The change in popularity of a particular baby name is not very surprising.
According to AP News, “A year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender, the popularity of the name Caitlyn plummeted more than any other baby name, according to Social Security’s annual list of the most popular baby names.”
What’s worse? “The four names that dropped the most were all varieties of the same name,” according to AP.
Who is Caitlyn Jenner? In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, Bruce Jenner, the Olympic medal-winner and ex-husband to Kardashian manager and reality star Kris Jenner, transitioned to become a transgender woman and, for the past two years, has been known as Caitlyn Jenner.
(…because, he hasn’t struggled enough in his life after being surrounded by Kardashian women for decades…)
Is the drop in popularity because of Caitlyn Jenner? Whether parents support Caitlyn Jenner or not is irrelevant, according to the article. What matters is that parents typically steer clear of names that might spark controversy. With that same logic, “Donald” will take a plunge in upcoming years.
One thing is for sure: Caitlyn is an excellent gender-neutral name.