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Website Offers Baby Name Suggestions for 2013

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- What names are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West considering for their future little bundle of joy?

They might consult the social baby-naming website Belly Ballot, which gathers information on what other parents are naming their children all over the world.

In a poll of 1,000 parents, Belly Ballot found that tech-inspired names like Kindle, Hashtag, Tweet and Android are all possibilities.

Then there are those parents who want to combine multiple names -- such as film actress Uma Thurman, who bestowed the name Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson on her daughter.

Names that were popular once but skipped a generation or two are coming back into vogue, such as Albert, Bertha, Charles, Eleanor, Florence, Frank, Nellie and Olive.

Last names are becoming first names too, including Brick, Copeland, Drake, Fletcher, Grant, Hayes, Kennedy and Sutton.

And naturally, what are nouveau baby names if they can’t be given unusual spellings, like Avah, Braedyn, Jaxen, Josilyn and Xakery.

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Sophia, Jacob Most Popular Baby Names of 2011

David De Lossy/Digital Vision(WASHINGTON) -- Sophia made its debut at the top of the most popular baby names for girls in America in 2011, knocking Isabella out of the top spot. For the thirteenth year in a row Jacob was the most popular male baby name.

The top ten list for both girls and boys names released by the Social Security Administration were virtually identical to 2010, with one major exception. The boy name "Mason" appeared in the top ten for the first time, pushing Anthony out of the popular Top 10 club.

Top Boy Names:
1. Jacob
2. Mason
3. William
4. Jayden
5. Noah
6. Michael
7. Ethan
8. Alexander
9. Aiden
10. Daniel

Top Girl Names:
1. Sophia
2. Isabella
3. Emma
4. Olivia
5. Ava
6. Emily
7. Abigail
8. Madison
9. Mia
10. Chloe

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Popular Baby Names of 2011

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you named your new baby Aiden or Sophia this year, you had a lot of company. Those monikers topped’s list of the 100 most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2011.

Aiden took the top spot for the seventh consecutive year, followed by Jackson and Mason. For girls, Sophia took the prize, with Emma and Isabella close behind.

Boys’ Names:

1. Aiden
2. Jackson
3. Mason
4. Liam
5. Jacob
6. Jayden
7. Ethan
8. Noah
9. Lucas
10. Logan

Girls’ Names:

1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Isabella
4. Olivia
5. Ava
6. Lily
7. Chloe
8. Madison
9. Emily
10. Abigail

The U.S. Social Security Administration typically issues its own list after the start of the New Year.

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