While new parents nationwide appeared to be on "Team Jacob" in 2010, Tri-Citians bucked the trend when it came to baby names for boys born during the year.
The Social Security Administration on Thursday released its list of the top 10 names given to boys and girls born during 2010, with Jacob and Isabella once again leading the pack.
"If you remember last year's baby name craze around the Twilight novels and movies, it should come as no surprise that Twilight scores again this year," a news release said.
Jacob and Isabella, also known as Bella, are characters in the ber-popular books and movies about vampires and werewolves prowling in Forks, Wash.
Nationwide, the top boys' names for the year in order were Jacob, Ethan, Michael, Jayden, William, Alexander, Noah, Daniel, Aiden and Anthony. Jacob topped the list for the 12th consecutive year.
Top girls' names were Isabella, Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Madison, Chloe and Mia.
Judging from the names given to the more than 2,500 babies born at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland in 2010, Tri-Citians weren't far off from the national trends. Most of the same names appear in the top 10, but in different orders. And some names popular nationally weren't local trends at all.
The most popular boy's name at Kadlec was Jayden, including spelling variations Jaden, Jaeden, Jaiden, Jaidyn, Jaydn, Jaydon and Jeydn. That name was inscribed on 26 birth certificates.
Alex, Alexander, Alexzander and Alejandro came in second, with 22 boys getting the moniker and its variations.
Other top boys' names locally included Daniel, Aidan and its variations, Ethan, Mason, Anthony/Antonio, Samuel/Sam and Logan. Noah and variations on Braden tied for the 10th spot.
Jacob didn't make the top 10, with just nine boys getting the name. And there only was one Edward in the bunch -- another main character in the Twilight series.
If you include Bella among the variations on Isabella, that was the most popular girl's name, with 21 infants named for the icon of teenage angst from Stephenie Meyer's books.
Sophia or Sofia came in second, at 19 uses of the name.
Other popular names for girls included Chloe or Khloe, five different spelling variations on Addison, three variations on Madison, six variations on Lilianna, Emma, six variations on Hailey, three spellings each of Lily and Emily.
Popular spelling variations included substituting "y" for "i" or "o" in some of the names.
Some parents appear to have spun the globe looking for unique names for their children. Among geography-inspired names were Aspen, Brooklyn, London and Montserrat.
Other parents looked to the political arena for inspiration. A girl born during 2010 was named "Rossi" and a boy was named "Didier" -- surnames of candidates who ran for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Patty Murray.
Neither "Patty" nor "Murray" made the 2010 baby-name list at Kadlec.