Apparently the Big Trend in Baby Names Is Making It Unclear Whether You Have a Boy or a Girl
Gender has been a huge discussion topic in America this year, mainly because we let “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” dictate our national news cycle.
And apparently the big trend in baby names so far this year is keeping things as gender-ambiguous as possible.
BabyCenter.com says the names that are seeing the biggest jumps in popularity this year are unisex ones.
The top 10 are: Amari, Karter, Phoenix, Quinn, Reese, River, Rory, Rowan, Sawyer, and Taylor. All of those have been going to more boys AND girls than they did in 2014.
According to Babycenter, the reason is, quote, “Millennials are an open-minded and accepting group, and they don’t want their children to feel pressured to conform to stereotypes that might be restrictive.
“Just as companies have started making more neutral kids’ clothes and taking ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ labels off toys, an increasing number of parents are choosing unisex names.”
(BabyCenter / Yahoo)
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The little guy is named Apollo Bowie Flynn, according to proud papa Rossdale’s tweet. He even explained the odd moniker. Bowie and Flynn are Apollo’s grandma’s maiden names!
Apollo joins big brothers Kingston and Zuma for the couple, who’ve been married for 11 years now. Congrats to the happy, and always fashionable, family.
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After taking a moment to collect himself, he rapped Jay’s verse from “Clique” . . . the 2012 track that also features KANYE WEST and BIG SEAN. And he even did it without the backing music.
The boy avoided all the profanity in the verse . . . but Jay did interrupt and ask him to skip a line that mentioned “drug dealing.” He finished it up . . . and asked Jay Z if he could hang out with him backstage after the show.
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