The Video Evolution of US Boy Names May Alter Your Name Choice
When thinking of a name for your little one there are plenty of outlets to turn to in order to find the most creative baby name for your newborn. You could totally make it easy and check out the top names of years past or dive deep into the baby name archive for your kid’s lifelong title. Personally, we recommend getting a quick history lesson in naming trends before picking a permanent name for your mini me. Hopefully you took some notes from the evolution of girl names because now it’s the boys’ turn.
From Abacaba — the company that makes videos about data and math — comes “The Evolution of US Boy Names: Bubbled”. Not only does this infographic video highlight the changing trends and leading names from 1880 until today for little guys but it also acts as a quick US history lesson for those of us that fell asleep during lectures in high school. Click play below for the journey of names like the once uber-popular John and William to modern leading names Noah, Liam and Mason.
Now where’s the evolution of the unisex names?!
Which baby name evolution was more fascinating, the boys or girl? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!