baby names

The Year’s Most Buzzworthy Baby Name Trends

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Trends may come and go in the baby-naming world, but there’s one that seems here to stay: statement names. Just take one look back at 2015, a year that welcomed a Saint, a Sailor and a Saylor, a Rocket Zot, a Jagger Snow and a Spurgeon, and this idea is very clear. “It’s a way... Read more

Crowdsourcing A Baby Name From Preschoolers

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Deciding on a baby name is tough, prompting plenty of bickering, indecision and unwelcome feedback. Why not just let someone else decide? We've heard of couples leaving it up to Starbucks employees or Facebook friends, but a Wisconsin preschool teacher just took the cake, letting her students decide. Of course, Miss Julie won't actually be... Read more

These Popular Baby Names Overlap With Top Pet Names

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Whether your first “child” was your four-legged friend or you gave your baby a new “pet sibling” later on, chances are, you considered the same names for each. But is it that human names are inspiring pet names or pet names inspiring human names?, a site that helps pet owners find sitters and walkers... Read more

How Much Is A Baby Name Worth To You?

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What's in a name? Based on a growing trend, it can be either a good chunk of change or a lifetime of regret. In an attempt to persuade parents to follow family tradition, grandparents (and great-grandparents) are offering thousands of dollars in exchange for naming rights. Take the Hudocks, for example. The New... Read more

Kristin Cavallari's Next Baby Will Be Named After A Stranger's Dog (Really)

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Your great aunt, a TV show character, your favorite teacher; baby name inspiration can come from anywhere. Even from strangers. Or their dogs. Kristin Cavallari revealed that she picked out the name of her third baby -- a girl, years ago, back when she was pregnant with her first son, Camden, now... Read more

Most Popular Baby Names, State By State

You already know the most popular baby names of 2014, and now it's time to get a little more local. The Social Security Administration just released 2014's official lists of the most popular baby names by state. While the national winners, Emma and Noah, are used so frequently that they snag the number one... Read more

Noah, Emma Top Most Popular Baby Names

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The results are in: Emma and Noah top the lists of most popular baby names for 2014. That's the word from the Social Security Administration's annual report on baby names, released every May. Emma is reclaiming the number one spot, a position it held back in 2008. And Noah remains no. 1 for... Read more

Can't Agree on a Name? Ask the Internet

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Nicholas and Kseniya Soukeras have very different visions for their baby's name. His choice? Spyridon, his father's name, and a nod to his Greek heritage. Hers? Michael. So Nicholas is asking the good people of the Internet for help backing his pick at The petition is drafted with the language of a seasoned arbiter, and... Read more

Nate Berkus's Baby Name Perfectly Ushers in Spring

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It's a girl for Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent! The couple welcomed their daughter via surrogate on Wednesday, and based on their name choice, we're hoping this baby will finally welcome in spring as well. "Jeremiah and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, born via surrogate on March 23, 2015,”... Read more

Vin Diesel's Baby Name Pays Tribute to Paul Walker

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It's been a week since we learned that Vin Diesel welcomed his third child with longterm girlfriend Paloma Jiménez. But we're just discovering the touching tribute behind the baby girl's name. "I named her Pauline," Diesel, star of Furious 7, told TODAY's Natalie Morales. The name honors Diesel's late friend and Fast and the Furious... Read more