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Whatever Happened to “Gertrude”?


SlateV tells us in delightful video form

, this year’s most popular baby names are Sophia and Aiden. If you want to find out when your name was on every new mother’s tongue, bring up

this nifty baby name voyager

, which charts the popularity of names year by year. Take an

old-fashioned name like Gertrude

, which hit its peak popularity in the 1890s. Or how about

a bold choice like Angus

, which was all the rage in the 1880s. This will provide you with at least 15 minutes of joy, and help you to figure out how to choose a name for your future spawn that won’t have 15 heads turning when you call it out at the playground.