Every Baby Born At This Hospital Has Its Unique Name Written On An Epic Banner

There are 30,000 names and they are all alphabetized.

People often consult the Internet and name books when choosing a baby name. One unexpected place they could go to for some inspo is a hospital in Minneapolis which has been documenting the unique names of every baby born there for the last eight years. The names are written on a single banner. 

Reddit user mnpharmer shared a post on the BabyBumps subreddit of the impressive poster.


The incredible baby name banner lists 30,000 babies born at the hospital over the last eight years.

And it's alphabetized.

The Redditor explained that the poster is updated every 5,000 names.

The photo of the banner focuses on the J to M names and reveals some less common ones (Milanii, Johnsie, Krew) along with some more popular ones (Lisa, Lance, Julia). The sign accounts for baby names that are unique in the sense that they are distinct as opposed to strictly being new or uncommon. This means that the sign also features variations of names, i.e. Landan, Landen, Landon.

A recent study by Quartz revealed that in 2017, there were "29,910 distinct names" given to American babies and some of them could likely be on the sign. The most popular new name was Camreigh with 91 babies given the name, followed by Asahd (58 babies) and Taishmara (38 babies).

The most popular baby names of 2018 (so far)will likely all be featured on the list. According to the Baby Center website these are the top names for girls and boys.  

The top 10 most popular names for girls:

1. Emma

2. Olivia

3. Ava

4. Isabella

5. Sophia

6. Amelia 

7. Mia 

8. Charlotte

9. Harper

10. Mila

The top 10 most popular names for boys:

1. Liam

2. Noah

3. Oliver

4. Lucas

5. Mason

6. Logan

7. Elijah

8. Ethan 

9. James

10. Aiden

Parents love the idea of the sign because of its scale, history, and creativity. Others who have seen the sign at the hospital say they would use it as inspiration for their baby names and sometimes use it to play games for naming their future kids.

(H/T: MamaMia)

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