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1950s Girls’ Names: Where are Sharon and Sandra now?

1950s Girls’ Names: Where are Sharon and Sandra now? | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
In the 1950s, the top girls names were Linda, Mary, Patricia and Barbara. Where do they rank now and what are their prospects?

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My Nameberry Debut.... Is it bad that I'm afraid to check the comments? :)

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Clare's curator insight, February 16, 2015 5:57 PM

Kara's Nameberry debut - well done :)

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▶ The Top Names of 2020 - YouTube

My predictions for the top 10 names for boys and the top 10 names for boys in the United States for 2020! A little peak into what's to come. Watch Kris' vide...

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Jack and Emily still hold top spot on the baby name list - Independent.ie

Jack and Emily still hold top spot on the baby name list - Independent.ie | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
JACK and Emily were once again the most popular baby names registered in 2013.

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Clare's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:02 PM

Irish stats, get your Irish stats here!  Fiadh, which has entered the girls' top 100, is a new name for me.  I'd guess the 'dh' is silent?  (Thanks, Nameberry's Facebook feed!)

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Popular African-American Baby Names |

Popular African-American Baby Names | | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
African-american baby names are often modern invented names that use popular names in combinations. These are your best choices!

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Clare's curator insight, April 2, 2014 4:30 PM

I have no expertise in this area, so I'm just sitting back and enjoying the names: Janita, Laquentin, and more.

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Popular Baby Names in Sweden, 2013 - Nancy's Baby Names

Alice and Lucas were the most popular baby names in Sweden in 2013.

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Clare's curator insight, February 11, 2014 5:31 PM

If you fancy guessing the top Swedish names in 2010 and 2007, I've found some quizzes on Sporcle:

http://www.sporcle.com/search/?p=1&s=baby+names+sweden&cat_id=0&pub=0

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The Most Popular Biblical Names for Boys – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

The Most Popular Biblical Names for Boys – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Biblical names dominate the top of the boys' charts. Here, the most widely used biblical names for boys, where they came from, and why they're so darn popular. - baby names

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Clare's curator insight, January 24, 2014 12:37 PM

Speaking of biblical names, enjoy these ones!

 

(Jacob, Ethan, Noah, Michael, Daniel, Matthew, Elijah, James, Benjamin, Joshua, Andrew, and David.  As I scrolled through, I was starting to worry that David wouldn't be there.  What a relief!)

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Popular Baby Names in Estonia, 2013 - Nancy's Baby Names

Maria and Rasmus were the most popular baby names in Estonia in 2013.

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Rasmus!!

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Clare's curator insight, January 21, 2014 1:49 PM

Also contains the top names from 1992-2004, and some interesting info about Estonia's naming laws.

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Today's Top 10 ... Scottish Baby Names 2013

Today's Top 10 ... Scottish Baby Names 2013 | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

1 Jack:

It was the most popular boys' name for another year in a row with 561 boys given the name.

 

 


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Clare's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:59 PM

A lot of prose in this list!

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What Took So Long?: Why Huck and Holden and Atticus now? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

What Took So Long?: Why Huck and Holden and Atticus now? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Some hero names from novels and real life can take decades or even centuries to become overnight successes as baby names. Why? - baby names

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I wrote about Atticus recently and noticed that it took a very long time to catch on when it should have been popular in the 60s!

http://www.theartofnaming.com/2013/12/atticus.html ;

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Popular Baby Names in Poland, 2013 - Nancy's Baby Names

Lena and Jakub were the most popular baby names in Poland in 2013.

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Clare's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:24 PM

Hooray, a dispatch from Poland!

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Baby Name Time Machine: The Hottest Names of 1957

Baby Name Time Machine: The Hottest Names of 1957 | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"Thanks to today's wealth of name data, we can turn back the clock and calculate the hottest baby names of 1957."


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As cool as the fashion of the era was, the names aren't so great. Not a fan of Tammy or Cindy at all.

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Clare's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:52 PM

The rise of nicknames!

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Olivia and Ethan top the list of popular BC baby names

Olivia and Ethan top the list of popular BC baby names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
There were also a lot of Emmas, Sophias, Emilys, and Avas. You can also expect your toddler to grow up with a whole lot of Liams, Lucases, Masons, and Logans.

