By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director
Let’s play the name game.
No, not this Name Game:
I mean the game of analyzing the trends related to the babies born in College Station in 2014.
As you might expect, it was a record year for number of births. While the final total won’t be available for a few more days, the City Secretary’s Office reports 2,460 babies born in College Station, a 14 percent increase from the previous record of 2,159 set in 2013:
Okay, back to the names. In 2013, the most popular baby names in College Station were Jason and Emma. Here’s the most popular names of 2014:
Most popular BOYS first names (more…)
College Station obviously has been growing rapidly — but the new residents haven’t all arrived from outside the city limits. Our community experienced an unprecedented baby boom in 2012 with a record 1,871 births through Friday.
Update: As of 3 p.m. Monday, we’re up to 1,883 births for 2012 with 929 girls and 954 boys!
Since many of these beautiful babies have visited the City Secretary’s Office with their parents to get a birth certificate, we’ve become adept at quickly spotting the first-time parents. While the veteran parents are proud, the first-timers always have a special glow.
And they love to take pictures.