Melania is up, Alexa is down – the most popular US baby names have been revealed

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the Guardian—New data shows that when it comes to naming children there’s a Trump bump and an Amazon drop It’s easy to mock celebrities for the outlandish name choices. Especially when Bear Grylls, with typical woodland folksiness, names his kids Marmaduke and Huckleberry. Or Ciara and Future, given nine months of deciding time, ending up calling their son, er, Future. Ordinary Americans tend to play things safer. New data released by the social security administration shows that the top names in the country...

Alexa as a baby name has dropped in popularity since the launch of Amazon's Alexa. Guess no one wants a life of accidentally activating Amazon's Alexa. The name Alexa has declined in popularity for newborns since the AI voice assistant debuted in 2014, as detailed in a blog post by University of Maryland sociologist Phillip Cohen. SEE ALSO: What would an Amazon Alexa robot look like? In 2016, the name experienced a 21.3 percent drop, then followed with a 19.5 percent fall in 2017, according to data Cohen obtained from the Social Security Administration.  Last year, 3,883...