Market Power

Musings by an academic economist on the power of markets and the power over markets.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Baby Name Wizard

Newmark's Door links to the Baby Name Wizard, a cool online tool to see how many babies are named Suzy, Michael, Beavis, Butthead, or whatever (there's no record of a Beavis or a Butthead). Bertha and Bessie were very popular names back in the early 1900's but, not surprisingly, not popular later in the century. The most popular boy's name in the 1950's thru the 1990's was Michael. That's not surprising.

Where does your name rate? Mine, or some derivative thereof, was sorta popular up until recently.