My name is #15 in the state. Ridiculous when it's 80-something in the country. South Carolina
really helps to keep Caroline
in the top 100. Mary
is 26 in SC while it's 112 country-wide. I'm convinced this is because a lot of South Carolinians like to give their daughters Mary
double names. And I'm not talking Mary Grace
here, I'm talking Mary
Mcleod, Mary Tate
McNair (these are all Marys I know who go by BOTH names). People also do this a lot with Anne
Legare, Anne Dylan
etc), but Anne
isn't in the top 100 in SC.
It's odd though, because Madison
is #1 in the state. Despite the state being full of traditionalists (those who use Mary
- names), there are still enough trendies to keep Madison
's #1 for boys, no surprise there.