American-names

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Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, which was shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, honored by the Asian Pacific American Library Association, and named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions.Her recent work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Vogue, Guernica, and The Scofield. She is currently drawing her graphic memoir, “GOOD TALK: Conversations I’m Still Confused About” (forthcoming from Dial Press).

American Names

by Stephen Vincent Benèt

I have fallen in love with American names,
The sharp names that never get fat,
The snakeskin-titles of mining-claims,
The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat,
Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.

Seine and Piave are silver spoons,
But the spoonbowl-metal is thin and worn,
There are English counties like hunting-tunes
Played on the keys of a postboy’s horn,
But I will remember where I was born.

I will remember Carquinez Straits,
Little French Lick and Lundy’s Lane,
The Yankee ships and the Yankee dates
And the bullet-towns of Calamity Jane.
I will remember Skunktown Plain.

I will fall in love with a Salem tree
And a rawhide quirt from Santa Cruz,
I will get me a bottle of Boston sea
And a blue-gum nigger to sing me blues.
I am tired of loving a foreign muse.

Rue des Martyrs and Bleeding-Heart-Yard,
Senlis, Pisa, and Blindman’s Oast,
It is a magic ghost you guard
But I am sick for a newer ghost,
Harrisburg, Spartanburg, Painted Post.

Henry and John were never so
And Henry and John were always right?
Granted, but when it was time to go
And the tea and the laurels had stood all night,
Did they never watch for Nantucket Light?

I shall not rest quiet in Montparnasse.
I shall not lie easy at Winchelsea.
You may bury my body in Sussex grass,
You may bury my tongue at Champmedy.
I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass.
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.

anonymous asked:

My wife is an immigrant and wants to name our child Omaha when they gets here because it "sounds so American" can you help me explain why that is a terrible name and possibly suggest some American sounding names to suggest to my wife?

Hey there! Well, I wouldn’t say that Omaha is a terrible name. It may mean something to her, or come from her culture, so I’d recommend that you try to be sensitive about that, whilst letting her know that this isn’t a name that you would want to use. Let her know that you want to come together to find a name that you both like, but one that may be a little more used and understood in America.

What kind of names do you like? I’d recommend looking at the top names in the US if you’re wanting one that will definitely be used in America. I’d recommend using this SSA website, which lists the top 1000 names in the US - it may help you find some inspiration! Let me know if I can help in any other way :)

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After the officers tase Mumford twice, they check his wallet and discover he was telling the truth. Though the police begin insisting their actions were predicated by Mumford’s refusal to show his ID, the footage indicates they never asked for it before the tasing.

American Names

I have fallen in love with American names,
The sharp names that never get fat,
The snakeskin-titles of mining-claims,
The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat,
Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.

Seine and Piave are silver spoons,
But the spoonbowl-metal is thin and worn,
There are English counties like hunting-tunes
Played on the keys of a postboy’s horn,
But I will remember where I was born.

I will remember Carquinez Straits,
Little French Lick and Lundy’s Lane,
The Yankee ships and the Yankee dates
And the bullet-towns of Calamity Jane.
I will remember Skunktown Plain.

I will fall in love with a Salem tree
And a rawhide quirt from Santa Cruz,
I will get me a bottle of Boston sea
And a blue-gum nigger to sing me blues.
I am tired of loving a foreign muse.

Rue des Martyrs and Bleeding-Heart-Yard,
Senlis, Pisa, and Blindman’s Oast,
It is a magic ghost you guard
But I am sick for a newer ghost,
Harrisburg, Spartanburg, Painted Post.

Henry and John were never so
And Henry and John were always right?
Granted, but when it was time to go
And the tea and the laurels had stood all night,
Did they never watch for Nantucket Light?

I shall not rest quiet in Montparnasse.
I shall not lie easy at Winchelsea.
You may bury my body in Sussex grass,
You may bury my tongue at Champmedy.
I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass.
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.


