wink.gif

If you guys do well on the girls' names, I'll follow up with a boys' challenge.

Ready. Set. RANK!

(A) Isabella

(B) Madison

(C ) Addison

(D) Nevaeh

(E) Khloe

(F) Genesis

(G) Destiny

(H) London

(I) Izabella

(J) Londyn

(K) Addyson

(L) Genevieve

** here's the site for those who can't be bothered to take the quiz http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/#ht=1



#2 Ianthe

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

1. Isabella
2. Addison
3. Madison
4. Nevaeh
5.Izabella
6.London
7. Destiny
8.Genevieve
9. Londyn
10. Addyson
11. Khloe
12. Genesis









#3 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

This might be wishful thinking:

Genevieve
Isabella
Khloe
London
Madison
Genesis
Destiny
Nevaeh
Izabella
Addison
Addyson
Londyn


Weird how much I prefer a K replacement letter to a Y or Z!

#4 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 17/01/2013, 03:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1. Isabella
2. Addison
3. Madison
4. Nevaeh
5.Izabella
6.London
7. Destiny
8.Genevieve
9. Londyn
10. Addyson
11. Khloe
12. Genesis


3 out of 12 correct

#5 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE (CleverChook @ 17/01/2013, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This might be wishful thinking:

Genevieve
Isabella
Khloe
London
Madison
Genesis
Destiny
Nevaeh
Izabella
Addison
Addyson
Londyn


Weird how much I prefer a K replacement letter to a Y or Z!


4 out of 12 correct -- and only one correct one that is the same as Ianthe

#6 Magnus

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

(C ) Addison

(D) Nevaeh

(A) Isabella

(B) Madison

(E) Khloe

(K) Addyson

(H) London

(F) Genesis

(G) Destiny

(I) Izabella

(J) Londyn

(L) Genevieve

#7 Ianthe

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

So Destiny is #7. I would put money on Isabella being the top. This will drive me mad. I have to go out soon so hopefully there will be some more clues when I get back.

#8 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE (Magnus @ 17/01/2013, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(C ) Addison

(D) Nevaeh

(A) Isabella

(B) Madison

(E) Khloe

(K) Addyson

(H) London

(F) Genesis

(G) Destiny

(I) Izabella

(J) Londyn

(L) Genevieve


2 out of 12 correct  original.gif  Frustrating quiz, isn't it?!

#9 vanessa71

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

1) Khloe
2) Destiny
3) London
4) Nevaeh
5) Addison
6) Isabella
7) Genevieve
8) Genesis
9) Madison
10) Addyson
11) Izabella
12) Londyn

Edited by vanessa71, 17 January 2013 - 02:25 PM.


#10 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 17/01/2013, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So Destiny is #7. I would put money on Isabella being the top. This will drive me mad. I have to go out soon so hopefully there will be some more clues when I get back.


Let me know if you want to try to figure it out or if I should PM you the answers! wink.gif

QUOTE (vanessa71 @ 17/01/2013, 03:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1) Khloe
2) Destiny
3) London
4) Nevaeh
5) Addison
6) Isabella
7) Genevieve
8) Genesis
9) Madison
10) Addyson
11) Izabella
12) Londyn


One correct! Vanessa! ohmy.gif

#11 Ianthe

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

I'll see how frustrated I get and let you know laughing2.gif

#12 vanessa71

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

Me thinks that might be Khloe. wink.gif

#13 caitiri

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

1/ Isabella
2 Madison
3/ Khloe
4/ London
5/ Addison
6/Nevaeh
7/ Destiny
8/ Genevieve
9/Addyson
10/Genesis

11/ Izabella
12/ Londyn

#14 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE (caitiri @ 17/01/2013, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1/ Isabella
2 Madison
3/ Khloe
4/ London
5/ Addison
6/Nevaeh
7/ Destiny
8/ Genevieve
9/Addyson
10/Genesis

11/ Izabella
12/ Londyn


3 out of 12 correct. A "son" name is one of them.

#15 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

I didn't look at what anyone else has done but here is my probably poor attempt.

(A) Isabella
(B) Madison
(C ) Addison
(D) Nevaeh
(I) Izabella
(G) Destiny
(E) Khloe
(H) London
(L) Genevieve
(F) Genesis
(K) Addyson
(J) Londyn



#16 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

1. Isabella
2. Nevaeh (I kmow this is top 10, the question is whether it tops Isabella)
3. Addison
4. London
5. Madison
6. Izabella
7. Destiny
8. Khloe
9. Londyn
10. Addyson
11. Genesis
12. Genevieve

Great game OP!!!

