Kourtney Kardashian must be extremely popular with new mommiesÂ—the moniker she gave her son Mason almost topped the Social Security Administration's list of the top baby names of 2011.
His name was second only to Jacob, which might be popular because of the Team Jacob Twihards who are still unhappy that Bella chose Edward. And when it comes to girls' names, Twilight-inspired Isabella finally got toppled by Sophia (maybe moms are just big fans of Modern Family beauty Sofia Vergara). Since Twilight has been so popular, maybe there will be lots of Katnisses and Peetas celebrating the fact that they don't have to fight to the death in the future.
So what is it about little Mason that makes women want to name their sons after him? He is a rather stylish toddler, thanks to his mom's money and her love of shopping. Kourtney Kardashian is also a celebrity that's popular with moms since she blogs about her own adventures in mommyhood.
But perhaps what really made Mason one of the top baby names of 2011 is the way he's grown up in the spotlight. There aren't many celebrity children whose milestones have been broadcast on TV, so perhaps Kardashian fans love little Mason because he kind of feels like a part of their family. And of course he's also absolutely adorable.
Kourtney Kardashian has a little girl on the way, so it would seem that whatever she names her daughter would surely land on a future list of top baby names. However, the public seems to be pretty random when it comes to which monikers they embraceÂ—Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's sons might get lots of attention, but Maddox, Pax, and Knox didn't make the top ten list of boys names. However, Jayden, the name of one of Britney Spears' sons, finished fourth on the list. Will Smith also has a son named Jaden.
There was also some royal influence on the boys' side of things, with William winning third place. However, his brother Harry's name didn't make the top ten, and Kate and Pippa were also missing from the list of girls' names. Emma finished third there, perhaps because parents think it's a name that can lead to fameÂ—the moniker has worked well for Emma Watson, Emma Stone, and Emma Roberts.
So do you like the name Mason, or are you hoping that Kourtney comes up with something a little crazier for her daughter, like BeyoncÃ©'s Blue Ivy or Jessica Simpson's Maxwell Drew?
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