The Social Security Administration has released the Top 10 Baby Names for 2008. I was curious where Michael ended up. The results:
Top 10 Boy Names for 2008
Ugh. Frustration. Michael lost another year's battle to be in the number one spot. A spot he first achieved in 1954. Michael held the number one spot for 43 of the next 44 years. Only slipping in 1960 when David was the number one boy name. In 1961, Michael knocked-out David and took over the top spot again. He held tight through 1998 (38 years).
From 1999 through 2008 Michael has held the #2 spot. What has happened? David managed to keep Michael down for only one year. Now for ten years Michael can't get back on top.
Since 1999, Jacob has held the number one position. Just who IS this Jacob? I think it's time for Michael to reclaim his rightful spot on top of the list!
If you are curious about your own name, the Social Security Administration has a great site to look up names, years and ranks.