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We need a middle name to go with Grace. Our last name is one syllable and rhymes with "Matts" so we need a multisyllabic middle name as it sounds weird to me to have something like Grace Rose Matts. I think something like Grace Elizabeth Matts sounds better. But I'm desperately in need of inspiration. Elizabeth is pretty but pretty common. Any other ideas moms?

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We are looking for a short (one or two syllable) girl name. Our last name is very common, so something outside of the top 100 is preferable. We like older/classic names. Our older daughter’s name is Faye. Middle name will be elizabeth, Josephine, Catherine or Jean. -Gwen or Gwyneth -Edith (nn Edie) -Jane (too plain with our very common last name?) -Laurel-Etta-Mabelthoughts? Names to add?

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Hey ladies, I have a short list of girl names I love that hubby approves of.  I'm wondering if you can suggest a few more I haven't considered that match my style.  I tend to like softer names that are a little bohemian/country (?) I'd say! Anyway I love any suggestions....so far names my husband approves of and are on our short list are Goldie and Maren.  I love June, Sage, Robin, Blair, Ellis, Collins-but these have been vetoed.  Oh....I like names that don't need to be shortened into a...

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I’m lost on a middle name for the name Edward. I prefer biblical, but doesn’t have to be.

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We are naming our 3rd son Avery but we're not sure on a middle name. Any suggestions or ideas are welcomed and appreciated. Our last name rhymes with Nix. TIA!

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Im torn between two boy names, and I really need some help. Henry? or Luke? I like them both for certain reasons. Henry Cole really stands out to me, and so does Luke Henry. My other kids names are Wyatt James, and Anna Rose. Please help!

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11/18/2017
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As the end of 2017 approaches, I invite you to look back over the year and grasp its essence, in a name. What name was unique to the events, the style, the experience of our times? What was the Name of the Year? The Baby Name Wizard Name of the Year isn't necessarily the most popular baby name, or even a baby name at all. It's a personal name (or at least something in the form of a personal name) that changed in usage or significance during the year, and points to more changes around us. It...

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Here's a curious fact about two geographical baby names, Bridger and Boston. Bridger is most popular near the places named for mountain man Jim Bridger, in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Utah. Boston, meanwhile, is most popular in...exactly the same places. In the region around Boston, Massachusetts, the name Boston is almost never heard. That's a fundamental divide among place names. Some are emblems of local pride, most popular near the place itself, while others are chosen only from a...

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With names like Haven, River, and Journey ranking among the 300 most popular names, it seems that parents have adventure in mind. These word names embody excitement and discovery, but also sound elegant enough for a birth certificate. If you’re a fan of travel- and exploration-inspired names, check out this list of fifteen uncommon choices. These word names work for all kinds of kids, with connections to the natural world, meaningful connotations, and the promise of daring deeds. Bridge....

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11/2/2017
Try to think of an American man called Bo. You can probably name a few, like musician Bo Diddley, Oscar-winning screenwriter Bo Goldman, multi-sport athlete Bo Jackson, or fictional Bo Duke of "The Dukes of Hazzard." Guess what? None of them were actually named Bo. In fact, until "Dukes of Hazzard" debuted in 1979, almost no Americans were named Bo. It was a pure nickname, all rugged, down-home simplicity. In the case of Bo Duke it was a short form of Beauregard, and others used it as short...

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We aren't looking for another -dith name, I think Edith is all that's left.  We need a sister name to go with our last two girls, Meredith Anne and Judith Jane.  Older kids are Matthew, Madison and Henry. I'm leaning towards Eleanor.  DH likes Maisy (I like the spelling Maisie).  Maisy Jean or Lou or something... I like classic, old fashioned names and I feel that brings on a country feel... What are opinions here? Other suggestions?

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Many expectant parents today find themselves in the same conundrum, looking for a name that is elegant - like Alexander, Sebastian, or Theodore - but uncommon, with the latter criterion being particularly difficult to fill. After all, these handsome names certainly merit their popularity. Are there similar names that exude a sophisticated air but aren't quite so high on the charts? The answer to that is a resounding yes - these fifteen names have strong histories, beloved namesakes, or...

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Elliott. Wyatt. Jett. Three names with very different styles, all riding high on the power of a double-T ending. And they're not alone. Today, 11 names ending in -tt rank among the top 500 for American boys: Wyatt, Everett, Emmett, Bennett, Elliott, Beckett, Rhett, Barrett, Garrett, Jett, Scott. On the girl's side, Scarlett is a top-20 hit and still rising, with new double-t options coming up behind. If you love the style but want a more unusual name choice, you've come to the right place....

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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 -a, -ette, or -lynn to denote femininity. Still, the whole is worth more than the sum of its parts, and there’s more to a ladylike...

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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 historically it's a return to form. Over the past 20 years, miniature names have been rebounding from a historic drought. In fact, from a zoomed-out graph it looks like...

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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 long, Bill and Hoss; hello Ryker and Weston. I identified that new cowboy style based on a statistical tally of the boys' names that are...

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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 punch, these fifteen short-and-sweet choices are sure to intrigue. Some have connections to the natural world, some are unique cross-cultural options, and...

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We are expecting our second son in about 2.5 weeks and still struggling with names. Our first son is Dylan. Our last name is Bauer.Any votes or thoughts on the following?Griffin Holbrook BauerHudson Holbrook BauerOliver Quinn Bauer

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I'm due with a second daughter Dec 5 and just can't find any girl names I like to go with my Eliza! Criteria... -I'd like it to have an "L" sound somewhere in the name to go with our last name. -Middle name may be Jean after a family member. -Prefer three-syllable names but I'm open to some shorter ones if they're really cute thanks for any suggestions!!

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