Tuesday, February 1, 2011
THE HOLY NAME OF MARY IS NO LONGER POPULAR! SAY IT ISN'T TRUE!
Mary no longer among top 100 girls’ names
From Catholic Culture,February 01, 2011
Mary-- which was among the two most popular girls’ baby names from 1910 to 1965-- fell to 102nd in popularity in 2009, according to the Social Security Administration. Joseph remains a popular boys’ name, ranking 16th.
My comments: I wonder if it is higher for Roman Catholic families to name their daughter Mary? I must admit that very few baby girls that I've baptized in the last 10 years had the first name of Mary.
There are some very unusual names that are chosen though.