For those that don't know, Polly spends quite a bit of her waking (and sleeping) hours thinking about names. She reads name blogs, discusses names in online forums devoted to the subject and looks forward every year for the big holiday for names and the people who love them: Mother's Day. That's the day when the Social Security Administration releases their baby name statistics and name devotees can discuss trending topics in names.
Sometimes Polly will ask me, apropos of nothing, whether I like name A or B more. I am horrible at this game, since I can barely remember my own name, let alone other people names, and will answer A or B almost at random. Then Polly will ask me 'why?' and I will mumble out an answer usually along the lines of 'I donno' or 'just cuz.'
Sigh. I'm sure this is insanely frustrating, sort of like if someone didn't think 3-D printers or a $25 computer the size of a paperclip were inherently cool. To make it up to her I try to put my elite hacking skills ('findstr' and Excel) to use making some more nifty graphs which show the trending popularity of some specific names.
Polly, I love you, here are some more graphs!
Polly is convinced that the name 'Brixton' will eventually be in the top 1000 names for boys (due to the similarity to Braxton and Paxton). Thoughts?