But Does It *SPARKLE*? Baby Names From the Twilight Series Are Tops in 2009

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According to the Social Security Administration, the Top Baby Names for 2009 included two names that are familiar to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide:  Isabella and Jacob.

Isabella, or “Bella,” of course, is the name of the protagonist in Stephenie Meyer’s internationally best-selling Twilight series.  Jacob is the name of her rival love-interest, the wolfman who continually spars with her vampire-boyfriend, Edward.

Both “Isabella” and “Jacob” were the number one most common names in 2009 for their respective genders.

Curiously, “Edward,” the name of  the sparkling vampire who has won the hearts of countless women and girls, does not even crack the top ten.

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