Edited by Dabri, 17 January 2013 - 02:34 PM.


#17 Buggylicious

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

1. Isabella
2. Madison
3. London
4. Addison
5. Londyn
6. Khloe
7. Destiny
8. Izabella
9. Genevieve
10. Londyn
11. Navaeh
12. Genesis



#18 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 17/01/2013, 03:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't look at what anyone else has done but here is my probably poor attempt.

(A) Isabella
(B) Madison
(C ) Addison
(D) Nevaeh
(I) Izabella
(G) Destiny
(E) Khloe
(H) London
(L) Genevieve
(F) Genesis
(K) Addyson
(J) Londyn


Getting closer -- 6 out of 12!


QUOTE (Dabri @ 17/01/2013, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1. Isabella
2. Nevaeh (I kmow this is top 10, the question is whether it tops Isabella)
3. Addison
4. London
5. Madison
6. Izabella
7. Destiny
8. Khloe
9. Londyn
10. Addyson
11. Genesis
12. Genevieve

Great game OP!!!


3 out of 12 -- you and Fifi have one answer that overlaps & is also correct


QUOTE (Buggylicious @ 17/01/2013, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1. Isabella
2. Madison
3. London
4. Addison
5. Londyn
6. Khloe
7. Destiny
8. Izabella
9. Genevieve
10. Londyn
11. Navaeh
12. Genesis


3 out of 12 -- your "son" name is correct

#19 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

Hint: The top 2 are the same here in Australia original.gif

#20 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

Can I have another shot taking into account feedback (I did it blind last time)...

1. Isabella
2. Madison (every time you've said a -son name is right it's been Madison in second position)
3. Addison
4. Nevaeh (can't get past my inkling that it's top 10 or top 20 but this better accords with fifi)
5. Khloe
6. London
7. Destiny (stated on first page at no 7)
8.  Genesis
9. Izabella
10. Londyn
11. Addyson
12. Genevieve (Gut feeling still says that you expect us to wishfully think it higher then get outraged when it's last of all).

Edited by Dabri, 17 January 2013 - 02:50 PM.


#21 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

So we're having second turns?

(A) Isabella
(B) Madison
(C ) Addison
(D) Nevaeh
(E) Khloe
(F) Genesis- maybe they like something weird?
(G) Destiny
(I) Izabella
(H) London
(J) Londyn
(K) Addyson
(L) Genevieve

I don't think I even took any notice of what I had last time and appears Dabri edits her post every time after posting and changes something so I'm not sure if my list is now the same as hers, I didn't copy.

Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 17 January 2013 - 02:57 PM.


#22 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 17/01/2013, 03:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can I have another shot taking into account feedback (I did it blind last time)...

1. Isabella
2. Madison (every time you've said a -son name is right it's been Madison in second position)
3. Addison
4. Nevaeh (can't get past my inkling that it's top 10 or top 20 but this better accords with fifi)
5. Khloe
6. London
7. Destiny (stated on first page at no 7)
8.  Genesis
9. Izabella
10. Londyn
11. Addyson
12. Genevieve (Gut feeling still says that you expect us to wishfully think it higher then get outraged when it's last of all).



Oooohh....getting hot! 10/12!

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 17/01/2013, 03:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So we're having second turns?

(A) Isabella
(B) Madison
(C ) Addison
(D) Nevaeh
(E) Khloe
(F) Genesis- maybe they like something weird?
(G) Destiny
(I) Izabella
(H) London
(J) Londyn
(K) Addyson
(L) Genevieve

I don't think I even took any notice of what I had last time and appears Dabri edits her post every time after posting and changes something so I'm not sure if my list is now the same as hers, I didn't copy.


Smokin'! 10/12!

#23 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 17/01/2013, 03:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Genevieve (Gut feeling still says that you expect us to wishfully think it higher then get outraged when it's last of all).


That would be accurate. It's my all time favorite name!

Here's another big clue: Z is more popular than Y

Edited by baddmammajamma, 17 January 2013 - 03:02 PM.


#24 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

Ok, I can't seem to find the answer on that site now either. It only has a 2011 list not 2012?

#25 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

Sorry I only edited once, to swap Addison and Nevaeh. I swear!

So we have Londyn, Izabella and Genesis different. Assuming the rest are the same...




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