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TV Character names

TV has long been the source of interesting baby names, ranging from the highly unusual to the more usable. And the programs that have debuted during the past few seasons have been no exception. Leaving aside some of the most obvious examples, here are 15 of the best newish TV character names from scripted shows, both scheduled and streaming, heroes and villains.

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Baby Names Before 1850

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Records on baby names only started in the US in 1880, and so getting an accurate read on what babies were named before that has been difficult at best. But now a researcher named Douglas Galbi has compiled lists of baby names drawn from census records of the early 19th century. With the help of Esita Rocha, we combed through Galbi’s data on baby names from 1800 to 1850 in search of trends, patterns, and vintage baby names that go way beyond the expected John and Mary, Elizabeth and James. Here, our findings, illustrated by American folk art of the same period.   – Pamela Redmond Satran

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Baby names that rock

Last month, just weeks after David Bowie died, there were two baby boys given the name of Bowie in the Nameberry community alone, a sure sign that the brilliant and popular recently deceased singer will join other rock legends in the baby name ranks. Some of these names are more tightly tied to the namesake musician than others, and a couple of them have gone over to the girls’ side.

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EcoVintage Baby Names

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Looking for the middle ground between River and Felix, Ruth and Wren? EcoVintage baby names might be the answer. They’re borrowed from the natural world, but unlike Winter or Skye, they have long histories of use. EcoVintage names were just as popular in 1916 as 2016. Many of the most stylish baby names of our day belong to this category.(by Abby Sandel)

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black history month

For Black History Month this year we celebrate the women fine artists whose activism is reflected in their bold paintings, sculpture, photography and crafts, several of which expose African-American stereotypes and other forms of racism. (By Linda Rosenkrantz)

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