By Stephen Vincent Benét

John Hanke, the guy who founded Niantic (the company behind Pokemon Go), is definitely CIA. Hanke did a stint in the foreign service before suddenly quitting to do an MBA program and become a businessman. He doesn’t list his work for the US government on his LinkedIn, and any references to what he did are quite vague. The State Department is one of the biggest sources of covers for CIA operatives. How to Spot a Spook, by John Marks, 1974:

The reason the CIA office was located in the embassy - as it is in most of the other countries in the world - is that by presidential order the State Department is responsible for hiding and housing the CIA. Like the intelligence services of most other countries, the CI A has been unwilling to set up foreign offices under its own name. So American embassies - and, less frequently. military bases - provide the needed cover. State confers respectability on the Agency’s operatives, dressing them up with the same titles and calling cards that give legitimate diplomats entree into foreign government circles. Protected by diplomatic immunity, the operatives recruit local officials as CIA agents to supply secret intelligence and, especially in the Third World, to help in the Agency’s manipulation of a country’s internal affairs.

The CIA moves its men off the diplomatic lists only in Germany, Japan, and other countries where large numbers of American soldiers are stationed. In those countries, the CIA’s command post is still in the U.S. Embassy, but most of the CIA personnel are under military cover. With nearly 500,000 U.S. troops scattered around the world, the CIA “units” buried among them do not attract undue attention.

In contrast, it is difficult for the CIA to dwell inconspicuously within the American diplomatic corps, since more than a quarter of the 5,435 employees who purportedly work for State overseas are actually with the CIA. In places such as Argentina, Bolivia, Burma, and Guyana, where the Agency has special interests and projects, there are about as many CIA operatives under cover of substantive embassy jobs as there are legitimate State employees. The CIA also places smaller contingents in the ranks of other U.S. government agencies which operate overseas, particularly AID’s police training program in Latin America. [EDITORS’ NOTE: After much public outcry about U.S. exportation of repression via massive supplying of police equipment and training foreign police in methods of interrogation and torture since 1961, AID’s Office of Public Safety was closed down by Congress in July 1975.] 

It’s very easy to pinpoint State Department employees as CIA, so the Company prefers to put its agents into private business instead, especially because corporate espionage increasingly makes up a significant portion of what the American intelligence community does. ‘THE COMPANY’ AS BIG BUSINESS, published in the New York Times on January 4th, 1987:

But Southern Air - which denies that it does work for the C.I.A. - is not the only company to get involved in covert foreign missions. While no one has taken a recent count of just how many companies are involved, it is well known in intelligence circles that “the company,” as the C.I.A. is nicknamed, uses all kinds of private-sector businesses to carry out its own business of gathering intelligence worldwide: transportation, export-import, construction and security-services companies, banks, public relations firms, and thousands of tiny companies that do not do much of anything - except provide cover for C.I.A. activities.        

Most companies that do work for the C.I.A. are mere shells, lightly capitalized “paper” companies set up for a quick arms purchase or an untraceable financial transfer, and then dissolved. But some are legitimate continuing operations, for which the C.I.A. links are just an incidental part of business. Many companies have a long history of C.I.A. ties: Southern Air was a wholly owned C.I.A. subsidiary not long ago. A few businesses, including an insurance complex, are still owned outright by the agency.        

“We get the impression that they have many, many thousands of such companies throughout the world,” said Michael F. Barrett Jr., counsel for the House subcommittee on oversight and investigations. “Setting them up is a routine matter.” MOST experts say these companies - known as “proprietaries,” a term left over from an era when most were actual subsidiaries of the C.I.A., rather than simply contracting with the agency, as most do now - are a necessary tool for the agency. “If you’re going to have an intelligence service, you need proprietaries,” said Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.        

Over the years, Washington policy makers have had intense disagreements about the implications of using private, profit-making companies in sensitive intelligence work. But the policy issue is only part of the problem. For the C.I.A. is a sort of shadow force in the private sector, a barely visible presence whose patronage can give certain favored companies a huge competitive advantage - and consign others to failure. (See box.) Most analysts agree that C.I.A. business is not a big factor in the national economy. “My impression is that they were never large enough to have a significant impact,” said Henry S. Rowen, a professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and former chairman of the National Intelligence Council.      

