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No Crazy Celebrity Baby Names for Tiffani Theissen?

Tiffani Theissen, who is expecting her first baby in May told EXTRA last week that she and husband Brady Smith are "tooling around with a ton of names. We haven’t come up with anything solid yet. We do have some favorites, and I promise you, they’re nothing crazy. We’re very traditional people, me being from California and my husband from Texas. You’re not going to find any freaky names. I promise."

Does Tiffani really think that being from California or Texas means that you are a naming traditionalist?  True Name Enthusiasts know better.

Take a look at BabyNameWizard.com's NameMapper, and you see that Texas falls squarely into the Southwest, Mexican-influenced naming zone. The most popular baby boy's name in Texas at the moment is Jose; Angel and Juan also make the top-10. As for California, anything goes.  In neither Texas nor California do traditional names like William and Elizabeth crack the top of the charts. 

So, can you guess the one name that is popular in California and Texas and nowhere else in America? 
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If you guessed Genesis, you are correct.  In fact in both states, Genesis is a more popular girl's name than Grace.


--J.B.

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November 25, 2009 10:41 AM
By Tracy H. (not verified)

Very interesting!

November 27, 2009 8:58 PM
By A Rose (not verified)

I have a friend named Genesis and I live in NY. I always thought it was interesting. Also, what someone considers crazy can be totally different than what someone else considers crazy.

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