With two back-to-back tragedies with the name Sandy front and center, the name is not likely to appear on many birth certificates in the near future.
TMZ reports parents tend to steer away from giving their children names associated with death and destruction and with Hurricane Sandy and the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the name elicits those images.
An example is the name Katrina. Before the storm hit, the name was listed as the 281st most popular baby name for girls. But the year after the hurricane it plunged to 379th and in 2010 dropped even further to 865, according to TMZ.
With the name Sandy, however, the reality is the name hasn't been popular for decades.
It is a name that had its peak in the 60s but has failed to make the top 1,000 baby names since 2005. The name Sandra ranked a little higher at 614 last year.
Pamela Satran with Nameberry told TMZ that the shooting at Sandy Hook "is so horrible" that parents will probably avoid the name for quite some time.
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