Jul 8, 2016

Would You Name Your Daughter After A Character In "Game Of Thrones"?

     From the Houston Chronicle:
Using name data from the Social Security Administration, MooseRoots, a genealogy research site that’s part of Graphiq, set out to discover which names broke their own popularity records in 2015. To do this, they found the 100 most popular names, 50 from each gender, that were ranked higher in the U.S. than ever before. ...
The most popular record-breaking female name of 2015 is Charlotte. ... This spike could partially be explained by the arrival of the royal baby Princess Charlotte. ...
Of the 50 most popular record-breaking female names, several can be connected to figures from pop culture. The popularity of the name “Arya” could partially be due to the “Game of Thrones” character Arya Stark played by actress Maisie Williams. The name “Emilia” also appears on the list, perhaps for the same reason. Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO show. ...
“Riley”, which reached a peak popularity ranking of 35, might be due to Riley Curry, daughter of well-known NBA player Stephen Curry. “Ivy” made the list as well, perhaps due to BeyoncĂ© and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter, who made a cameo in BeyoncĂ©’s “7/11” music video. ...
Of the 50 most popular record-breaking male names, a few are worth highlighting. The popularity of the name “Jaxon” which reached its peak popularity ranking of 44, could be connected to pop singer Justin Bieber’s younger brother Jaxon Bieber. “Maddox” which also makes the top 50, is the name of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s adopted son. ...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I apologize for this being off topic, but can anyone explain why the Taylor Street office in Fort Worth has been forwarding all of their calls to the 800 number since the beginning of May and it just continues every day, with no relief? We can't reach anyone in the office at all. The other offices say they can't work on the Taylor street files. We have tried faxes and don't get responses. There is another number where we can leave a message if we have an extension (and if we know who is working the file.) We have a few direct extensions but they all go to voice mail and nobody returns calls. Does anyone know how long this will go on? Any ideas on how to deal with it?

Tim Kennedy said...

No.

Anonymous said...

Long time, months. In Austin the north field office ( there are two FO's), has referred all calls to 1800 for 3 months. Neither office responds to faxes. As a Rep one must call SSA 1800, leave the Reps SSN and SSA calls back in an hour. It is essentially unworkable as a SSA claimant representative, far worse if you are a clamant. Yes SSA is understaffed, but they can move staff around in a more workable manner. I get the impression staff are so burned out this method suits them.

Anonymous said...

As a FO employee, I am sorry this is happening. It's not good public service. And the nearby offices whose calls aren't going to the TSC have to deal with desperate people trying to get a local person. Sad.