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If you've ever thought of changing your name, you're definitely not alone. The Social Security Administration recently shared a list of the 10 first names that are changed the most often by U.S. citizens.
The list looked at more than 30,000 name changes since 2017 as part of a Washington Post story on parents who changed their baby's first name.
Topping the list are two unusual names: "Issac" and "Chole." The names are believed to be misspellings of "Isaac" and "Chloe" -- which just so happen to be the two most-adopted first names.
Other names on the list include Aiden, Conner, Elliot, Michael, James, Isabella, Sophia and David.
Most Changed Names
"Michael" appears on both the most-changed and most-adopted list. "Conner" is among the most changed names, but "Connor" is among the most adopted.
Other names on the most-adopted list include Sebastian, William, Olivia, Elijah, Matthew and Jonathan.
Most Adopted Names