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Notable November Names

By Kelly McDonald

November is almost upon us, the month that conjures up red-and-gold spangled leaves, exciting football games, and warm family gatherings. There are countless wonderful names relating to November, from Thanksgiving-themed monikers to intriguing literary choices. Whatever your taste, you are certain to find a standout choice that is perfect for your November baby!

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Nameberry 9+9

By Abby Sandel, Appellation Mountain

With fewer than ten weeks left in 2014, let’s take a look back at the best of the high profile birth announcements so far.

Sure, there have been some outlandish choices. Celebrity babies have been named Bunny and Buzz, Future and Royal Reign.

But there have been some amazing celebrity baby names, stylish choices rich with meaning, unusual names that feel like they’d be wearable in Hollywood or anyone’s hometown.

I couldn’t keep the list to just nine total, so here are my nine favorite celebrity baby names for girls, and nine more for boys – subject, of course, to revision, any time between now and December 31st!

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Boys’ Baby Names: 9 Ways to Name a Son

boys' names

By Abby Sandel, Appellation Mountain

Naming a boy has always been a little bit different.

It isn’t harder, necessarily.  For some parents, settling on a son’s name is a picnic compared to naming a daughter.

But there are definitely some differences in the way we think about boys’ names.

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long or short names

By Abby Sandel, Appellation Mountain

For every Seraphina, there’s a Jax.

A glance at the US Top 100 lists from 1963 and 2013 suggests that the most popular names have gotten longer over the last fifty years.  Back in 1963, the only Top 100 name longer than three syllables was Elizabeth.

Today there are nine: Elizabeth is joined by Alexandra, Olivia, Gabriella, Isabella, Serenity, and Penelope for girls, plus Alexander and Jeremiah for boys.

There are more three-syllable names, and fewer single-syllable ones, too.

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september starbabies

By CaraMichelle

CaraMichelle searches far and wide for her comprehensive monthly round-ups of newborn starbabies to assure that we don’t miss any of the latest star baby news. September brought the high profile births of Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky and Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher.  But who else? For starters, there were two other Charlottes, two Fletchers, a Jax and  a Jaxx.

And here are all the rest:

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