Eeny-meeny miney mo…which baby names are “best of show”? The names that people choose for their new bundles of joy are based on so many different factors. One of the top reasons that people give their child a particular name is due to the meaning of the name. From connotations like, “full of wisdom” and “strong, firm and impetuous” to meanings like “hollow” and “uncertain”, the name that you give your child carries some kind of significance in one light or another. Some parents feel like if they bestow their baby a name that transmits the implication that their child is “smart” or a “king”, that child will turn out to be what their name signifies and steer away from the names with negative connotations.
Other people decide to name their child after a grandmother, grandfather, aunt or uncle. Passing down family names has been a long-standing tradition that, although seems to have fallen by the wayside, still carries on the life of a loved one.
Then, there are those parents that want to name their new baby one of the top picks of a specific year. And then, on the other hand, there are the parents who would rather drop dead before they named their little one a very popular name that every other child in their class will bear, causing their child to state both their first and last name to differentiate themselves from their namesake throughout their school years.
Regardless of which reason parents have for choosing a baby name, one thing is for sure: there is always a “top baby names” list – and over the years, it is constantly changing. According to the British Columbia Ministry of Health (Vital Statistics Agency), these are the top 100 baby names in Canada:
Top 50 Girl’s Names Top 50 Boy’s Names
Which names did you like from the list? Are there any that you think they missed? Feel free to leave a comment mentioning your favorite baby name, for the record.