Here are the most popular baby names in the city

Mayor Bloomberg poses with Isabella Pal (left), 11

Mayor Bloomberg poses with Isabella Pal (left), 11 months old and Jayden Marthone. (Craig Ruttle) (Credit: Mayor Bloomberg poses with Isabella Pal (left), 11 months old and Jayden Marthone. (Craig Ruttle))

Most New Yorkers are pretty unoriginal when it comes to naming their kids.

There were more than 600 baby girls named Isabella last year and more than 800 Jaydens last year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday, the third consecutive year those names topped the city's list of most popular baby names.

Bloomberg gave early birthday gifts -- a "Made in NY" T-shirt and an "official NYC baby" bib -- to two "pretty adorable" infants given those names when they were born last September at Coney Island Hospital.

Hizzoner tried (in vain) to get little Jayden Marthone to give him a high-five or fist bump during a news conference Wednesday in City Hall.

"Don't start crying," he said moments later to Isabella Pal as they posed for a photo. "You'll make me look bad."

"Say spit-up," Hizzoner joked as he posed with both babies.

Marthone's mother, Kimberly Harris, of Crown Heights, said she considered naming her son Jonathan or Christian, but she and dad Stanley Marthone chose Jayden instead.

"I didn't know it was a popular name at the time," said Harris, 25. "I was looking for something different."

Natalia Lattanzio, of Borough Park, said she never thought of naming her daughter anything else.

"When I was a teenager, I always said if I had a daughter, I would name her Isabella," said Lattanzio, 30. "I always liked Italian names."

The Top 10 names parents chose in 2011 was mostly unchanged from the year prior, though some names moved around in the rankings. Among girls, Sofia bumped Sarah off the list, and Joshua and Joseph were replaced with Aiden and Alexander.

Top 10 girls names:

Isabella

Sophia

Olivia

Emma

Mia

Emily

Madison

Leah

Chloe

Sofia

Top 10 boys names:

Jayden

Jacob

Ethan

Daniel

Michael

Matthew

Justin

David

Aiden

Alexander

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