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Every March, we host a March Madness tournament – only for baby names. We vote our way through the most popular names, as judged by the most-read Name of the Day posts at Appellation Mountain from the prior calendar year.
After a decade of March Madness contests, we had a gallery of winners.
So this summer, we took those names and let them compete for the crown – the champion of champions, the all-time reigning baby name all-star.
As always, it was your votes that took us from the starting point to the final match.
Before we get to our very last match-up, let’s take a look back.
Arthur bested Rowan with almost 53% of the vote. Arthur is a reader favorite here. Not only is it a past March Madness Baby Names victor, it also won our Harry Potter edition of the Great Halloween Baby Names Contest. But Rowan is a favorite here, too, so it’s no surprise that this contest was pretty close.
Theodore trounced Everett, with just over 60% of the total. Theodore might the hottest classic boy name of our moment, a fast-rising favorite with cool Theo and cuddly Teddy both available as nicknames. But Everett is also a top choice with parents, thanks to that middle V sound, combined with the T ending.
That means our final match-up is a battle of the classics!
Winner earns bragging rights as the winner of the 2020 Summer Baby Names Showdown and the all-time favorite of the March Madness Baby Names champions.
Voting stays open through Tuesday, July 28th. And don’t forget to vote in the girls’ final, too.