Seems that Lily Allen’s mum spilled the beans about her newborn granddaughter’s name…even though the name sounds like it could be her spinster great-auntie’s name. Ethel Mary is the name that popped out of Lily’s mom’s mouth on Facebook, so now everyone knows.
Let’s stop and talk about baby names for a moment. There’s a list going around which gives the names of the first babies born in each state on New Years Day 2012. I’ve done the double asterisk (**) to indicate my two-cents worth on certain names. I didn’t comment on all of them–just the eye-catching, or eye-rolling monikers.
State-by-State First Baby Names of 2012:
Alabama: Karis, 12:13 am
Alaska: Mathea Jeannine , 12:02 am
Arizona: Eviana Maye, 12:00 am and Cooper Jones, 12:01 am **Very pretty.
Arkansas: Wesley Ren, 12:20 am **Good Southern name.
California: Sophia, 12:00 am
Colorado: Aubrey Faith , 12:01 am
Connecticut: Ava Jade, 3:38 am [Update: Carolyn, 12:02 am] **Super feminine, yet exotic.
Delaware: Austin Dean, 2:20 am
Florida: Marcos Jarett Dante 12:01, 40 sec
Georgia: Thatcher James, 12:00 7 seconds **Another great Southern name. Or British?
Hawaii: Faith Erin, 12:02 am
Idaho: Melissa, 12:30 am
Illinois: Adrian Karol , 12:00 am and Lamaya 12:00 am + a fraction of a second
Indiana: Michael Joseph Lee , 12:00 am
Iowa: Elliot Mitchell, 12:33 am **His first novel will be out in 20 years or so and he’ll have a full gray beard.
Kansas: Adelyn, 12:46 am
Kentucky: Kay’lyn , 12:54 am
Louisiana: Kristiana Louise, 12:03 am
Maine: Kyren, 5:54 am
Massachusetts: Grace Kathleen, 12:10 a.m. and her twin Luke Christopher 12:11 am
Michigan: Gabriela, 12:09 am
Mississippi: Carmon McKynli , 7:05 am [Update: Genevieve Leigh, 12:31 am] **I LOVE Genevieve Leigh.
Missouri: Tucker Zane, 12:45 am [Update: Hailey Elizabeth, 12:02 am] **Tucker Zane is cool, man
Montana: Jackson, 1:46 am.
Nebraska: Aubrey Ann
Nevada: Envy Essence-Faye, 12:00 am **Really? One of the 7 Deadly Sins?
New Hampshire: Vincent Andrew, 6:01 am
New Mexico: Daytona Jaymes, 2:12 am [Update: Amari, 12:29 am] **See you at NASCAR!!
New York: Nicole and Rania (both arrived “at the stroke of midnight” in different hospitals)
North Carolina: Collin Matthew, 12:01 am **Nice and masculine.
North Dakota: Wyatt, 12:52 am **Love the name Wyatt.
Ohio: Anya, 12:10 am
Oklahoma: Haiden Noelle, 10:22 am
Oregon: Zoey Antoinette, 12:27 am **Has a nice ring to it–LOVE the Antoinette middle name.
Pennsylvania: Akier, 12:18 am
Rhode Island: Ezekiel, 12:21 am
South Carolina: Grace Marie, 12:09 am
South Dakota: Kalylah, 1:37 am [Update: John Jr., 12:03 am. His twin Kylee was born at 11:59 pm]
Tennessee: Charlotte, 12:09 am
Texas: Shekinah Rain Shanice, 12:00 am **Yikes.
Utah: Jayden, 12:00 am **One of 12 kids in his/her Kindergarten class by the same name. It had to be said.
Vermont: Conner, 7:09 am
Virginia: Lucas Robert, 12:26 am **And the Oscar goes to…”
Washington: Hannah Elizabeth, 4:32 am **Typical Washington State name.
West Virginia: Adian/Jadian, 3:19 am **Which is it? Both??
Wisconsin: Bella Rose, 1:09 am **Sigh, again?
Wyoming: Khloe, 8:28 am **NOOOOO! Just NO!!!
(No name reported: Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey)
Anyone naming their newborn baby after anyone from Twilight or the Kardashiholes, I just can’t with. I. Just. Can’t.
Oh, and this coming from the chick who would have named one of her sons, Scarlett Suzanne back in 1989…coughHUNTERcough…had he been a girl.
Yeah. I know.