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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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Spicy Baby Names

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Looking at spice names for babies, Angela Mastrodonato points out which ones are usable and which are no-nos.

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Surprising Homespun Nicknames: Elsie, Sadie & Effie

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Relaxed and comfy down-home nickname names are on the rise in both the UK and the US–some of them quite surprising. Angela Mastrodonato explains.

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Names That Get Stuck in the Middle..and why

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Angela Mastrodonato offers a fascinating analysis of what kinds of names work as middles–and why.

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Alaska Baby Names: Names From America’s Last Frontier

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Guest blogger Angela Mastrodonato has found some interesting names that will probably be new to you in the Kilcher clan of Alaska.

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TV Names That Never Took Off: Felicity & Frasier

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Some TV character names become mega-popular, like Samantha from ‘Bewitched’–but Angela Mastrodonato takes a look at some that didn’t make it.

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