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Name Help: Normal, Not Boring Boy Names

Name Help: Normal, Not Boring Boy Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every week, one reader’s name questions will be discussed. We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight! Stacia writes: My husband and I are expecting our second son in March, […]
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“Different But Not Weird”- 50 Familiar Baby Names

“Different But Not Weird”- 50 Familiar Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
We’re told to stay away from anything remotely popular, and choices like Noah and Olivia are passed by as too mainstream. After all, having your son answer to Logan K. will certainly be tragic. But we also get told that Achilles-Huckleberry is too weird and Chrysanthemum will be ruthlessly tormented by her peers. So, p
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Sweet Spot Girl Names

These sweet spot girl names aren't too popular, but they're not too out-there, either. A mix of classic and contemporary, they're great choices for a daughter born today.
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Sweet Spot Girl Names {2018}

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Sweet Spot Girl Names {2018} | Name News | Scoop.it
A sweet spot name is a name ranking right in the middle of the top 1000 names somewhere from the mid-400s to the mid-500s. Names that are not too popular and not too unique. They re perfect for parents wanting a happy medium. I took a look at the sweet spot names for the 2018 SSA name list and picked out my favorites.
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Sunday Summary: The Goldilocks Conundrum

Sunday Summary: The Goldilocks Conundrum | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Sunday! Let's wrestle with Goldilocks baby names, talk Toy Story 4, look at the hottest names of 2019 according to one site + more name chatter.
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Mid-Popular Baby Names

Mid-Popular Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
If Name nerds had a holiday it would surely be around Mother's Day each year when the U.S. Social Security Administration releases its annual updated list of the most popular baby names. Check out the video at the end of this video to hear about the most popular names and changes to the list. Today…
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Boy Baby Names: 50 sweetest sweet-spot names

Boy Baby Names: 50 sweetest sweet-spot names | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are 50 boy names that fall in to the sweet spot of fitting in, yet standing out.
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | These 16 Familiar Boys' Names are Actually Rare—And Always Have Been

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | These 16 Familiar Boys' Names are Actually Rare—And Always Have Been | Name News | Scoop.it
Unusual, but not weird. Not trendy, but not outdated either. Easy to spell and pronounce, but not ordinary?

If that's your impossible baby name target, no worries, we've got you covered.
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | These 15 Familiar Girls' Names are Actually Rare—And Always Have Been

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | These 15 Familiar Girls' Names are Actually Rare—And Always Have Been | Name News | Scoop.it
I've uncovered 15 examples of girls' names that have flown consistently under the radar.
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Duana Names: Therein Lies The Paradox Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: Therein Lies The Paradox Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
a name you don’t hear on a little kid anymore? A smart, sassy, strong name? Jean.
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Name Help: Different Names for a First Daughter

Name Help: Different Names for a First Daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
Ashley went through life as one in a crowd! Now she's expecting a daughter and wants to find a slightly different name. Time for #namehelp!
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Name Help: A Sister for Eden and Mariama

Name Help: A Sister for Eden and Mariama | Name News | Scoop.it
They're welcoming a sister for Eden and Mariama. But what choices might split the difference between their daughters' names? Time for #namehelp!
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Sweet Spot Boy Names {2018}

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Sweet Spot Boy Names {2018} | Name News | Scoop.it
Sweet spot names are names that rank in the middle of the top 1000 names. They are names that are not too popular and not too uncommon
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Rare, Raw, or Medium Well?

Rare, Raw, or Medium Well? | Name News | Scoop.it
How rare do you take your names? In this edition: lists of some truly stand-out possibilities, plus five girl names that were unusual, until just the last few years.
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Best Baby Names: Beyond the Top 1000

Best Baby Names: Beyond the Top 1000 | Name News | Scoop.it
Some fabulous names are given to only a small number of babies--here is our pick of the best!
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Girl Baby Name: 50 Sweetest Sweet-Spot Names

Girl Baby Name: 50 Sweetest Sweet-Spot Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are 50 of the sweetest sweet spot names for girls we could find!
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Beloved Baby Names: Uncommon Girls Names That Aren't Too "Out-There"

Beloved Baby Names: Uncommon Girls Names That Aren't Too "Out-There" | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello friends! I have another list for you that I think you'll like! Last year we talked about boys names that are uncommon but not too "out-there". This time it's the girls' turn! 
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Duana Names: Risk vs. Reward|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: Risk vs. Reward|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
My name is extremely rare but easy to pronounce and spell and I would like the same for my child.
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