What if something happens late in the year that affects, for awhile, baby naming? For instance, maybe a movie comes out in [name]September[/name] 2010 with an adorable [name]Adela[/name], and from [name]September[/name] through February, a total of [I don’t know the actual number] Adelas are born – more than the number of Pollys [obviously I’m making this up] on the 2010 top 1000. But because the Adelas were evenly split between the two years, the name’s rise is never recorded?
Groan…delicious name data…never to reach the public because of something so arbitrary as the calendar. I wonder if anything like the above story has ever occurred in real life.