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Is There Any Hope for the Names of the '40s and '50s?

Is There Any Hope for the Names of the '40s and '50s? | Name News | Scoop.it
Mid-century names are a fashion blind spot we don't even think about. Are any of them ready for a comeback?
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From ‘Alma’ to ‘Zuri,’ Parents Are Looking for Positive Baby Names - The New York Times

From ‘Alma’ to ‘Zuri,’ Parents Are Looking for Positive Baby Names - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
They’re searching the heavens, and through family history, for strong monikers in a pandemic.
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The Top Baby Names of 2021 Could All Be Taylor Swift Songs

The Top Baby Names of 2021 Could All Be Taylor Swift Songs | Name News | Scoop.it
Nameberry published their predictions for the top trends in baby names for 2021, and we're getting major Taylor Swift vibes from all of them.
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Popular Baby Names For 2021 Take Inspiration From Magic And Cottagecore | HuffPost Canada Parents

Popular Baby Names For 2021 Take Inspiration From Magic And Cottagecore | HuffPost Canada Parents | Name News | Scoop.it
Expect more Doves, Bears and Adonises in the New Year.
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Girl Names More Popular Than You Think

Girl Names More Popular Than You Think | Name News | Scoop.it

Popularity can be deceiving. You can do all the research, taking care to choose a name for your daughter that’s familiar but uncommon, and still be surprised that there’s another Evie in her preschool class. Or maybe she’s the only Amora, but the other Amayas and Aminas that you meet feel uncomfortably similar. If you’re […]


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The Top Celebrity Baby Name Trends of 2020

The Top Celebrity Baby Name Trends of 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it

The celebrity baby name trends of 2020 sum up this crazy year. See what was trending with the stars in 2020, from quirky food names to names with drama.


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A Roze is a Roze: The New Spelling Shifts

A Roze is a Roze: The New Spelling Shifts | Name News | Scoop.it
New upstart letter shifts are changing the way America spells its baby names, with a bold, assertive, high-Scrabble-value style. X and Z are the new creative “power letters.”
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Name Experts Talk Trends

Name Experts Talk Trends | Name News | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to know what name experts chat about in their free time? Here's a sneak peek, including a special US vs UK baby names accent challenge!
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Nickname Baby Names are Cuter, More Modern, and More Stylish for Girls // RAQUEL CRUZ

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Let’s Talk About… How This Gen Will Name

Let’s Talk About… How This Gen Will Name | Name News | Scoop.it
A couple decades ago, parents around the world held their new little bundles of joy. “We’ve settled on Jessica Anne!” They joyfully exclaimed to the nurse. “His name is Daniel Christopher,” They said to friends flocking to the newborn’s crib. “She’s called Jennifer Nicole,” The would smile up at beaming grandparents. The number one name for baby girls in 1992, when some of these now-parents were born, Ashley, made up 1.9% of all baby girls born in the US. Michael, the number one for boys, claime
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A Baby Name Gender Gap Is Closing

A Baby Name Gender Gap Is Closing | Name News | Scoop.it
In a historic shift, fashion trends now dominate boys' names as much as girls'. Why? What does it tell us about fashion, gender and our culture?
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Best of... Cottagecore Baby Names

Best of... Cottagecore Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
If you'd rather be frolicking in fields than typing away at your laptop, show off your cottagecore style with our favorite cottagecore baby names!
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As someone who lives in an actual English village with thatched cottages, I find it fascinating to read what names feel cottagecore!

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100 Best Baby Names 2021

100 Best Baby Names 2021 | Name News | Scoop.it

What are the best baby names for 2021? These are the 100 choices we think have the perfect combination of style, sound and substance right now.


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Unisex Girl Names Keep Evolving

Unisex Girl Names Keep Evolving | Name News | Scoop.it

Names like Everly, Piper and Aubrey are modern, no-frills choices that feel gender-neutral but lean more to the girls. See which names in this style are hot now, and what’s waiting to be discovered.


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Baby Names 2021

Baby Names 2021 | Name News | Scoop.it

Baby names 2021 respond to the dark days of the pandemic — bring on the sunshine and magic! But say goodbye to Cora and Cove, because, well, you get it.


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Babies: Class of 2020

Babies: Class of 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it

Nameberry’s birth announcements for 2020 are full of fresh vintage names and cool next-wave nature names. Check out our pick of the crop here!


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Laurifer? Mellifer? Conifer? –

Laurifer? Mellifer? Conifer? – | Name News | Scoop.it
The emerging baby names Lucifer (“light-bearing,” i.e., the morning star) and Calcifer (“heat-bearing”) made me wonder: what other Latin-derived -fer words might make nice h…
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Girl Names Ending In -Line

Girl Names Ending In -Line | Name News | Scoop.it
The -line is a tale as old as time. From Caroline to Madeline, parents worldwide spanning many generations are enthralled by this dainty and feminine sound, whether they pronounce it as spelled or as the more current -lynn or vintage and slightly British -leen. Either way, the -line sound can be classic and versatile o
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Let’s Talk About “Trendy”

Let’s Talk About “Trendy” | Name News | Scoop.it
Welcome to a brand-new (and maybe full time?) article series: Let’s Talk About. This series is all about small issues or naming dilemmas one might encounter that don’t necessarily need a full “Opinions On…” piece for a variety of reasons, whether that be lack of evidence, no real debate surrounding the issue at hand, r
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A Secret Stash of Names like Everly? –

A Secret Stash of Names like Everly? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Ever-names, particularly Everly, are very trendy right now. In 2019, over 4,750 baby girls were named Everly, making Everly the 43rd most popular girl name in the nation. And it was trailed in the …
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