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Blizzard of 2016: Snowy baby names

Snowy baby names

The blizzard that blanketed much of the US mid-Atlantic area in snow last weekend caused shuttered schools and businesses, buried cars and other massive disruptions for 80 million people. But with all that chaos, TV screens and the Internet were filled with picturesque wintry scenes and skiers gliding down Fifth Avenue. Snow still has a magical quality for the child in all of us, one that is celebrated in baby names across countless cultures. (by Linda Rosenkrantz)

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Ten Rare Musical Monikers

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By Tiana Putric

Inspired by the new-found popularity of Aria, which entered the popularity list in 2000 and now has risen to Number 31 (thanks to a presence on the TV show Pretty Little Liars), and other names like Melody and Lyric in the Top 300, I thought I would suggest some other musical possibilities, along with their meanings. None of the following have ever registered on the U.S. Top 1000; in fact they may be entirely new appellations or extremely rare ones.

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New Baby Boy Names: Inspired by Trees

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By Abby Sandel

Ever think that every possible baby name has been used?

This week’s baby name news proved that it just isn’t so. English actor Jack Huston – you know him from Boardwalk Empire – and American model Shannan Click welcomed a son, Cypress Night. Cypress joins big sister Sage Lavinia.

They’re both nature names, but while Sage is well established for girls, Cypress feels like a new baby name.

Plenty of tree names for children are well established. For girls, Hazel, Olive, Laurel, Willow, Aspen, Holly, Juniper, and Magnolia are all in the current US Top 1000. Rowan ranks for both genders. And Forrest is a fast-rising possibility for boys.

Despite all of these popular picks, plenty of new baby names inspired by trees remain, and some of the most interesting options feel like promising choices for a son.

Here are nine of the best.

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Zodiac Names: Age of Aquarius

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By E. Wittig

Aquarius, the water bearer, is the eleventh sign of the western zodiac and a distant constellation in the night sky. People born between late January and late February are given this sign, one of three represented by the element air. They are said to be intelligent, generous, unconventional, and independent individuals. Find some names below suitable for your little water bearer.

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Endearing Baby Names: Honey, Sugar & Dove

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Sweetie, Angel, Dolly, Kitty, ‘amore’ (Spanish for ‘love’), ’petit chou’ (French for ‘little cabbage’), ‘moya golubushka’ (Russian for ‘my little dove’), ‘sonche’ (Macedonian for ‘sunshine’), and so on. These are just a few of the loving terms of endearment with which parents around the globe indulge their children.

Most parents would never dream of giving their child a hypocorism or a pet name as a first name or even a middle name; yet, there are many terms of endearment that double as perfectly useable and meaningful names, many of which have become lost. Here are a few such names from Amoret to Sugar.

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