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Super-Powered Girl Names For Your Future Heroine (or Villainess)…

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We all want our children to aim high and achieve their dreams. For some of us, though, high means leaping tall buildings and dreams mean conquering the realm of Asgard. Superhero and supervillain names are no longer pure fantasy. Each year, hundreds of American boys are given names like Kal-El (Superman’s birth name) and Loki (Norse trickster, and bane of ...

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50 Boys' Names That Are Pure Victorian England…

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Queen Victoria reigned in Britain, not America. That’s hardly news, but when we talk about Victorian style — in architecture, or in baby names — we tend to let geography slide. In fact, some of the names that we associate with the “Victorian period,” like Cora and Pearl, were mostly American hits. What was the unique baby name style of ...

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Nominations, Please! What Was the Name of the Year for 2016?…

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Each year I turn to YOU with a name question: What name is a time capsule of the year just past? What was the Name of the Year? The Baby Name Wizard Name of the Year isn’t necessarily the most popular baby name. It’s a name that changed in usage or significance during the year, and points to more changes ...

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