infant asleepJames Urton (@jamesurton) of UW News writes about new research showing a surprising effect of climate: baby name popularity in the U.S. The prevalence of first names that are months or seasons is strongly correlated with the latitude of the state in which they were born: April, for example, is a more common name in the South, June in the North. The trends held through the years even as individual names became widespread and later fell out of popularity, Urton writes. Photo: Eliavben via Wikimedia Commons