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Why your (daughter's) best friend's name is Madisyn

Ever wonder how Madison (and various variant spellings) became the most popular girls' name in the US? The answer is on the $2 shelf at your video library. (via Anton Sherwood)

We're approaching the time when Madison is a little girl's name, Jennifer is a mum's name, Kate is a grandmother's name and there's no-one alive named Mary or Ethel. Though how did Mckenzie (or Makynzi or whatever) become the second most popular girls' name?

There are 1 comments on "Why your (daughter's) best friend's name is Madisyn":

Posted by: gjw http://the-fix.org Wed Jul 30 23:17:47 2003

The most heinous crime is when parents name their children after US states.

"Dakota, Carolina, dinner's ready!"

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