The 20 Most Popular Baby Names of 2014 so Far Are…
Your grandparents might not know any Imogens or Ashers, but your grandkids probably will. Those two are topping the list for the most popular baby names of 2014 according to baby naming website Nameberry.com.
While Imogen and Asher are perched at the top of the site’s most searched girl’s and boy’s names, nipping at their heels are 99 more monikers that may or may not be (okay, definitely are) influenced by those moms’ and dads’ Netflix queues. There’s Khaleesi (Game of Thrones), Elsa (Frozen), Katniss (The Hunger Games) and Hazel (The Fault in Our Stars). Even Claire, a new entrant into the girls’ Top 10, might share a name with your great gram, but don’t be fooled. That’s also Robin Wright’s character in House of Cards. Oo, and I spy with my little eye Piper at #76.
Let’s take a look at the top ten for both sex:
Top 10 Baby Names for Girls
Top 10 Baby Names for Boys
Although these are the most searched, they’re not the most chosen, so feel free to use the above as inspo for your bundle of joy without having to worry s/he’ll be stuck with the first letter of their last name for their entire grade school life. While 200,000 pending parents may have clicked to read Imogen’s origin on Nameberry so far this year, there were actually only 131 baby girls crowned with the Shakespearean name in the US in 2013. We’ll wait to see if a name that means “dragon mother” can beat it out by search… or in real life.
What do you think of the top baby names of 2014 so far? Would you name your little one after a character from pop culture? Have you had a bundle of joy to name this year? Give us the scoop below + congrats btw ;)
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!