So many end-of-the-year lists detail something trivial. But sometimes those lists can help us appreciate something obvious.
BabyCenter.com has just released its list of the most popular names for American babies in 2011.
The most popular girl's names: Sophia, Emma, Isabella, Olivia and Ava, which sound like they could be lifted, letter by letter, from 1960s movie marquees. The most popular boy's names: Aiden, Jackson, Mason, Liam and Jacob, which could be the name of a Boston or Chicago law firm.