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This New York Times story about the 48-year reign of Michael as the most popular name for boys born in New York state reminded me to check the numbers for this part of the world. When I last compared North Carolina’s favorite baby names with those of the country as a whole, in 2009, I […]

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Last summer I was wondering about North Carolina’s abundance of Zebs, Flays and Flakes. Now I’m looking at the Social Security Administration’s data on popular baby names from 1960 forward. Most striking over that half century is the minimal difference between the names chosen by North Carolinians and those chosen by Americans as a whole.  […]

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