With Ethel, Bertha and Beulah still in decline, one name for little girls is on the rise and its good public relations for NYC's most populous borough..
Brooklyn is climbing the list of names handed out by parents and its not just a Big Apple phenomenon....Parents in western states are leading the way according to numbers from the Social Security Administration.
Geographic naming is not new...Remember when 'Dakota" became a big deal.
Its interesting to look over the list from our local hospitals on births to see what people are naming their kids...The most common trend is to come up with an offbeat spelling for existing names...That's just a cross to bear for a lifetime..
Brooklyn is a good name, but beware.....Not all 'place names' are beneficial to a youngster, thus explaining the paucity of girls or boys named "Jersey".
Brooklyn on the rise as a baby name - NYPOST.com