However, the 2009 Most Popular name list on http://www.BabyNames.com is headed up by Aidan, which follows the “Celtic” trend for boys. Irish-
Amelia, which is the site’s most popular girl’s name for 2009, follows a “classic, old-fashioned”
"Pop culture, literature, music and celebrities can all influence baby names,” said Moss, author of the best-selling The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book.
“But our http://www.BabyNames.com list often identifies naming trends before the official Social Security Administration list is released. Our thousands of members are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, so we get a wonderful sneak peek at the naming trends of years-to-come.”
In an article released by the Associated Press, written by Stephen Ohlemacher, Moss is the only naming expert asked to comment on the just-released Social Security baby name list. She has consulted with over 5000 families on naming choices, and also gives other no-nonsense naming tips for prospective parents. "Make sure the name can grow with your child and make sure they can live with it," Moss said. "Don't make it too cutesy because think, can it work in the board room? Can they be a CEO?"
"Don't make the name a burden on your child," she added.
Moss is based in Los Angeles and is available to comment on camera.
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About Jennifer Moss and BabyNames.com:
Jennifer Moss is the founder and CEO of BabyNames.com, the top-rated Baby Names site on the web, featuring over 1.5 million unique visitors per month. She’s also the author of the "One-In-A-Million Baby Name Book" (Perigee Press, 2008) which outlines her exclusive process for choosing the perfect baby name. As the media's leading expert on naming, Moss has consulted with over 5000 families on naming choices and has appeared on CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel and CBS News-Los Angeles, among other national and local outlets.