The first round is always a heartbreaker!
March Madness 2014 opens with the sixteen most popular posts from the year prior facing off against each other. Our favorite names for boys this year were a varied bunch, from friendly surname Rafferty to intriguing place name Caspian to the daring short name Cove.
The opening round was filled with upsets and predictable outcomes alike. Now we move on to the quarter finals, where the matches are even more difficult, and the voting will take more thought.
Let’s hear who you’re rooting for in the next round. Voting is open!
In the opening round, #16 seed Holden knocked out the top name, Rafferty. Quite the upset! Meanwhile, Atticus handily bested Cove. Now the two literary giants face off:
Meanwhile, Huxley sailed right past Koa and Finn resoundingly defeated Shepherd. Both matches were 70/30 – no contest! This match-up should be a toughie, though – the up-and-coming Huxley against established crowd-pleaser Finn:
Caspian made short work of Atlas in the opening round, and Everett neatly dispatched Fox. Just like the match above, the quarter-final promises to be more of a test for these names. Couldn’t Caspian and Everett easily be brothers?
This was a surprise! Soren narrowly defeated past March Madness champion Nathaniel. Meanwhile, the stylish Beckett took care of Cael, one of the few matches where I was pretty confident of the outcome from day one. Now the Scandinavian Soren squares off against the surname Beckett:
Thanks to each and everyone for voting. Polls will close on Friday, March 14. The new round opens on Saturday, March 15 – semi-finals!