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Idahoans most commonly name babies Olivia, William; some opt for Espn, Hemi

Idaho's most-popular baby names in 2010, according to the newly published state vital statistics report: Olivia and William. Placing second: Emma and Samuel, with Sophia and Logan right on their chubby little heels in third place. Rounding out the top names for girls, in order: Ava, Abigail, Elizabeth, Emily, Isabella and Ella, with Addison and Brooklyn tied for 10th place. For boys, the fourth-top pick was Ethan, followed by Jacob, Aiden, Mason, Noah, Alexander and James.

Among the more unusual names selected by Idahoans for their new babies in 2010: Espn, Koal and Rootsy for girls, and Character, Hemi and Laugh for boys. Really.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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