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American Parents Invented 1,100 New Baby Names Last Year

It feels like the trend these days is parents either give their kid the most unique name possible, or they say, “Whatever, let’s just go with Emma.”  The website Quartz analyzed all of the Social Security Administration’s new data on baby names last year, and they found that parents in this country INVENTED 1,100 new baby names in 2017.  But even though these names had never been used before, some of them were surprisingly common last year.