No, you won't be hearing a bunch of Roscoes and Fritzes and Velmas and Ferns being called in kindergartens in five years. But there are a lot of names that will sound very familiar.

Bronson Methodist Hospital has released it's list of the most popular baby names from the 4,600 plus births in 2018. What's interesting is, while the top of the girls' list is similar between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, the names on the boys' list vary a bit.

Bronson Battle Creek's Top Girls Names

  1. Ava
  2. Emma
  3. Isabella
  4. Olivia
  5. Hannah
  6. Sophia
  7. Aria
  8. Athena
  9. Ellie
  10. Madison

Bronson Kalamazoo's Top Girls Names

  1. Ava
  2. Emma
  3. Amelia
  4. Olivia
  5. Harper
  6. Stella
  7. Charlotte
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Aubrey
  10. (a tie)

Bronson Battle Creek's Top Boys Names

  1. Jeremiah
  2. Ethan
  3. Hunter
  4. Liam
  5. Carson
  6. Jordan
  7. Noah
  8. Aiden
  9. Carter
  10. Zander

Bronson Kalamazoo's Top Boys Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Theodore
  5. Benjamin
  6. Lincoln
  7. Jackson
  8. Lucas
  9. Mason
  10. Levi

It seems like baby names in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek area have swung a little back to the more traditional side, with several Presidents and some Biblical names on the boys side and mostly traditional names on the girls side.

While Ava and Emma. along with Olivia, topped both Battle Creek and Kalamazoo's lists, on the boys' side, only Liam and Noah appeared on both lists.