Blog Hopping: Same-Name Babies

By Peter Hartlaub
The Poop

Before we had our first child, we thought a lot about baby names. We wanted a name that people would know how to spell, but didn’t ever want our son to be in a classroom full of kids with the same name. I remember looking on the Social Security Administration web site with each potential winner we came up with, and eliminating suggestions that showed up in the Top 100 — or ones that seemed to be rising with a bullet.

We thought we were safe, picking Theo (#301 most popular boy’s name in 2005) for our older son and Milo (#548 in 2007) for our second baby. I’ve since been shocked how many Theos — and even Milos — that we’ve run into.

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