March Madness past winnersMarch Madness is upon us!

No, I’m not talking about basketball.

Every March, we start with the 32 most-viewed names from the prior year – sixteen for boys and sixteen for girls – and vote our way to a winner! I thoroughly enjoy the process, and hope you do, too. The first round always starts with some quirky favorites – think Phryne and Ayrton. By the end of the month, chances are that a far more mainstream name will capture the title. Past winners include Theodore and Sylvie, Cora and Finn. (See the whole list to the right!)

If you haven’t voted yet, there’s plenty of time. Polls will stay open until Thursday, March 9th. The next rounds are posted on Saturday, March 11th.

A couple of these are really close! Wilder v. Reid and Sullivan v. Soren could go either way; on the girls’ side, Marigold v. Lena seems like a tight race. (Though that might change by the time you’re clicking through!)

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That’s all for today. As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!

About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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