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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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X and Z: Spicing Up Baby Names…

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How much can one ingredient change a dish? If that ingredient is a habanero pepper, it can utterly transform it—in ways that some will find irresistible and others won’t touch. In baby names, the closest things to chili peppers are the high-impact letters X and Z. The single letter switch from Jason to Jaxon or from Kayden to Zayden transforms the ...

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Girls' Names With Throwback Elegance…

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The past has as many moods as the present. Old-fashioned names can be sturdy, quirky, or playful. But if there’s one feeling that’s best captured by an antique, it’s elegance – like the elegance of a long gown back in the days when gowns were still more clothing than costume. That throwback elegance is starting to reappear in modern baby ...

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Nickname Names for Boys…

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Across the pond, nickname names like Alfie, Freddie, and Archie have risen to the top of the charts. They combine familiarity with friendliness, and they strike a nice balance between classic and modern. Here in the United States, however, such names are less likely to end with “ie” – at least for boys. Many American parents prefer striking, single-syllable choices ...

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16 Baby Names That Are More Popular Than You Think…

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You think you know baby name trends? Even if you have a keen ear for style, some of today’s rising hits might surprise you. I’ve assembled a cross-section of names of different styles which are sneaking up in popularity. While many may be familiar to you, I’ll bet that most are far more popular than you would have guessed. For perspective, ...

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Rare and Elegant Parisian Girls' Names…

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The City of Lights boasts a reputation that rivals every other on the planet – its beautiful architecture, cutting-edge style, and rich history make it a source of inspiration for countless artists and writers. Another, less-popular Parisian export? Sophisticated, feminine baby names! The following names made the top 200 in Paris in 2015, but are relatively obscure on American shores. ...

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30 Playful Boys' Names Ending in O…

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Long boys’ names ending in o spell romance and elegance: think Alessandro, Lorenzo and Valentino. But the same o ending on a shorter name takes on a different personality. It becomes more playful, full of energy and surprises. The fun-loving o names are a rising style for American boys. The leader of the pack is Leo, a pint-size throwback that’s ...

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7 New Baby Names to Watch for in 2017…

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Where are baby names headed in 2017? We’ve selected seven names that point the way. The names below represent a variety of hot styles, from double-t surnames to bold word names. None of them currently rank among the top 500 names boys or girls. But based on search traffic, forum chatter and trend arrows, they’re good bets to be part ...

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