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The Hottest Baby Names in Scotland…

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Just in from Scotland’s National Records: the top baby names of 2016. Jack continues as Scotland’s #1 name for boys, while Olivia supplants Emily as the #1 for girls. The full Scottish top 20: RANK BOYS GIRLS 1 Jack Olivia 2 James Emily 3 Oliver Sophie 4 Lewis Isla 5 Noah Ava 6 Logan Amelia 7 Harry Jessica 8 Alexander ...

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The Transformation of the Average American Baby…

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What is the average American baby named? It’s not a question we often ask. We talk a lot about the most popular names, but those don’t necessarily represent the shape of the fast-changing name population. Suppose, instead, that we try looking at typical names the way we look at typical housing prices or personal income: by tracking medians. The median is the ...

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Classic British Names for Boys…

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Finding a name with the classic appeal of William or Alexander – but without their popularity – can be difficult to achieve. How do you find a name that’s both recognizable and traditional without picking something “ordinary” or “commonplace”? One place to look is the sturdy British-style classics that can go overlooked in the rush toward the new and creative. Both ...

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Five Real-Life Baby Names That Started Out as Jokes…

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Almost any well-named movie character, good or evil, can inspire a baby name trend. But what about a name intended as a joke? After all, some of Hollywood’s most memorable character names, from Cruella de Vil to McLovin, were constructed for laughs. Thanks to scriptwriters who can pinpoint the intersection of silly and stylish, even joke names have crossed over to ...

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The Age of Flexible Names…

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My father recently passed away. At a small service in his memory I mentioned that my father’s father, who died long before I was born, was apparently known as both Isidore and Irving. After the service a friend approached me and said that her grandfather was also sometimes called Isidore, sometimes Irving. Then yet another friend said, “I was just ...

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Luxurious Names…

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With names like Royal, Messiah and Destiny in the top 500, modern parents appear to be fans of inspirational choices. Why not choose an extraordinary name for an extraordinary child? These fourteen swanky and sumptuous names embody that sense of wealth and power. Some work for boys, girls, or both, but all offer the promise of success. If you’re looking ...

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More Names Like Harper: The Search for Alternatives…

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Once in a while, a baby name hits the bullseye. It clicks with parents in a unique way and sends them hunting for more name ideas that can fill that same space in their hearts. Harper for girls is one such name.  Don’t just take my word for it, ask the whole internet. I turned to Google to find top completions ...

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Fantasy Feminine Names…

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Pop culture names have reached a new height in recent years. We’re reaching beyond everyday sources to realms of fantasy and imagination with names like Khaleesi (from Game of Thrones) and Leia (from Star Wars). With this newfound appreciation for the fantastical realm, let’s check out some ideas for girls’ names that haven’t yet reached playground ubiquity. Some of the ...

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Silas, Tobias and More Antique -S Names…

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Toby, Tobiah, Tobias. According to most baby name dictionaries, the three are identical: just different ways of writing the same biblical name. But in terms of fashion and impact, one stands apart. Tobias is a fast-rising hit, far more popular than the other two names put together, thanks to the power of that final -s. Classical -s endings appeal to parents with ...

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Modern Welsh Names for Boys…

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Known as the “land of song,” the country of Wales has contributed quite a lot to the world of names – from Megan to Owen, Americans have historically embraced the Welsh sound with enthusiasm. These names have their own spirited style that manages to fit in with current trends without feeling faddish or dated. Whether you’re looking for an established ...

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