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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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What makes a name a name?

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Some things to really ponder in Abby Sandel’s Nameberry 9 column this week. Like when does a word become a real name? Aviatrix, for example.

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Great Expectations Baby Names: Constantine, River & Royal Reign

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Ultra-aspriational names rule on Abby Sandel’s Nameberry 9 this week, with celebrity choices Royal Reign, Pieta, Constantine, and Win.

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Popular Baby Name Sounds: Oliver, Leonor and Aria

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In this week’s Nameberry 9 Newsiest Names, Abby Sandel adds the sounds of names to baby naming considerations, Do your favorites share sounds?

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Medievalizing a Name: Elizabeth to Elisende

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Want to de-modernize one of the Top 10 girls’ names? Abby Sandel offers some historic suggestions from the Middle Ages.

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Imaginative Names for Girls: Aurora, Angelou, and Elle

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Names from movies and myth, a tribute to a powerful poet…all feature in Abby Sandel’s 9 Newsiest Names of the Week.

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