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The Clintons ruined the name ‘Hillary’ for new parents

The Clintons ruined the name ‘Hillary’ for new parents | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

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This amuses me.
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12 Unusual and Mostly Unusable Names Served Up by Pamela Redmond Satran for 2014

Last year, Pamela Redmond Satran found 100 rarely used, abandoned names, called them “cool unusual names” and wrote an article suggesting them for use by expecting parents. The fact that many of th...

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Ouch. I didn't like this list either but HOLY BASHING, BATMAN!

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Clare's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:07 PM

Absolutely huge, massive, enormous warning bells on this one.

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Baby Names Daily: Killian

"Was at gymnastics with my youngest last night and heard this on a little boy in there.  I am 50/50 with this I half like it and half don't because I don't really like how it has Kill in the name, you know what I mean?  Sounds like an Irish name though and I do love Irish names."


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I happen to love it.

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Clare's curator insight, January 8, 2014 11:42 AM

Correct, it's Irish.  By chance, there was a Cillian in the most recent Babyberry report: http://nameberry.com/blog/new-babyberry-report-for-december-carrigan-cillian-and-clyde

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"Everyone is Obsessed With Baby Names" in Glasgow, Scotland

"Everyone is Obsessed With Baby Names" in Glasgow, Scotland | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
In a column published in the Glasgow Evening Times, Rachel Loxton writes about a friend of hers who is pregnant. Rachel's friend is starting to deal with "bump touching," (Friends see the bump. Fri...

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What are you favorite unusable names? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

What are you favorite unusable names? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Siobhan is too hard to pronounce and Aristotle too much to live up to, Icarus would be called Icky and Lucifer is just the devil. What names do you love that can never be used? - baby names

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Clare's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:15 PM

Interesting answers, showing that there are many reasons why a name can feel unusable, and that one person's unusable is anoterh person's perfectly fine.

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Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Top 10 Favorite Horror-Movie Inspired Baby Names

Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Top 10 Favorite Horror-Movie Inspired Baby Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

" An actual conversation between a friend's husband and a guy he didn't know very well, while watching a particularly disobedient kid at the playground:"


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Clare's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:00 PM

Have you ever wondered why name bloggers bother to list names from horror films, or with other negative associations?  This is why.  Excellent stuff.

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Crazy Baby Names: 12 Warning Signs - Appellation Mountain

Crazy Baby Names: 12 Warning Signs - Appellation Mountain | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
In our anything-goes age, how do you know if you're considering a creative innovation, or joining the list of crazy baby names? Here are 12 tests ...

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An excellent article! 

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Vloasis's curator insight, August 10, 2014 4:05 PM

Uma Thurman really gave her kid five names?

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The Worst Celebrity Baby Names for 2013 From a U.K. Perspective

The Worst Celebrity Baby Names for 2013 From a U.K. Perspective | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Here’s the way the Worst Celebrity Baby Names for 2013 looks on the other side of the Atlantic. My source was HeatWorld--a U.K. entertainment and celebrity news magazine. I’ll present the “awards” ...

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Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Fanny, Fannie, and the Frances Family of Names

Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Fanny, Fannie, and the Frances Family of Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"What do you think of the feminine forms of Francis? Are they ready for a little more popularity? What are your favorite variations?"


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Not a big F-F-Fan

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Shy Kids vs. Unique Names - Nancy's Baby Names

Shy Kids vs. Unique Names - Nancy's Baby Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Shy kids and weird names do not mix, people. Something to take into consideration.

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Hard to know in advance who will or won't turn out shy though.

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Young Mom Advice: Baby Name Criticism | Early Mama

Young Mom Advice: Baby Name Criticism | Early Mama | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
What do you do when people criticize your favorite baby name?

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Good advice! It is often better to keep the name to yourself until after the baby is born! 

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