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8 New Baby Names to Watch for in 2019…

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A brand-new year means brand-new baby name trends. Here are eight best bets for 2019 style. These names were all unusual last year, but their combination of fashionable sound and new, breakout star power has them poised to rise in the year ahead. Baker (M)This energetic surname was left behind by the tradesman trend that sent names like Carter, Cooper, ...

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These 16 Familiar Boys' Names are Actually Rare—And Always H…

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 Unusual, but not weird. Not trendy, but not outdated either. Easy to spell and pronounce, but not ordinary? If that’s your impossible baby name target, no worries, we’ve got you covered. We’ve tracked down 16 boys’ names that are familiar, usable, and perennially rare. So rare, in fact, that none of them has ever ranked among the top 300 names ...

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Three Baby Names that Came from TV Commercials…

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Once upon a time, tv commercials were America’s common language. They were catchy, they were inescapable, they were universal. In the glory days of network tv, you might not have watched the exact same shows as your neighbors, but you definitely knew not to squeeze the Charmin, asked “Where’s the beef?,” and could sing all the words to the “Meow ...

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Three Baby Names that Came from TV Commercials…

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Once upon a time, tv commercials were America’s common language. They were catchy, they were inescapable, they were universal. In the glory days of network tv, you might not have watched the exact same shows as your neighbors, but you definitely knew not to squeeze the Charmin, asked “Where’s the beef?,” and could sing all the words to the “Meow ...

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These 16 Familiar Boys' Names are Actually Rare—And Always H…

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 Unusual, but not weird. Not trendy, but not outdated either. Easy to spell and pronounce, but not ordinary? If that’s your impossible baby name target, no worries, we’ve got you covered. We’ve tracked down 16 boys’ names that are familiar, usable, and perennially rare. So rare, in fact, that none of them has ever ranked among the top 300 names ...

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8 New Baby Names to Watch for in 2019…

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A brand-new year means brand-new baby name trends. Here are eight best bets for 2019 style. These names were all unusual last year, but their combination of fashionable sound and new, breakout star power has them poised to rise in the year ahead. Baker (M)This energetic surname was left behind by the tradesman trend that sent names like Carter, Cooper, ...

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The 2018 Name of the Year is BBQ Becky…

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It all started with a spring picnic. In April, two African-American men fired up a grill for a cookout in an Oakland, California park. A white woman who was passing by objected to their grilling in that location, demanded that they leave, and ultimately called the police on their picnic. A video of the incident went viral, and on the ...

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3 Names that Mattered in 2018…

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Names change with the times, reflect the times, and help shape the times. These three names all helped define the times of 2018. Photo: Getty Images Abcde. In November, an outraged mother accused a Southwest Airlines gate agent of publicly “name shaming” her five-year-old daughter. Seeing the girl’s unconventional name, the agent laughed and pointed and commented loudly to other employees. ...

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Harlow, Shiloh, Beau and All the Hidden-O Names…

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Oh, those hidden o’s. They’re the special ingredient in hot names from Margot to Willow to Pharaoh. End a name in the sound “o,” but not the letter o, and you have a recipe for high style. The final o may be cloaked by a silent letter, as in Harlow and Shiloh, or an alternate spelling may lead to a similar ...

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23 Real Hawaiian Names for Girls…

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The sound of the times in girls’ names is freshness with a liquid grace. It’s no surprise, then that Hawaiian names are on the rise, both in the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the United States. Their distinctive flow is a perfect twist on current style, and captures the imagination, too. If you’re looking for genuine Hawaiian girls’ names that are ...

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