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Every March, we vote our way through the most popular name of the day posts at Appellation Mountain from the prior calendar year. After a solid decade of holding the contest? We had a serious winners’ gallery.
When the world went sideways earlier this year, we had a chance to bring back those champs for an all-time showdown to determine our favorite of the favorites.
And now we’ve narrowed that list to just two final names.
Let’s take a look back at last week’s contest:
Eliza sailed past Genevieve, 55% to 45%. That’s a solid win. My theory? Eliza is getting a big boost, thanks to Phillipa Soo’s star turn as Eliza in Hamilton. Then again, Genevieve has a lot to offer, too, with that great middle V sound and so much French style. Still, Eliza advances – this time.
With not-quite 51% of the total, Sylvie wins out over Margot. Sylvie has been a darling of name aficionados for a while now. So even though Margot ranks farther on the US popularity charts, it’s not a stunner to see Sylvie take the lead here.
That means Eliza and Sylvie advance to the finals.
What a tough contest!
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.