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Lovely and Ladylike Names for Girls…

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What makes a name sound “feminine”? Answers may vary, but generally fall into a few categories: there’s the length factor, with long and melodic names like Isabella and Madeleine in the mix; there’s the connection to “Mother Nature,” with botanical names like Violet and Lily used more often for girls; there are womanly name traditions, with certain names ending in ...

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Little Names are Getting Bigger…

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 When it comes to baby name style, little is getting bigger every day. We’re drawn to miniatures like Eli, Leo, Ava and Zoe that pack all their style into a tiny form. In fact, the percentage of American babies receiving a three-letter name has more than doubled over the past two decades. Take a look: That’s a major shift, but ...

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Here's What a Cowboy Name Looks Like Today…

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When you think “cowboy,” perhaps the names that come to mind are Wild West legends like Wild Bill Hickock, Kit Carson and Doc Holliday. Or maybe they’re Hollywood cowboys like Hoss Cartwright, Bart Maverick and Rooster Cogburn. Today’s new cowboy names give a nod to those traditions, but with a new spin. They’re both more adventurous, and more formal. So ...

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Little Names with Big Personalities…

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While long and luxurious names have been the favorites of the past decade – Isabella, Alexander, even Charlotte – parents are beginning to gravitate towards names with smaller sounds – Noah, Ava, and Mia, for example. These names may only have a few letters, but they’re no less extraordinary! If you’re looking for a name that packs a lot of ...

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The Top New Baby Names of the Millennium…

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When the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, 1999, these baby names didn’t exist. Today, they’re hits. Dozens of names that were unused in the U.S. at the dawn of the millennium now rank among the 1,000 most popular names for boys or girls. Their diverse styles paint a picture of the many kinds of name trends ...

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19 Quaintly Gruff Nicknames for Boys…

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Try to think of a trendy boy’s nickname. One that’s fashionable as both as a nickname and given name, and zooming up the popularity charts. Did you guess Hank? Believe it or not, even in this age of smooth liquid and raindrop names, hearty old Hank is one of the hottest nicknames in America. It leads a pack of names ...

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15 Uncommon Celtic Names for Boys…

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It’s tough these days to walk onto a playground and not hear “Liam,” “Owen,” or “Connor.” Today’s moms and dads have embraced the Celtic sound, and for good reason – these names balance a boyish vibe with friendliness and flair. However, finding an appealing name in this style that’s not taken by five other boys in his class – there’s ...

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England's Hottest and Newest Baby Names…

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The top of the new English baby name charts has a traditional look. It’s stocked with regal classics like royal kids George and Charlotte, plus cuddly English favorites like Poppy and Archie. If you want to see where name trends are headed, though, you have to look past the top-10 list. The fastest-rising names of the year in England and ...

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Meet England's Most Popular Baby Names…

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The top baby names in England and Wales have just been announced, and they’re…olive. The #1 boy’s name: Oliver The #1 girl’s name: Olivia If that repetition isn’t enough to give you a sense of déjà vu, we actually have seen this before. The Olives last reigned as England’s baby name king and queen in 2010, and at least one ...

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Serena and the Female Junior…

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Tennis star Serena Williams and her fiancé, internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, recently welcomed their first child: Alexis Ohanian Jr. That seemingly ultra-conservative name choice was anything but, because the newborn Alexis is a girl. A female “Junior” turns tradition on its head, transforming a classic patriarchial symbol into a more complex and dramatic statement. Namesakes have always been a masculine realm. ...

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