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OK Name Nerds...which is most popular?


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#1 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

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

The following 12 names are all amongst the 150 most popular in the U.S. and/or Australia right now, according to official government data.

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

A little hint -- the American girls' names tend to parallel the Aussie girls' picks more than the boys' names.

With that guidance in mind...

Ready. Set. RANK!

(A) Cooper

(B) Ayden

(C ) Mason

(D) Brayden

(E) Oliver

(F) Jayden

(G) Aiden

(H) William

(I) Hayden

(J) Jack

(K) Lachlan

(L) Jaden

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

I am heading out for a few errands but will be back to score & give hints later this evening! Have at it! original.gif



#2 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

1. Jayden
2. William
3. Mason
4. Hayden
5. Brayden
6. Jaden
7. Oliver
8. Jack
9. Aiden
10. Ayden
11. Cooper
12. Lachlan

#3 Magnus

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

(C ) Mason

(G) Aiden

(H) William

(J) Jack

(F) Jayden

(L) Jaden  

(D) Brayden

(B) Ayden

(I) Hayden

(A) Cooper

(E) Oliver

(K) Lachlan

#4 LottieCait

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

I'll give it a crack but no doubt I'll be horribly wrong  laughing2.gif

Aiden

Cooper

Jaden

Jayden

Ayden

Brayden

Mason

Jack

Hayden

Lachlan

Oliver

William



#5 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 17/01/2013, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1. Jayden
2. William
3. Mason
4. Hayden
5. Brayden
6. Jaden
7. Oliver
8. Jack
9. Aiden
10. Ayden
11. Cooper
12. Lachlan


3/12 correct....just warmin' up!


QUOTE (Magnus @ 17/01/2013, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(C ) Mason

(G) Aiden

(H) William

(J) Jack

(F) Jayden

(L) Jaden  

(D) Brayden

(B) Ayden

(I) Hayden

(A) Cooper

(E) Oliver

(K) Lachlan


3/12 -- one the same as Dabri original.gif

QUOTE (LottieCait @ 17/01/2013, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll give it a crack but no doubt I'll be horribly wrong  laughing2.gif

Aiden

Cooper

Jaden

Jayden

Ayden

Brayden

Mason

Jack

Hayden

Lachlan

Oliver

William


Awesomely low score! 0/12  (if you can't do really well, then it's fun to do really poorly!)

Hint: A more conventional spelling of a popular name/name root wins out above the other variations

#6 twilightangel

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

Ayden
Mason
Cooper
Hayden
Lachlan
Oliver
Aiden
William
Jack
Jayden
Brayden
Jaden

#7 la di dah

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

(C ) Mason

(G) Aiden

(F) Jayden

(H) William

(I) Hayden

(J) Jack

(A) Cooper

(D) Brayden

(B) Ayden

(E) Oliver

(L) Jaden

(K) Lachlan


#8 VeritasVinum

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

Good to see Lachlan continuing performance from prior years (2005 research).



#9 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

QUOTE (twilightangel @ 17/01/2013, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ayden
Mason
Cooper
Hayden
Lachlan
Oliver
Aiden
William
Jack
Jayden
Brayden
Jaden


0/12...try some hints: original.gif

Hint: The most popular name is NOT in the top 10 in NSW/QLD (haven't checked the other states)

Hint: The 2nd most popular name is VERY popular in Australia

Hint: The least popular name is a name with deep roots (not a modern creation)

#10 la di dah

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

I know what the bottom scorer is but I am 98% sure I flipped 2nd and 3rd.

#11 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 17/01/2013, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(C ) Mason

(G) Aiden

(F) Jayden

(H) William

(I) Hayden

(J) Jack

(A) Cooper

(D) Brayden

(B) Ayden

(E) Oliver

(L) Jaden

(K) Lachlan


4/12...I would hope an American would score well! wink.gif

Hint: #3, #4, #5 all rhyme

#12 *~Luvmy3~*

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

Jack

Oliver

Ayden

Brayden

Jayden

William

Mason

Aiden

Lachlan

Jaden

Cooper

Hayden


#13 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

QUOTE (*~Luvmy3~* @ 17/01/2013, 09:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jack

Oliver

Ayden

Brayden

Jayden

William

Mason

Aiden

Lachlan

Jaden

Cooper

Hayden


0/12

Hint: #3, #4, #5, #7, 10, #11 rhyme

#14 caitiri

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:35 PM


1. Mason
2. Jack
3. Jayden
4. Brayden
5. Hayden
6. Oliver
7. Jaden
8. Lachlan
9. Aiden
10. Ayden
11. Cooper
12. William


#15 The Old Feral

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

I reckon 2013 is going to be the year of the Xaden.

