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A most interesting analysis from the Hollywood Reporter: Power baby names. The industry publication has identified the most popular baby names among the, uh, rich and powerful.
“Elite parents in urban areas lean toward very fashion-forward and sophisticated names. They are attracted to quirky, not so easy to like names that are more difficult to embrace,” says Pamela
Redmond Satran — an author of 10 baby name guides who adds that “elite naming” hinges on the unusual.
Except maybe in the nation’s capital perhaps, where the top four baby power names are: Sam, Charlotte, Jack and Lily. In Los Angeles, however, the top four are: Zen, River, Story and James — the last of which is now considered a girl’s name. And finally, in New York City, the quartet of infant power monickers are: Dashiell, Sophie, Matilda and Ophelia.