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A Few of Our Favorite Names

We try not to play favorites around here, but the truth is that, just like anybody, we have them.  And the reasons we love the names we do are as idiosyncratic, irrational, and deeply felt as those of the average citizen.  In honor of Nameberry’s new look, we thought it might be time to reveal a few of our personal favorite names and why we adore them.  (Floral photo collage by Frances Pelzman)

Joe

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Pam: Though I love all my three children equally, I love my son Joe’s name more equally. And it’s really the short form Joe I adore above Joseph, maybe because that was my dad’s name and I adored by dad. Or maybe because, after being obsessed with names for most of my life, the most appealing and elegant names are those that are the simplest. But I always dreamed of having a son named Joe (that's him at two in the photo), and I’m delighted that I got one

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