The National Post reports

Babies Zuma Nesta Rock and Bronx Mowgli, you’re in the minority. Most parents abandoned unusual names for their children, opting instead for traditional names, according to a U.S. survey.

The top boy’s name for the year remained Aiden, followed by Jayden, Ethan and Jacob with classic names like Matthew, Jack, Michael, Alexander, Daniel and William all featuring in a list of the top 50 most popular names.

The list, compiled from thousands of baby name entries on the specialist baby website, found that Emma replaced Sophia as the top girl’s name followed by Isabella and Olivia with Sarah, Elizabeth and Anna also popular.

With a last name like Podles, we decided our children needed plain vanilla names: James, Mary, Charles, Sarah, Thomas (whose name means twin), John.

Sarah and Thomas are twins. I learned later of a man who names his boy-girl twins Theodore and Dorothea. My wife is glad I hadn’t heard of that when the twins were born.

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