I'm currently visiting my aunt, uncle and three young cousins. Of course, the most interesting thing to me in their house is the elementary-school phone directory for grades K through 5. It represents actual proof of baby-naming trends -- not just expert testimony about new name fads.
Below, some of the more interesting findings from my read:
Jocopo and Kalena. Sorry, no idea about pronunciation or ethnicity.
Zaida and Ziza.
Unique spellings Pearse, Deniz, Rebekka, Clio (a little too close to an anatomical word for my tastes...), Caleigh, Calli and Lukas.
Victoria nicknamed Wren, Penelope nicknamed Nellie, Erik nicknamed Doc, Addison nicknamed Satchel, Isabella nicknamed Zara, Julia nicknamed Julia Belle, Thomas nicknamed Chandler and William nicknamed Frere.
...along with lots more fun. What about you? What's interesting in your kid's group?