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“Isabella and Jeermiah” top the list for most popular baby names for 2013, locally

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“Isabella and Jeermiah” are the most popular baby names in American Samoa for 2013, according to the Social Security Administration, who made the announcement on Thursday.
 
According to Public Affairs Specialist, Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay of the Social Security Administration office based in Honolulu, Hawai’i, the top five boys and girls names for 2013 in American Samoa are for the boys: Jeermiah, Christopher, David, Ethan and Jayden, while names for the girls are: Isabella, Victoria, Madison, Olivia and Chloe.
 
Yamamoto-Burigsay told Samoa News that Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced last week that Noah and Sophia re the most popular baby names in the U.S.
 
She also said that the American Customer Satisfaction Index has ranked Social Security as having the top-rated E-government services for Federal websites.
 
“Online services include ‘my Social Security’, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continue to use throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.
 
“Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries can have instant access to their benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record by establishing a ‘my Social Security’ account. Beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online,” she explained.
 
Yamamoto-Burigsay said, individuals age 18 and older, who are not receiving benefits can also sign up for a ‘my Social Security’ account to get a personalized online Social Security Statement. The online statement provides eligible workers with secure and convenient access to their Social Security earnings and benefit information, and estimates of future benefits they can use to plan for their retirement.
 
“In addition to each state’s top baby names, Social Security’s website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for 2013 and offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880,” she said.
 
To see all the names go to: www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/2014/babynames2013-pr.htm.



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