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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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8 Biggest Baby Naming Mistakes …

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How NOT to name the baby! Here are the most common mistakes baby namers make and how to avoid them.

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Baby Name Remorse: A Name Nerd’s Apology

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Sometimes despite the thought and loving care parents put into the name choice, it just isn’t the right fit. Here is Abby’s story.

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Should Your Baby’s Name Be A Number?

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Time to forget the letters of the alphabet and look to numbers for name inspiration–great choices here from Una to Dex.

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Is Lucifer Off-Limits?

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Here, the Name Sage encounters a name that she just can’t recommend, though she does offer more suitable suggestions. What names do you think have associations that make them unusable?

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Cool Boy Names: They’re ending in R!

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Michael Phelps’ baby boy’s name Boomer is part of the recent morph from trendy n-ending names for boys to those ending in r. Here, Abby Sandel provides plenty of evidence.

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