WTH! Reality TV Affecting Baby Names

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The Social Security Administration has released its list of the to the top baby names of 2011, and some names were on the rise last year.

Seems that some parents are letting reality TV influence what they name their children.

An increasing number of people have named their kids Mason and Briella, and the Social Security Administration says that Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Jerseylicious are to blame.

Mason, which is the name of Kourtney Kardashian’s son, jumped ten spots from 12 to 2 last year, and Briella, which happens to be the name of Jersylicious’ Star Briella Calafiore, is now the 497th most-popular name. That doesn’t seem that high on the list, but it shot up 394 spots from its place on last year’s list.

You also have to wonder if Twilight has and affect on the number one boys name Jacob, and the number two girls name Iabella.

Last year, Teen Mom was attributed to an increasing number of parents to name their kids Maci and Bentley.

HERE is the press release from the Social Security Administration about the most popular baby names list.

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