Olivia, Jackson, Mason, Lilly, Emma and Miles topped the list of names for babies born this year in the Quad-Cities.
Genesis BirthCenters reported 18 newborns were named Olivia and 17 were named Mason.At the Moline Trinity BirthPlace, 20 parents named their girls Lilly or Lilliana, and 19 boys were named Jackson. And at the Bettendorf Trinity BirthPlace, 16 girls were named Emma and 10 babies were named Miles or Myles.
While the leading choices changed, many of the top 5 names remained the same at Trinity and Genesis hospitals.
Genesis' most popular girls names were Olivia (18), Sophia (14), Ava and Madison (12), Zoey and Emma (11), Avery and Chloe (10) and Lily (9). Top boys' names were Mason (17), Benjamin (14), William, Alexander and Noah (13), Elijah (12) and Henry, Anthony, Jayden and Jackson (11).
Last year, Sophia ranked first at Genesis but fell to third this year. Olivia moved up to first from sixth, and Mason -- the No. 1 choice in 2010 -- didn't even make the 2011 list in 2011.
At Trinity in Moline the top boys' names were Jackson (19), John (16), Carter (13), various spellings of Kaiden and Aiden (12) and Liam (10). The most popular girls' names were Lilly or Lilliana (20), Isabella (17), Sophia (15), Emma (14) and Sophia and Brooklyn (10).
Although 2012 was the first time Carter and Brooklyn made the top 5, Moline Trinity secretary Belinda Gonzalez said the names have been popular for years.
At Trinity's Bettendorf location, various spellings of Miles topped the boys' list with 10, followed by various spellings of Kayden (9), various spellings of Landon (8), Easton (6) and various spellings of Jackson (5). Girls' names included Emma (16), Ella (10), various spellings of Adilyn (9), Lily or Lillian (8) and Madelyn (6).
Nationally, the Top 10 girl names listed on babycenter.com were Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Ava, Lily, Zoe, Chloe, Mia and Madison. The Top 10 boy names were Aiden, Jackson, Ethan, Liam, Mason, Noah, Lucas, Jacob, Jayden and Jack.
Officials at Trinity's Moline location reported a trend of old-time names, sometimes great-grandparents, such as Cora, Charlotte, Samuel, Henry, Gwendolyn, Charles, Penelope, Evelyn, Emmett and Lucille.
Local hospitals also saw several unique names: Aabro, Akyndrea, Aria, Dannika,Dash, Ellashawnee,Izhais,Jahzzyiah,Knight,Knowledge,Laushantiana, Leland, Niahla, Odin, Onyx, Peace, Princess Tylaiz, Rycker, Sincere, Souleymane, Unterriona, Wisdom and Xhevdet.
"We also had a patient that gave her child one first name with 5 middle names and a last name," Ms. Gonzales said. "I don't remember having that before."
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business. 1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments. 1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace. 1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually. 1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area. 1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.