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Aiden, Ava and Addison top Ministry Baby Names in 2012

25 Jan News

In just a few years, there will be a bunch of Aidens, Avas and Addisons in school hallways in Northern Wisconsin.

With 2012 behind us, Ministry Health Care hospitals have released their most popular names for babies this past year. Following up Aiden as the most popular boy’s names were Lucas and Mason. Emma and Abigail were other top names for girls. Mason and Lilly took top honors in 2011.

According to Marsha Wickham, Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital director in patient care services, the vast majority of parents have names chosen for their babies before they are born, or have it narrowed down to 2 or three. If not, the Center has a wide array of “baby name” books that they can peruse.

Ministry Hospitals represented were Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield; Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point; Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston; Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital, Rhinelander; and Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff. That includes the more than 2,600 babies born

Many people went with names that fell into certain categories such as nature names like Daisy, Winter and River; or locational names like Brooklyn, Madison, and Dallas.

While common religious names continue to be pop ular, some parents chose more unique choices like, Menorah, Anakin, Arjun and Boaz.

But, perhaps the most Wisconsin name belongs to future Packer fan, Aeryn Clay, named after Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews. Of course Aeryn was born on December 12 aka Aaron Rodgers Day.