The top baby names for the year list just came out -- Sophia has displaced Isabella as #1, but Jacob is holding strong for the boys. Overall, it's a lot of very classic names.
The top 10-20 or so look like normal names (but I think they generally always are normal names), however the top 1000 list on the ssn baby name site as a whole seems to have a LOT of new names I have never seen before. And a lot of names that I don't think are all that classic.
I think the overall picture is now all over the place with classic normal names, unique names, and alternatively spelled names. At least for the girls, I didn't look at the boys.
Also, the top name is not as popular as the top names of the 70-80s were. If you look at numbers:
In 2011 you had a total of 21,695 babies born named Sophia.
In 1980 you had a total of 58,379 named Jennifer
That is 2.7 times as many baby Jens as there are baby Sophias. Parents are diversifying and the top names are no where near as popular as the top names when many of us were born. Which is nice if you want to give your child a popular name. It is NOT like naming them Jennifer was for us.