03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Is The Most Popular Baby Name (Or Is It Jayden?)

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the most popular name for boys last year was Michael, according to its 2006 baby name data [pdf].

Technically, that might be true. But City Room contends otherwise: The name that will most commonly be shouted across playgrounds will be "Jayden!" -- whether spelled Jayden, Jaden, Jaiden, Jaydin, Jaeden, Jaydon, Jadyn.

Read more on New York Times' City Room Blog