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Abby Sandel is nameberry's Senior Editor and resident Name Sage. Look for her baby name news round-ups every Monday, and her Name Sage columns on Wednesdays. Abby is the creator of the baby name blog Appellation Mountain and mom to Alex and Clio.
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Baby Names: Solving the Popularity Puzzle

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The Name Sage addresses the popularity puzzle, explaining how popular names aren’t as popular as you may think. Take the poll!

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Italian Baby Names: Straight from the Map

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Italian cities can make wonderful baby names–Venice, Verona, Siena, Florence, Milan….take your pick!

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Celebrity Baby Names: Word names are hot!

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Parents often play Follow the Leader when it comes to celebrity naming trends, and on e of the biggest right now, especially for boys, is word names–as in Sailor, Saint, Rocket and River.

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Unusual Baby Names: A search for the unique

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The Name Sage offers suggestions to this mom seeking a unique name for Arliss’s sib–but there are lots of limitations.

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How to Reinvent Family Names for Baby

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Abby offers nine ingenious ways for your to name your baby after yourself or a loved one, aside from the obvious Junior.

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