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Congratulations, Lisa Madigan

By Margaret Lyons in News on Mar 11, 2008 9:17PM Attorney General Lisa Madigan and her husband Pat Byrnes welcomed a baby girl this morning. Lucy Lillian Madigan Byrnes weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Lucy joins older sister Rebecca, 3.

Lucy was the 152nd most popular girl's name in the US in 2006, but it's on the upswing after bottoming out at 589th in 1978.

The most popular name for baby girls in Illinois is Emily (at least it was in 2005, the last year for which stats are available, hmph) and has been since 1997. Before that, Jessica held the number-one spot in 1986, '88 and '90-96 (Ashley won in '87 and '89). And from 1980-85, Jennifer was queen. [Illinois Dept of Public Health, Baby Name Wizard]