(pronounced Exaden of course!)

#16 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

QUOTE (caitiri @ 17/01/2013, 10:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1. Mason
2. Jack
3. Jayden
4. Brayden
5. Hayden
6. Oliver
7. Jaden
8. Lachlan
9. Aiden
10. Ayden
11. Cooper
12. William


2/12

Hint: #3, #5, #7 all have Ys in them



#17 caitiri

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Need to go to sleep so one more random go

1. Cooper
2. Jack
3. Jayden
4. Aiden
5. Hayden
6. Oliver
7. Brayden
8. Lachlan
9. Mason
10. Jaden
11. Ayden
12. William

Quick edit

Edited by caitiri, 17 January 2013 - 09:47 PM.


#18 pitzinoodles

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

I'm not a name nerd, but heck, I've got nothing better to do while my hair dries - I'll play!

1) Mason
2) William
3) Jayden
4) Aiden
5) Brayden
6) jack
7) Hayden
8) Cooper
9) Oliver
10) Jaden
11) Ayden
12) Lachlan


#19 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (caitiri @ 17/01/2013, 10:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Need to go to sleep so one more random go

1. Cooper
2. Jack
3. Jayden
4. Aiden
5. Hayden
6. Oliver
7. Brayden
8. Lachlan
9. Mason
10. Jaden
11. Ayden
12. William

Quick edit

I need to go to sleep, too! wink.gif

You have 2/12 correct. #4 is one of your correct ones.


QUOTE (pitzinoodles @ 17/01/2013, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not a name nerd, but heck, I've got nothing better to do while my hair dries - I'll play!

1) Mason
2) William
3) Jayden
4) Aiden
5) Brayden
6) jack
7) Hayden
8) Cooper
9) Oliver
10) Jaden
11) Ayden
12) Lachlan


You have 6 in a row that are correct! (7 total correct) You go!

Edited by baddmammajamma, 17 January 2013 - 10:15 PM.


#20 Bel Rowley

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

I think I'll probably be even worse at this!

Jack
Mason
Cooper
Aiden
William
Jayden
Oliver
Brayden
Jaden
Hayden
Ayden
Lachlan

#21 baddmammajamma

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 18/01/2013, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'll probably be even worse at this!

Jack
Mason
Cooper
Aiden
William
Jayden
Oliver
Brayden
Jaden
Hayden
Ayden
Lachlan


Bel, #3, #4, #5 rhyme. wink.gif  Try again!

#22 I'm Batman

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Thats awful, those poor badly named children.

#23 Bel Rowley

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

OK I'll have another crack, I haven't read anybody else's guesses but I have been informed by LDD it was incredibly stupid of me to put Jack above Mason!

Mason
Jack
Aiden
Brayden
Jayden
Cooper
Jaden
Hayden
Ayden
William
Oliver
Lachlan

#24 baddmammajamma

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Bel: You have the first one and the last one correct.

I think this quiz is making people dizzy, so I will reveal the answers soon. Still, if anyone wants to take a final crack...here are some clues:

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 17/01/2013, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hint: A more conventional spelling of a popular name/name root wins out above the other variations


QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 17/01/2013, 09:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hint: The most popular name is NOT in the top 10 in NSW/QLD (haven't checked the other states)

Hint: The 2nd most popular name is VERY popular in Australia

Hint: The least popular name is a name with deep roots (not a modern creation)



QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 17/01/2013, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hint: #3, #4, #5 all rhyme



QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 17/01/2013, 10:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hint: #3, #4, #5, #7, 10, #11 rhyme



QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 17/01/2013, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hint: #3, #5, #7 all have Ys in them



#25 pitzinoodles

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Hmm, I'll go again.

1) Mason
2) William
3) Jayden
4) Aiden
5) Brayden
6) Jack
7) Ayden
8) Oliver
9) Cooper
10) Jaden
11) Hayden
12) Lachlan

Edited by pitzinoodles, 18 January 2013 - 09:25 PM.





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