Don't be expecting anything traditional.
I'm willing to bet that at one point, the name Jessica was considered odd. Where did it come from? Who is the first Jessica we have on record? Did we just throw together random letters or was this the female version of Jesse.
As far as I know, there are no limits when it comes to names.
Well, scratch that. I don't think you can use numbers, symbols or emojis in a legal name. Just ask Elon Musk.
That hasn't stopped anyone for getting creative with less-used letters like Q, X, and Z.
So it's no surprise that predictions for names 30 years from now are... out there. Actually, that might not be a fair assessment. After all, we might have quite a few people living in space by the time 2050 rolls around. And if the sci-fy movies have taught us anything, it's that futuristic names are worthy of extraterrestrial life.
One expert believes they know what names are likely to be popular amongst our kids when they become parents. Or, if you already have grandkids, these could be the names of your great-grandkids.
Let's start with the females...
Popular Girl Names for 2050
And now for the fellas...
Popular Boy Names for 2050
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Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration
compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.
Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.
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