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Chloe and Daniel are out! Elizabeth and Liam are in! At least, as far as Social Security's Top 10 lists of the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2012. Among the boys, Jacob remains at the top of the list. It's held that spot since 1999, which is a good indication that there are a lot of Jacobs and Jakes in this country. Sophia is the top pick for last year's baby girls. In fact, six of the top ten girls names end in A, which suggests an ongoing trend there.
New Zealand is apparently the kind of country that spares its children the indignity of having some truly unfortunate names. Some might consider the banning of names to be an infringement on ones freedom, and that's certainly debatable. After all, why should a country prohibit a parent from giving their child the name of their choice? But what if that choice was "Mafia No Fear," "4Real" or "Anal"? Those are a few of the names that have come up on the banned list in New Zealand.
Less than a month ago, Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley announced they were welcoming a new member of the family. The couple had previously adopted Naleigh from South Korea back in 2009, and the time seemed right to add on another child. They completed all the necessary paperwork and brought the new child home, but they made the decision not to publicly reveal any details about the kid.