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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]

The first baby names of 2014: Layla, Naythyn and Milan

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The baby-naming site Name Candy tracks the monikers of the first babies born in each of the 50 states and this year’s list presents some obvious trends. First of all, names containing the “yn” sound were popular on New Year’s day: Adilyn Jean w… [Read More]
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10 most unusual celebrity baby names of 2013

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Celebrities are infamous for giving their children, unusual, creative or sometimes downright ridiculous names, and this past year the Hollywood set continued the tradition. And while no A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow chose anything quite as cringe-w… [Read More]

Baby names 2013: Jackson and Sophia are at the top

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Sorry, Aiden. It’s time to step down—and no sulking! Jackson is here to claim your coveted spot. Sophia, don’t worry. You can hold onto the crown. BabyCenter released its list of the Top 100 Baby Names of 2013 today. The online parenting and preg… [Read More]

Parents’ baby name choices linked to political leanings

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Have you ever found yourself trying to figure out whether the parents of your child’s friend are Republicans or Democrats? A new study reveals that you might be able to make an educated guess based on the child’s name. If the kid is called Lucas, t… [Read More]
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Jacob and Sophia: Most popular baby names in California

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For the third year in a row, Jacob reigned as the top male baby name in California, the Social Security Administration revealed last week. Jayden, Daniel, Ethan and Matthew were next in line. On Golden State girls list, Sophia soared at the top, follow… [Read More]