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Mom names are like mom jeans. We expect them to be built for comfort, not style. While new baby names aim for dramatic flair, mom names provide the steady backdrop. You know, cozy names like Diamond and Tyler. Not the kind of maternal style you were thinking of? If not, it's time to adjust your thinking to a new generation of mom names. Diamond and Tyler are just two of the new/old names that define this wave. They were popular a generation ago but have since declined sharply, so you're at...

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There are the names you put on your baby name list, and then there are the names you wonder about. You hear them and can't help but think: "What kind of name is that? Where does it come from? Do people actually name their kids that?" All that wondering brings readers to our Namipedia, making the pages for names like Katniss and Django as popular as pages for trendy baby names. We've scoured our stats for the most wondered-about names—names with heavy Namipedia traffic that are...

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You thought they were dead and buried. But now, they walk among us again! And they're all...girls' names. "Zombie names" are baby names that once fell so far out of style they became virtually extinct. Previously common, they disappeared from America's top-1000 name lists for more than a generation. They then found themselves revived by contemporary parents on the hunt for fresh ideas. Unlike ordinary zombies, with their ragged outfits and alarming complexions, baby name zombies are...

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Q: I'm 17 and I've hated my name for as long as I can remember, for a few different reasons. First, I have a speech impediment which makes it almost impossible for me to say my name and have people understand me. This has made my dislike for my name grow over the years, as introducing myself has become intolerably frustrating. On top of that, I just feel like my name doesn't fit me as a person at all. My dad is supportive of me changing my first name, but I haven't told my mom yet because she...

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We've met this year's new class of baby names. Now it's time to tip our caps to some of the group's standouts, from the longest names to the most popular initials and, of course, the names "most likely to succeed." Every name below was given to at least five American boys or girls last year. Longest: If you count doubled-up combo names, this year's longest names are ChristopherJames for boys and SarahElizabeth for girls. If not, five Yoruba names tie for the lead: 14-lettered Oluwafifehanmi,...

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Finding the right balance of femininity and strength in girls’ names can be tough - why not take inspiration from the people of the Middle Ages? These monikers adorned princesses and peasants, saints and socialites, with unique sounds and interesting etymologies. Elegant and unusual, these historic names prove that the best modern choices can come from ancient sources. Image: archeon/Flickr Agnes. Though it was once a commonplace pick, adorable Agnes has yet to re-enter the Top 1000 after...

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Look out, -eigh names! There's a new "ee" sound in town, and it's gaining on you. The hottest new name suffix for American girls is -ii, as in Aubrii and Harmonii. Historically, the -ii ending has ranged in popularity from scarce to non-existent. The first -ii name to ever appear in the U.S. statistics was Vickii in 1948, when a Vicki boom was in full swing. The suffix popped up just occasionally in the decades that followed, always as part of a nickname with a popular -i ending like...

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Q: All of my kids' names start with P. Should I change it for this one?       –Princess P  A: As with everything else in baby-naming, there are no hard and fast rules about themes like this one. But there are some principles to consider, which might help you make a decision about your new baby's name. Two is a coincidence, three is a theme: How many P names do you already have? If this new baby is number 4, 5, 6, or more, then you're pretty committed to that theme. You may want to stick with...

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Every year, dozens of newly invented names are added to the US Top 1000, inspiring modern parents to try and create names as unique as their child. Popular picks like Nevaeh, Raelynn, and Zayden fit this category, proving that innovative choices can be just as desirable and wearable as established classics. Still, many parents are looking for something in the middle: a name that sounds completely fresh and new, but one that has an interesting etymology or namesake that adds gravitas. If you...

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Each year, we invite name enthusiasts across the country to guess the year's rising and falling names. It's trickier than it sounds. Sure, we might have been able to guess the rise of Logan after a year that featured both the X-Men "Logan" movie and "Logan Lucky." But not one Baby Name Pool participant tabbed the year's top riser Ensley—despite the fact that it's part of a long string of name dominance by the tv series "Teen Mom." One valiant name hunter entered this fray and emerged...

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Check out the 100 Top Baby Names of 2017, by CLICKING HERE. The list is straight from the Social Security Administration based on births from 2017 in the United States. Make sure to check out our blog as updates will be coming your way.

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My incredible grandfather, Woodfin, died this year at 98 years old. I would love to honor him by naming my son after him, but DH’s last name is Woodard. I had been completely discounting the idea because...well, I thought it was too much Wood. Woodfin Woodard.

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5/1/2018
Hi all, so we finally found out our twins are boy/girl and I've been pestering dh to talk names with me "for real" since his excuse before was that we didnt know for sure what they were. This week he committed to baby b (boy) being named Wes.ley Jam.es (James is Dh middle name and his dads name).You may have seen me posting about Quinn for months and months for baby girl. That's my favorite but he can't commit to it "yet" bc he always hears "queen" prior to middle names and he can't decide if...

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4/30/2018
Just wanted to share some of my favorites that my husband vetoed. Maybe they'll work for your little one!Girl Names:Adelaide, Corinne, Ione, Hestia, ZinniaBoy Names:Jasper, Clark, Theo, Uriel, ZekeAnybody else have names they love but their partner isn't a fan?

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Hello all! We are expecting boy # 3 and struggling to find a name. Older brothers are Kevin James (Jr) and Dominic Stephen. Middle names are after their grandfathers and 2 great grandfathers. Last name is Italian, 3 syllables and starts with a hard 'C' sound. I tend to like more traditional names. My front runner at this point is probably Gabriel (possibly with middle name John to honor my late grandfather). DH thinks the name is OK, but isn't sold. He is concerned that his name will forever...

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4/18/2018
We are having a hard time choosing a boy name.  Let me be honest in that we did not choose my daughters name until I started pushing.  Although we had it narrowed down to two names.  We still have plenty of time but I am having such a hard time with boy names.  I prefer classic names that are not too common.  The middle names is going to be Christopher and the last name starts with an S, is two syllables and sounds like Civic or Smittick. Some names we are interested in are:BenjaminHenryEdward...

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4/16/2018
I've been very keen on naming my son Esa Kai or Esa Rei. Recently after going to my appointment and seeing his face better. The name just doesn’t fit his face and he favors his father more. His father’s last name is Jeanlouis, so my second option was to do Jacque Pierre Jeanlouis. His father doesnt agree with that name either. So any name suggestions ???

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My husband is super picky with names. I gave him a list of at least 25 names and he only liked 2. He loves Carter and he likes Jordy. I don't want a name in that there will be 10 other people in his class with the same name. Carter seems to be pretty popular but I am wondering if it is more popular in the Midwest states? We are in Philly and I haven't heard any Carters yet. Which name do you prefer?Carter HamptonJordy Hampton

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I have 3 boys, Aiden, Logan and Keegan. They are 9-14 so we have lots of boy names taken up by their friends. The boys like the idea of keeping with the two syllable name ending with 'n' for our surprise baby boy #4. We've been thinking seriously about Roren, but every time I mention the name to a friend, they give me a weird look and suggest other names. Thoughts???

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3/20/2018
We have narrowed down our girl pick to Rose or Hazel. Siblings names are Lacey and Theo.Thoughts in which one works better? Also, any middle name suggestions. We were thinking Mae.

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