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Abby Sandel is the creator of the baby name blog Appellation Mountain and a columnist for Nameberry. Look for her weekly name news updates here every Monday.
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The Brave New World of Boys’ Names: Zion, Dashiell, and Ocean

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Abby Sandel’s Nameberry 9 names in the news this week illustrate the bolder choices parents have begun making for their sons.

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Kelly, Mackenzie, and Clare: Great reclaimed names for boys

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The time has come for boys to reclaim some of the monikers namenapped by the girls. Abby Sandel’s looking at you, Kelly and Quinn!

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Baby Name Announcements Worth the Wait: Violet, Luna, and Angelo

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Several celebrities have held back on releasing their baby’s name. Abby Sandel runs through the who, what, why and whens from the recent past.

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Vintage Boys’ Names Ready for Revival: Rufus & Roscoe, Dexter & Chester

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Names like Chester and Rufus and Floyd–they’re a little bit fusty, a little bit funky–but that only adds to their charm.

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The Royals are Coming: King, Prince and Princess

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The celebrisphere has been invaded by an army of aspirational, mostly royal names. Will they be picked up on by the common folk?

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