But it does cause ripples here and there. “I’m sure they have a big impact on the Beltway,” said Robert D. Hormats, a former senior economic official in four administrations, referring to the Washington ring road jammed with high-technology and consulting companies that serve the C.I.A. and other Government clients.

One famous example of a CIA agent who was told by the agency to quit young and go into business is Thomas Devine. Spartacus Educational:

According to a de-classified memo, Devine left the CIA in 1953 to help his associate, George H. W. Bush to establish the oil company, Zapata Oil. Other major investors included Prescott Bush and Bill Liedtke.

In 1954, Zapata Off-Shore Company was formed as a subsidiary of Zapata Oil, with George H. W. Bush as president of the new company. According to Bush’s autobiography,Eugene Meyer, the publisher of the Washington Post, and his son-in-law, Philip Graham, were major investors in the new company.

Zapata Corporation split in 1959 into independent companies Zapata Petroleum and Zapata Off-Shore, headed by George H. W. Bush, who moved his offices from Midland to Houston. In 1960, Bush created a new company, Perforaciones Marinas del Golfo (Permargo) with Edwin Pauley of Pan American Petroleum. Pauley is alleged to have had close ties to Allen Dulles. During the Second World War Pauley aided the Dulles brothers former clients in shifting Nazi assets out of Europe.

In 1963, Zapata Petroleum merged with South Penn Oil and other companies to become Pennzoil. In his book Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty (2009) Russ Baker argues: “For Devine, who would have been about twenty-seven years old at the time, to resign at such a young age, so soon after the CIA had spent a great deal of time and money training him, was, at minimum, highly unusual. It would turn out, however, that Devine had a special relationship allowing him to come and go from the agency, enabling him to do other things without really leaving its employ.”

Hanke first spent time at video game startups, getting to know his way around Silicon Valley culture, before he got his start at a company called Keyhole. Global Clusters of Innovation, by Jeremy S. Hangle:

When it says he foresaw the value of such imagery because of his time working for the US government, he was apparently right on the money. The recently formed CIA-owned venture capital firm, In-Q-Tel, was a major investor. The CIA Helped Sell a Mapping Startup to Google. Now They Won’t Tell Us Why, Yasha Levine, July 1, 2015:

In-Q-Tel, a venture capital fund run by the CIA on behalf of the military and intelligence community, made a “strategic investment” in Keyhole in February 2003, a month before the US launched Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In a press release announcing the investment a few months later, In-Q-Tel discussed Keyhole’s close collaboration with military and intelligence partners and explained that Keyhole technology was already being successfully deployed by active military forces in Iraq:

Immediately demonstrating the value of Keyhole’s technology to the national security community, NIMA used the technology to support United States troops in Iraq. “Within two weeks of In-Q-Tel’s engagement with Keyhole, we implemented the technology to support our mission within the Pentagon,” said Rob Zitz, Director of NIMA’s InnoVision directorate. [NIMA is now known as NGA, the NSA’s sister agency. —YL] “Introducing technologies like Keyhole is part of NIMA’s effort to transform the intelligence business, and the way we serve our customers.”

Not only was Keyhole’s technology popular with the US government, but its use quickly filtered down into the American news media. Tiny Tech Company Awes Viewers, USA Today, March 21, 2003:

TV war coverage is making a surprise star of a tiny tech company and its super-sophisticated 3D maps. EarthViewer maps, created by a private Silicon Valley company called Keyhole, are featured during war reports on CNN, ABC and CBS.

On Thursday, CNN used the maps to simulate flying over Baghdad and dropping down to street level at bombing targets. Each time, CNN flashed the Web site, EarthViewer.com.

Keyhole, founded in 2001, is marketing mainly to businesses, which pay $599 to thousands of dollars a year for access. Takers include commercial real estate companies, city planners and engineering firms.

While the report claims that Keyhole was marketing to private businesses, its only listed customers were the US Army, the Department of Defense, the NIMA/NGA, and the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department when it was bought out by Google in 2004. None of the news organizations seem to have actually paid for the work, which implies it was handed to them directly in packages by the DoD as part of their propaganda work. This sort of technology was a real coup for the American government, which used the media to cow domestic opposition to the war in part through high tech displays like this.

