Posted by Jay Livingston
Cross posted at Sociological Images
Jacob and Isabella were the most popular baby names last year. Some observers, even some sociologists, see this as the influence of “Twilight.” (See here for example.)
But Jacob, Isabella, and even Bella were on the rise well before Stephanie Meyer sent her similarly-named characters out to capture the hearts ,minds and naming preferences of romantic adolescents.
Don’t look for any Katnisses to be showing up on your class lists for quite a while.