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Angela Mastrodonato created Upswing Baby Names to celebrate names on the upswing. She is a big-time name watcher, and has a growing list of names she watches by tracking their popularity each year. Sign up here to get your copy of this Watch List.
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Old Names That Sound New: Ione, Nova and Archer

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You’ve just come upon a name that sounds fresh and new to you–Ione, say, or Archer. But guest blogger Angela Mastroianni points out that some of these stylish “new” names have surprising solid roots.

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Modern Classic Baby Names: Cecilia, Calvin and Colin

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There are classic classics and then there are modern classics, which also can be divided into two different categories– an interesting distinction, as explained by Angela Mastrodonato.

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Eclectic American Girl Doll Names: Cecile, Kanani, and Marie-Grace

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Angela Mastrodonato surveys the world of American Girl Doll names–the historic, the vintage, the contemporary, and the international., and finds an interesting variety.

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Invented Names Past and Present: From Vanessa to Iridessa

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Some names that sound like they’ve been around forever were actually the inventions of authors for their literary works; Angela Mastrodonato provides plenty of examples, from Clea to Vanessa, as well as some recent ones that might become established choices in the future.

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Do The Next Big Names Appear In Pottery Barn Catalogs?

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There’s long been talk about the Pottery Barn catalog names being trend-predictors. Now Angela Mastrodonato of Upswing Baby Names gives a brilliant analysis of why this may or may not be so.

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