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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]

New Zealand’s list of banned baby names: Lucifer, Anal and more

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So you really want to name your baby Anal. Sorry, you can’t do it in New Zealand. Or maybe you have high hopes for you child and want to name her President? Again, that name’s not allowed in the Kiwi Country country. Nor is 2nd or Majesty or Judge … [Read More]

Baby names 2013: What’s hot?

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What baby names are hottest out of the gate for 2013? Nameberry, a site where expecting parents go for baby name inspiration, has compiled a list of 13 unusual and surprising names attracting significantly higher views in the first quarter of this y… [Read More]
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You’ll never believe the names this mom gave her twins

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A Kenyan mother delivered twins on November 6, the U.S. election day. Millicent Owuor gave birth at Siaya District Hospital just down the road from Obama’s ancestral village of Kogelo and the home of his step-grandmother Sarah Obama. People in the vi… [Read More]

‘The Hunger Games’ inspires baby names

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With the entire country caught up in “Hunger Games” mania, it’s no surprise parents are starting to name their babies after characters in Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular book, which was recently made into a film that has been do… [Read More]