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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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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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Buried Treasures: Vintage names from lost New England towns

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Angela Mastrodonato uncovers some names that were lost with four New England towns in the 1930s–such as Clementina, Marietta, Cyprian, Lowell and Lucius.

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The 80-Year-Rule: Which 1930s names will come back first?

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What names are in line to be the next to be revived? Angela Mastrodonato analyzes the odds on 1930s possibilities–Marilyn? Ramona? Rudy?

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German Names With Flair: Fritz, Lorelei, and Otto

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Her last name is misleading: Berry Juice blogger Angela Mastrodonato is of German descent. Here she offers a wide selection of attractive names that contradict that culture’s somewhat stodgy reputation.

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