Google is very close to the American government. That’s not unusual for a tech company. In fact, virtually all major tech companies today rely on technologies researched by the US government and then given either for free or for a nominal fee to trusted private sector businessmen. The costs of the sort of specialized research that goes on nowadays are considered to be too great to be borne by the private sector without a crisis of profitability. Noam Chomsky discusses it in-depth here. An excerpt:

The saintly Alan recently gave a talk to newspaper editors in the US. He spoke passionately about the miracles of the market, the wonders bought by consumer choice and so on. He also gave some examples: the Internet, computers, information processing, lasers, satellites, transistors.28 It’s an interesting list: these are textbook examples of creativity and production in the public sector. In the case of the Internet, for thirty years it was designed, developed, and funded primarily in the public sector, mostly the Pentagon, then the National Science Foundation, that’s most of the hardware, the software, new ideas, technology and so on. In just the last couple of years it has been handed over to people like Bill Gates who, at least, you have to admire for his honesty: he attributes his success to his ability to ’embrace and extend’ the ideas of others, commonly others in the public sector.29 In the case of the Internet, consumer choice was close to zero, and during the crucial development stages the same is true of computers, information processing, and all the rest, unless by ‘consumer’ you mean the government; that is, public subsidy.

In fact, of all the examples that Greenspan gives, the only one that rises maybe to the level of a joke is transistors, and they are an interesting case. Transistors, in fact, were developed in a private laboratory – Bell Telephone Laboratories of AT&T – which also made major contributions to solar cells, radio astronomy, information theory, and lots of other important things. But what is the role of markets and consumer choice in that? Well again, it turns out, zero. AT&T was a government supported monopoly, so there was no consumer choice, and as a monopoly they could charge high prices: in effect, a tax on the public which they could use for institutions like Bell Laboratories where they could do all of this work. So again, it’s publicly subsidised. As if to demonstrate the point, as soon as the industry was deregulated Bell Labs went out of existence, because the public wasn’t paying for it any more: its successors work mostly on short-term applied projects. But that’s only the beginning of the story. True, Bell Labs invented transistors, but they used wartime technology which, again, was publicly subsidised and state-initiated. Furthermore there was nobody to buy transistors at that time, because they were very expensive to produce.

So, for ten years the government was the major procurer, particularly for high-performance transistors. In 1958 the Bell Telephone supplier, Western Electric, was producing hundreds of thousands of these, but solely for military applications. Government procurement provided entrepreneurial initiatives and guided the development of the technology, which could then be disseminated to industry. That’s ‘consumer choice’ and the ‘miracle of the market’ in the one case that you can even look at without ridicule. And in fact that story generalises, even the most ignorant economist must know this. The dynamic sectors of the economy rely crucially on massive public subsidy, innovation and creativity; the examples that Greenspan gave are mostly some of the most dramatic cases of this. It’s a revealing set of choices. A lot of this is masked as defence, but that’s not all, the same is true in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and so on.

Nafeez Ahmed, in a two-part series, went very in-depth into nearly every connection Google had to the US government. Most of them are through the DoD and NSA and their surrogates, possibly because the CIA didn’t have tools like In-Q-Tel at the time Google was being created, which makes the title a bit of a misnomer. How the CIA Made Google, Nafeez Ahmed, January 22, 2015:

In 1994 — the same year the Highlands Forum was founded under the stewardship of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the ONA, and DARPA — two young PhD students at Stanford University, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, made their breakthrough on the first automated web crawling and page ranking application. That application remains the core component of what eventually became Google’s search service. Brin and Page had performed their work with funding from the Digital Library Initiative (DLI), a multi-agency programme of the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA and DARPA [DARPA being the DoD’s research arm and the creator of the internet. Note that Stanford has a long history of integration with them, and Stanford was one of the first four nodes on DARPAnet/the internet].

But that’s just one side of the story.

Throughout the development of the search engine, Sergey Brin reported regularly and directly to two people who were not Stanford faculty at all: Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham and Dr. Rick Steinheiser. Both were representatives of a sensitive US intelligence community research programme on information security and data-mining.

