The reasoning is unclear—celebrity influence, perhaps?—but the Post found someone in Utah, where the name was also the sixth most popular, who made it an issue of patriotism!
"Everyone in the country has an emotional connection to what happened on 9/11, and Utah is a pretty patriotic state," said Josh Mills, 35, mayor of Herriman, Utah, whose daughter Brooklyn was born in 2002. "When we were picking out names, we wanted to commemorate the spirit of the city. It's not Manhattan, but it's close."
Hahahaha—what?? The only sillier thing than that is the inevitable Marty Markowitz quote. "The name connotes edgy, innovative and brash," he told the paper. "What parent wouldn't want to call their kid Brooklyn?" Is that an invitation to start making a list? Feel free to submit your name to the DO NOT NAME registry in the comments below.