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Revealed: Liverpool's Top 10 baby names of 2013

Revealed: Liverpool's Top 10 baby names of 2013 | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Joseph, Jacob, Amelia and Ava topped the list this year

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More Evidence James Smith Is The Most Common Name In The U.S.

More Evidence James Smith Is The Most Common Name In The U.S. | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Last week, my colleague Mona Chalabi and I tried to find the most common name in the United States. According to our estimate, it's James Smith. There was a considerable amount of uncertainty in th...

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This is excellent! 

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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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How to Tell Someone's Age When All You Know Is Her Name

How to Tell Someone's Age When All You Know Is Her Name | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Picture Mildred, Agnes, Ethel and Blanche. Perhaps you imagine the Golden Girls or your grandmother’s poker game. These are names for women of age, wisdom and distinction. The median living Mildred...

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This is super interesting to study!

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Clare's curator insight, May 30, 2014 7:59 PM

Doing the rounds on Facebook: a must-read if you're a statistics fiend.

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The Nickname Trap: How Popular Is Your Name, Really?

The Nickname Trap: How Popular Is Your Name, Really? | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"I recently spotted a potluck signup sheet and had to snap a picture:

 

It seemed an amusing coincidence that this group would include so many women with the same name. But then I started to wonder. Do they have the same name, really?"


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Another great article! I added my own "Max Math" in the comment section too.

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The Top 100 Baby Names in Victoria for 2013

The Top 100 Baby Names in Victoria for 2013 | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
GIRLS Charlotte Ava Olivia Mia Emily Sophie Isabella Chloe Ruby Amelia Grace Ella Zoe Matilda Sienna Lily Isla Zara Emma Lucy Evie Ivy Scarlett Sophia Hannah Harper Abigail Willow Georgia Eva Isabe...

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Clare's curator insight, January 25, 2014 11:27 AM

Featuring the rise and rise of Penelope!

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Baby Names that Stand Out: A Field Guide

"Do you prefer uncommon names for your children? Or do you like distinctive names? Or maybe unusual names, or original names, or unique names?

 

That may sound like a string of synonyms, but there are many different ways for a name to stand apart from the crowd. Each way makes a different impact. And as we speak, countless parents are aiming for one of those targets, but ending up at another.

 

To find a name with the qualities that you're truly looking for, it helps to have a map to the wide world of other-than-popular names. Here is my breatkdown of the three major categories: uncommon, distinctive, and unique."


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Another great article from Laura! 

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Clare's curator insight, January 23, 2014 12:03 PM

A very good explanation of the distinction between these categories, and what they mean in the real world.

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Disney Princess Names: How influential are they really? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Disney Princess Names: How influential are they really? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
We've all assumed that Disney Princess names have had a powerful influence on baby names--but Abby Sandel puts that theory to the test, with surprising results. - baby names

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Popular Hispanic Baby Names 2013: Sofia, Santiago Top List For 7th Year

Popular Hispanic Baby Names 2013: Sofia, Santiago Top List For 7th Year | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Johnson & Johnson's BabyCenter en Español has compiled their annual list of the most popular baby names. Find out which names topped the list for 2013 and which baby names ranked number one for the seventh year in a row.

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Name To Watch: Wilhelmina | Upswing Baby Names

Name To Watch: Wilhelmina | Upswing Baby Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Germanic names could soon regain favor with American parents and Wilhelmina could lead the pack.

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My favorite W name.

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Clare's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:49 PM

A lovely name - and hooray for a Germanic revival!

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The New Everyboy Names: Emmett, River, and Axel – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

The New Everyboy Names: Emmett, River, and Axel – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Abby Sandel explores some of the newer options in the widening world of acceptable names for boys in her Nameberry 9 newsiest names this week, options like Jasper and River and Axel. - baby names

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Baby Names 2014: Which names do you think we’ll be hearing more of? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Baby Names 2014: Which names do you think we’ll be hearing more of? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Happy New Year! It's time to look ahead to baby names 2014. We'd love to hear your predictions for which names will be cool, hot, and oh-so-very 2014. - baby names

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Clare's curator insight, January 1, 2014 4:01 PM

The comments are looking good so far!

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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Philippa

Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Philippa | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"Is it any coincidence Phillipa and filly have the same sounds? Maybe (since filly comes from Old Norse), but Phillipa does mean "lover of horses" in Greek, composed of philos (friendly love) and hippos (horse)."


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