Thuraisingham is currently the Louis A. Beecherl distinguished professor and executive director of the Cyber Security Research Institute at the University of Texas, Dallas, and a sought-after expert on data-mining, data management and information security issues. But in the 1990s, she worked for the MITRE Corp., a leading US defense contractor, where she managed the Massive Digital Data Systems initiative, a project sponsored by the NSA, CIA, and the Director of Central Intelligence, to foster innovative research in information technology.

“We funded Stanford University through the computer scientist Jeffrey Ullman, who had several promising graduate students working on many exciting areas,” Prof. Thuraisingham told me. “One of them was Sergey Brin, the founder of Google. The intelligence community’s MDDS program essentially provided Brin seed-funding, which was supplemented by many other sources, including the private sector.”

This sort of funding is certainly not unusual, and Sergey Brin’s being able to receive it by being a graduate student at Stanford appears to have been incidental. The Pentagon was all over computer science research at this time. But it illustrates how deeply entrenched the culture of Silicon Valley is in the values of the US intelligence community.

In an extraordinary document hosted by the website of the University of Texas, Thuraisingham recounts that from 1993 to 1999, “the Intelligence Community [IC] started a program called Massive Digital Data Systems (MDDS) that I was managing for the Intelligence Community when I was at the MITRE Corporation.” The program funded 15 research efforts at various universities, including Stanford. Its goal was developing “data management technologies to manage several terabytes to petabytes of data,” including for “query processing, transaction management, metadata management, storage management, and data integration.”

At the time, Thuraisingham was chief scientist for data and information management at MITRE, where she led team research and development efforts for the NSA, CIA, US Air Force Research Laboratory, as well as the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) and Communications and Electronic Command (CECOM). She went on to teach courses for US government officials and defense contractors on data-mining in counter-terrorism.

In her University of Texas article, she attaches the copy of an abstract of the US intelligence community’s MDDS program that had been presented to the “Annual Intelligence Community Symposium” in 1995. The abstract reveals that the primary sponsors of the MDDS programme were three agencies: the NSA, the CIA’s Office of Research & Development, and the intelligence community’s Community Management Staff (CMS) which operates under the Director of Central Intelligence. Administrators of the program, which provided funding of around 3–4 million dollars per year for 3–4 years, were identified as Hal Curran (NSA), Robert Kluttz (CMS), Dr. Claudia Pierce (NSA), Dr. Rick Steinheiser (ORD — standing for the CIA’s Office of Research and Devepment), and Dr. Thuraisingham herself.

Thuraisingham goes on in her article to reiterate that this joint CIA-NSA program partly funded Sergey Brin to develop the core of Google, through a grant to Stanford managed by Brin’s supervisor Prof. Jeffrey D. Ullman:

“In fact, the Google founder Mr. Sergey Brin was partly funded by this program while he was a PhD student at Stanford. He together with his advisor Prof. Jeffrey Ullman and my colleague at MITRE, Dr. Chris Clifton [Mitre’s chief scientist in IT], developed the Query Flocks System which produced solutions for mining large amounts of data stored in databases. I remember visiting Stanford with Dr. Rick Steinheiser from the Intelligence Community and Mr. Brin would rush in on roller blades, give his presentation and rush out. In fact the last time we met in September 1998, Mr. Brin demonstrated to us his search engine which became Google soon after.”

Google’s first financiers were proxies for the DoD:

After Google’s incorporation, the company received $25 million in equity funding in 1999 led by Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. According to Homeland Security Today, “A number of Sequoia-bankrolled start-ups have contracted with the Department of Defense, especially after 9/11 when Sequoia’s Mark Kvamme met with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to discuss the application of emerging technologies to warfighting and intelligence collection.” Similarly, Kleiner Perkins had developed “a close relationship” with In-Q-Tel, the CIA venture capitalist firm that funds start-ups “to advance ‘priority’ technologies of value” to the intelligence community.

