Sunday Summary 3.6.16I’m always extra excited for March, for obvious and logical reasons. First? Spring! Warmer weather and longer days are always welcome.

But secondly, it’s March Madness here at Appellation Mountain. No basketballs required. Instead, we pit the top sixteen baby names for boys and the top sixteen baby names for girls against each other in a bracket-style competition to crown the favorite baby names of 2016 at Appellation Mountain.

You can read up on all the past winners in these posts – and most importantly, vote in the opening round of the 2016 competition!

  • Vote in the Opening Round of Boys’ March Madness Baby Names here.
  • Vote in the Opening Round of Girls’ March Madness Baby Names here.

Now, on to the baby name news:

That’s all for this week! 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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  1. Thank you! And I’m so happy March Madness has come around again. Waiting for round 2 so I can vote again…

  2. I know a family with a presidential naming theme. They have a boy named Monroe and a girl named Pierce. It seems like naming kids after the current president isn’t as widespread of a theme as it used to be, though. Only 11 boys were named Barack in 2014.