What 2012's Top Baby Names Say About Our Kids' Future Love Lives

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What 2012's Top Baby Names Say About Our Kids' Future Love Lives
The name you give your child has longstanding consequences.

BabyCenter just released a list of the most popular boy and girl names for 2012. What do these names show us as trends and expectations for our society? Based on Neimology® Science, which indicates personality traits based on names, our expectations for our girls has barely changed in the last two years. However, we continue to have higher and higher expectations for our boys.

To recap the names this year for girls, we expect our girls to be highly likeable as indicated by the 70% of the names in the top ten ending with the letter "A" or "Y." Notice that six out of those seven names ended in "A," indicating that not only did we want our girls knowing how to get along with others, but we also wanted them to be unwilling to change who they are to gain approval.

We don't want our women too smart as the letters that insist on continual growth and new knowledge are not present except in our number one name, Sophia. Fifty percent of the girls' names indicate that they know how to nurture others, so that trait is still highly important. We are also more tolerant of self-interests this year as the two new names to the top 10 list carry that trait where none of the names on the previous top 10 lists do.

The girls shall have great love lives as our men enjoy women who are amiable, lovable and who maintain their sense of self. None of these women are controlling.

For our men, we continue to want them to be brainiacs as indicated by all of the names that start with the letter "J." We want our men to work and work hard at what they do as indicated by each of these names having the letter "A" in them. None of the "As" are in the last letter position as is the case in the girls' names. "A" indicates a person who works hard except when in the last letter position where it indicates likeability.

Fifty percent of our boys names indicate that they have a better than average memory and one which can be almost photographic in nature in areas where there is an interest. All of our boys' names indicate that they can take charge of a situation and be an affective leader. Surprisingly, only one name on the top ten list of either boy or girl names indicate that a sense of humor is important. Continue reading ...

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