It’s understood that Google’s ability to search data was considered a holy grail of the intelligence community in the 1980s and was necessary for the sort of collect-it-all behavior the NSA engages in. Brin and Page were at the right time to do research for the government and in turn collect in spades as they were allowed to privatize their government-funded work. Later, the government continued to knock on their door, and they continued to answer. Beyond Keyhole and Hanke, other intelligence-affiliated employees who worked with Google include Michele Weslander Quaid, former head of the NGA and former Google CTO, Jim Young, former CIA analyst and current Google Federal  Manager, and Shannon Sullivan, former US Air Force analyst and current Google Federal Head. This isn’t to say that Google is CIA controlled or anything, just that Google co-operates with the US intelligence community and with the CIA because many of their activities are profitable to both of them, and that anybody with background working for the government is seen as a plus, especially for Google’s Federal division, which manages its contracts with the government.

Niantic was eventually spun off of Google in 2015. Its first game, Ingress, had initially been developed as a counter to Android’s relative lack of games compared to the iPhone, but its devs soon realized the potential it had. Companies like Jamba Juice and Verizon paid to have their locations turned into nodes or to have energy placed nearby, driving foot traffic towards them. Then, to provide stats as to how well the experiment worked, the company can track whether it’s users are actually moving towards the nodes or not. Last year, the company AXA branded in-game item models with its logo. Also, obviously, there’s microtransactions. With all these opportunities to make money, Google decided to spin off Niantic on its own and invested $30 million into it in order to reap dividends instead. And who else invested?

The Niantic board of directors consists of Hanke, an unknown named Christian Grobel, and a guy called Gillman Louie, co-founder in venture capital firm Alsop Louie Partners and former head of In-Q-Tel from its 1999 incorporation until 2006. In fact, Hanke and Louie have very similar careers, getting into Silicon Valley through their love of video games (they’re both big gamers) while maintaining connections with the American intelligence apparatus (Louie is an advisor to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence). Game recognize game, I suppose.

(Louie is also on the board of directors for Wizards of the Coast and Shadowrun/Mechwarrior creator FASA Interactive. Probably cause he loves what they make moreso than the CIA has any uses for them, but you never know)

Popular Names in the US by State (2012)

This is a list of the top 5 names for each gender, of each US State, from all of the births in 2012.

Alabama
Girls: Emma, Ava, Olivia, Isabella, Madison.
Boys: William, James, Mason, John, Jacob.

Alaska
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Abigail, Ava.
Boys: James, Ethan, Liam, Gabriel, Jacob.

Arizona
Girls: Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Mia, Olivia.
Boys: Jacob, Liam, Daniel, Ethan, Anthony.

Arkansas
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Ava, Isabella, Olivia.
Boys: William, Mason, James, Jacob, Elijah.

California
Girls: Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Emily, Mia.
Boys: Jacob, Jayden, Daniel, Ethan, Matthew.

Colorado
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Isabella, Ava.
Boys: Liam, Alexander, Jacob, William, Noah.

Connecticut
Girls: Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Sophia, Ava.
Boys: Mason, Jacob, Michael, Liam, Ethan.

Delaware
Girls: Sophia, Emma, Isabella, Ava, Olivia.
Boys: Michael, Anthony, Mason, Liam, Alexander.

District of Columbia
Girls: Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Charlotte, Genesis.
Boys: William, Alexander, Henry, John, James.

Florida
Girls: Isabella, Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Mia.
Boys: Jayden, Jacob, Ethan, Michael, Mason.

Georgia
Girls: Emma, Ava, Isabella, Madison, Olivia.
Boys: William, Mason, Jacob, Michael, Jayden.

Hawaii
Girls: Sophia, Emma, Isabella, Ava, Mia.
Boys: Ethan, Noah, Mason, Elijah, Logan.

Idaho
Girls: Olivia, Sophia, Emma, Ava, Elizabeth.
Boys: Liam, William, Mason, Samuel, Logan.

Illinois
Girls: Sophia, Olivia, Isabella, Emma, Ava.
Boys: Jacob, Alexander, Noah, Michael, Ethan.

Indiana
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Ava, Isabella.
Boys: Liam, Mason, Elijah, Noah, Jacob.

Iowa
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Harper, Ava.
Boys: Liam, Mason, Carter, William, Owen.

Kansas
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Isabella, Ava.
Boys: Mason, Liam, William, Noah, Jackson.

Kentucky
Girls: Emma, Isabella, Sophia, Ava, Abigail.
Boys: William, Mason, James, Jacob, Noah.

