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Sleeping Beauty names

By Meagan at Tulip by Any Name

A few weeks ago I was up late, flipping through channels, when I stumbled across an old childhood favorite, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.  I was flooded with warm memories and I was reminded of the great names in this film! Let’s explore the names used in Sleeping Beauty.

Aurora
Princess Aurora’s features were modeled after the timeless beauty, Audrey Hepburn.  A Latin name, meaning “dawn,” Aurora is also the Roman goddess of the morning.  Aurora is a name that floats on and off my personal Top 10 baby names list.  It can be a bit of a mouthful for young children to say.  I love the spunky, unisex nickname “Rory” for this feminine and grand name.  Aurora was Number 145 last year in popularity in the U.S.

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Valentine's Day names

Ready for a sugar rush? Valentine’s Day means candy. From conversation hearts to truffles, there’s a sweet treat to tempt everyone. If you’re expecting a new addition right about now, plenty of those treats could inspire a child’s name, too. From names that mean sweet to those favorite candies that come packaged in heart-shaped boxes for February 14th, here are a dozen possibilities inspired by all things candy-coated and sweet.

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intrepid baby names

By Meagan at Tulip By Any Name

Choose your own name adventure with names off the beaten path–so if you’re looking for some new name direction, here are  some perfect choices for your little explorer!

Atlas
There’s a lot of buzz in the baby name world right now around the name Atlas. In 2013 Atlas came in at #789, the most popular that this name has ever been in the United States! Atlas is a word name for a book of maps, as well as the name of a Greek God. Actress Anne Heche used the name Atlas for one of her sons. I expect to see this name rise in the coming years.

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Blonde Baby Names, from Aurelia to Xanthe

blondebabynames

If there’s a strong strain of fair hair in your family, you may be thinking about choosing a name that would have meaning for a prospective blondie. Some of these might have originated via one early bearer—see Boyd—just as Rufus originated as a nickname for red-haired King William. But the names on this list? They’re all golden.

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occupational baby names

By Mark Edmond

What do August, Hannah, and Jules have in common?  It turns out that people with those names are more likely than others to be playwrights.

How about Casey, Vincent, and Roy?  They’re more apt to be plumbers.

At least that’s what our research at Verdant Labs shows.  While developing the Nametrix app, we analyzed public records to find the most inordinately common names in each profession.

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