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America's parents vote for change on baby names list

SPOKANE, Wash. - In 2008, American parents voted for change in naming their children. After a 12-year reign as the most popular baby name, Emily has slipped to third on the list. Emma is now the nation's most popular name for girls.

The most popular boy's name, Jacob, remained the same for the 10th year in a row.

Please click on the Most Popular Baby Names link at Social Security's website -- www.socialsecurity.gov -- to see all the top baby names for 2008. Drum roll please the Top 10 boys and girls names for 2008 are:

Boys: Girls:
1. Jacob 1. Emma
2. Michael 2. Isabella
3. Ethan 3. Emily
4. Joshua 4. Madison

5. Daniel

5. Ava
6. Alexander 6. Olivia
7. Anthony 7. Sophia
8. William 8. Abigail
9. Christopher 9. Elizabeth
10. Matthew 10. Chloe

The ascendancy of Emma means that Social Security spokesbaby Emily, who you should visit to say farewell at www.socialsecurity.gov, will be retiring.  Emily indicated that she would not be requesting a recount and that she is busily preparing for nursery school.  She further added, "I also ask everyone checking out this year's results at www.socialsecurity.gov to look at the nearby information about the Medicare Extra Help Program--in case they know someone eligible for Medicare who could use up to $3,900 to help pay for medicine." 

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