Louisiana
Girls: Emma, Ava, Isabella, Olivia, Chloe.
Boys: Mason, Jayden, William, Noah, Liam.

Maine
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Abigail, Ava Olivia.
Boys: Mason, Liam, Noah, Owen, Jacob.

Maryland
Girls: Sophia, Emma, Ava, Olivia, Isabella.
Boys: Mason, Michael, Jacob, Noah, Ethan.

Massachusetts
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Isabella, Ava.
Boys: Benjamin, Mason, Ryan, William, Jacob.

Michigan
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Ava, Olivia, Isabella.
Boys: Mason, Liam, Noah, Jacob, Carter.

Minnesota
Girls: Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Ava, Avery.
Boys: Mason, William, Ethan, Liam, Henry.

Mississippi
Girls: Emma, Madison, Ava, Olivia, Chloe.
Boys: William, Mason, John, James, Jayden.

Missouri
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Ava, Isabella.
Boys: Mason, William, Liam, Jackson, Jacob.

Montana
Girls: Emma, Olivia, Ava, Harper, Sophia.
Boys: Liam, William, Wyatt, Mason, James.

Nebraska
Girls: Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Harper, Ava.
Boys: Liam, William, Mason, Jackson, Owen.

Nevada
Girls: Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Mia.
Boys: Alexander, Anthony, Daniel, Jayden, Jacob.

New Hampshire
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Isabella, Ava.
Boys: Mason, Jackson, Jacob, Liam, Noah.

New Jersey
Girls: Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Ava.
Boys: Michael, Anthony, Joseph, Jayden, Matthew.

New Mexico
Girls: Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Mia, Aaliyah.
Boys: Noah, Jacob, Elijah, Jayden, Daniel.

New York
Girls: Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Ava.
Boys: Michael, Jacob, Jayden, Ethan, Mason.

North Carolina
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Ava, Olivia, Isabella.
Boys: William, Mason, Jacob, Elijah, Noah.

North Dakota
Girls: Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Harper, Ava.
Boys: Liam, Mason, Ethan, James, Noah.

Ohio
Girls: Sophia, Emma, Ava, Olivia, Isabella.
Boys: Mason, Liam, William, Noah, Michael.

Oklahoma
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Isabella, Olivia, Abigail.
Boys: Elijah, Noah, Mason, Jacob, Aiden.

Oregon
Girls: Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Abigail.
Boys: Liam, Mason, Alexander, William, Henry.

Pennsylvania
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Ava, Olivia, Isabella.
Boys: Mason, Liam, Jacob, Michael, Noah.

Rhode Island
Girls: Sophia, Ava, Emma, Isabella, Olivia.
Boys: Mason, Michael, Jacob, Ethan, Noah.

South Carolina
Girls: Emma, Madison, Olivia, Isabella, Ava.
Boys: William, Mason, James, Elijah, Jayden.

South Dakota
Girls: Emma, Harper, Sophia, Olivia, Ava.
Boys: Liam, Mason, Jacob, Owen, William.

Tennessee 
Girls: Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Sophia.
Boys: William, Mason, Elijah, James, Jacob.

Texas
Girls: Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Mia, Emily.
Boys: Jacob, Jayden, Ethan, Noah, Daniel.

Utah
Girls: Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Ava, Lily.
Boys: William, Liam, Mason, Ethan, Jacob.

Vermont
Girls: Ava, Olivia, Emma, Sophia, Ella.
Boys: Mason, Noah, Liam, Owen, Logan.

Virginia
Girls: Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Abigail, Isabella.
Boys: William, Mason, Liam, Jacob, Elijah.

Washington
Girls: Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Ava.
Boys: Mason, Liam, Ethan, Alexander, Benjamin.

West Virginia
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Isabella, Ava, Olivia.
Boys: Mason, Liam, Bentley, Jacob, Hunter.

Wisconsin
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Ava, Isabella.
Boys: Mason, Liam, Jackson, Ethan, Owen.

Wyoming
Girls: Emma, Sophia, Madison, Elizabeth, Olivia.
Boys: Liam, Mason, Logan, William, Wyatt.