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These baby names are about to become extinct

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Elmo might be a mainstay on your computer screen thanks to your Sesame Street-loving toddler, but that red furry beast’s name isn’t appearing on the Social Security baby name list. Elmo is near extinction, in fact, according to Nameberry, a website… [Read More]

New company charges $32,000 to identify an entirely unique baby name

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For parents who want to make a bold statement, a new company promises to help find an entirely unique, unheard of baby name. By combining letters and words in new orders and identifying words that have never been used as names, Erfolgswelle delivers mo… [Read More]
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French judge says parents can’t name their daughter Nutella

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Nutella might be one of the world’s most delicious treats, but is it an appropriate name for a child? A French judge has ruled no. When a newborn baby in Valenciennes was named after the chocolate-hazelnut spread, the Officer of Civil Status was ala… [Read More]
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From Piper to Seth: 2015 baby name predictions

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Elsa and Ana of Frozen fame are so 2014. George, as in the Prince, is passé. As we jump into 2015, a fresh wave of pop culture and news stories are inspiring moms and dads looking for new baby names. Above we offer up several predictions for names tha… [Read More]
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Most popular baby names of 2014

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Are you pushing a Jackson or a Sophia around in a baby buggy? Congratulations your kid has the hottest baby name. Take a look at the top five names for boys and girls in 2014 below.Sophia, my dear, you can continue to wear that crown. For the fifth yea… [Read More]

Syrian Kurds name baby Obama to thank U.S. for airstrikes

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 A Syrian Kurd named Sultan Muslim named her baby Obama as a way to thank the United States for the airstrikes aimed at stopping the Islamic State (IS)  from taking over her hometown of Kobani. Muslim, her husband and their six children fled the bes… [Read More]

Parents of daughter Isis: ‘Stop using her name for Islamic State’

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The Australian parents of an 8-year-old girl named Isis say that people used to comment on their daughter’s beautiful name. Now, people shudder when they hear Isis’s name as it is the acronym most commonly used for the jihadist group ISIS (shorthan… [Read More]

From Imogen to Asher: Top baby names for 2014 (so far)

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Cool beans. You don’t have to wait until the end of 2014 to find out the hottest and hippest baby names of the year. The baby-naming website Nameberry is closely tracking the monikers today’s parents are giving to their little babes as you read thi… [Read More]
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Most ridiculous baby names from 2013

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Last week the Social Security administration released its list of baby names for 2013. The media was filled with stories reporting on the most popular monikers at the top of the list: Sophia Emma and Olivia among the girls and Noah, Liam and Jacob amon… [Read More]

N.J. parents auction the rights to name their baby

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Update: The Global Jewish News Service, JTA.or, is reporting that the family has picked the name Rina, Hebrew for “joy.” While the father claims to have received four offers to name his daughter, including one particularly promising one from Canada… [Read More]