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11 Families Share Sweet Stories of How they Named their Babies…

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It’s not a secret that many of today’s parents are choosing to steer away from tradition when it comes to naming their baby. But does that mean that the newest generation have little to no meaning behind their names? We don’t think so! Parents have shared the cute, inspiring, and personal connections behind their name choices in our Namipedia. Here are ...

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Like Charming Antique Baby Names? You'll Love New Zealand…

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Imagine a land where names like Harriet, Evie, Pippa, Angus and Arlo roam. Sound like your kind of place? Then take a trip with me to the names of New Zealand. The South Pacific nation boasts a dramatic landscape and one of the world’s best-educated populations. Its official languages are English and Maori, and its naming style reflects a history ...

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All Those Jazzy Baby Names…

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If you’re looking for a name that embodies music, artistry, and innovation, why not explore the names of jazz legends? These individuals helped create our modern musical landscape, and left behind legacies of songs, performances, and cultural touchstones that are sure to inspire today’s families. These names range from the uncommon to the popular, with plenty of Anglo surnames and ...

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The Boys' Names Fashion Alphabet…

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A is for Asher. Or is it Augustus? Ace? Axton? Name fashion has many faces, and we’re going to show them to you from A to Z. We’ve selected four boys’ names starting with each letter of the alphabet to represent current American baby name style: two traditional, and two contemporary. Traditional names build their impact off of deep roots ...

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The Hottest New Baby Names in England…

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What’s next in the baby name realm where Oliver and Olivia reign? The hottest rising names in England and Wales show some classic English style, but also point in new directions. The fastest risers of last year, according to the Baby Name Wizard Hotness formula:   RISING GIRLS         RISING BOYS 1  Dotty Albi 2 Alaya Hunter 3 ...

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Meet England's Favorite Baby Names…

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It’s still “olive” season in England. The UK Office for National Statistics has announced the most popular baby names in England and Wales, and once again, Oliver and Olivia top the charts. They continue a decade-long run of dominance, with at least one of the “olive” names ranking #1 in 8 of the past 10 years. Yet even with that ...

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The Secret Ingredient Letter in Your Favorite Girl's Name…

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One of the hottest trends in girls’ names is hiding in plain sight. It’s the letter v—not V, just v. The letter quietly powers fashionable names of every style, from a lowercase position in the middle of names. The initial V hit its popularity peak in the early 20th century era of Vera and Velma, and has been relatively uncommon ...

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9 Surprising Places Parents Found Baby Names…

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Every mom knows that finding the perfect baby name can feel like an impossible task. We all wish the right name would simply come to us at the right time. That’s why we love hearing about when a name has done just that. Thousands of parents have shared their experiences in our Namipedia. We’ve collected ten stories of unexpected inspiration ...

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Let's Talk Hardcore Gent Names…

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It’s time for the old-time gent names to take another turn in the spotlight. I’m not just talking about the ones with a light touch, like Emmett and Theo, or quirky charm, like Oliver and Felix, or dashing elegance, like Silas and Sebastian. Those ships have already come in.  I’m talking about the hardcore throwbacks, the names as weighty and ...

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Which Baby Names are Going Back to School this Year?…

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The brand new college students moving into dorms across the country have something none of their predecessors had: a birthdate in the new millennium. As the Year 2000 babies settle in to their new lives, it’s time to take a new look at the names going back to school this fall, from the kindergarteners to the collegians. First-Year College Names, ...

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