The Week contest — New generation

What should we call the new batch of costly kids?

Dollar babies
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Last week's question: The average cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,000, not counting college costs. If the people who lived through World War II were the Greatest Generation, and those who grew up in the 1980s were Generation X, what should we call the new batch of costly kids?

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: Generation Y-O-Y

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Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.

SECOND PLACE: Baby Doomers

Barry Cook, Jamestown, R.I.

THIRD PLACE: The Debtutants

Pierre R. Hart, Etowah, N.C.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Generation X-pensive

Karen Milliorn, Las Cruces N.M.

Generation Amex

Joanne Sullivan, Maspeth, N.Y.

The Greatest Debt Generation

Ken Kellam III, Dallas

Generation Y So Much?

Dave DiGregorio, West Hollywood, Calif.

The Wi-Fi/Re-Fi Generation

Mark Severin, Puyallup, Wash.

Generation Y Should My Parents Get to Retire?

Thom Thacker, Irvington, N.Y.

Quarter Millionials

Mark Weaver, Redondo Beach, Calif.

Cash Calves

Polly McGraw, Portland, Ore.

Generation Chapter 7

Pam Diez, Phoenix

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