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10 of the Most Popular Nerdy Baby Names From 2014


The Social Security list of the top 1000 baby names of 2014 has a few nerdy surprises. Sure we have your regular old Noah and Emma taking the top spots (boring), but in the nerdy, media-obsessed America of today there has to be some fan-girly namesakes in there.

Here are ten geeky names that are gaining ground in popularity.

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A high school baseball coach promised his team that if they won 14 games in a row, they could name his baby. They were not doing well this season so he must have thought it was a long shot. Well, they did it and they want to name him Benjamin Smalls, after two characters from The Sandlot.  

This video was made just before they won that 14th game: 



It seems like mom still has some veto power but they'll be pretty disappointed if she chooses something else now. In fact, apparently David Evans, the writer of The Sandlot dropped by to wish them well.