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9 Great Sports-Inspired Baby Name Stories

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By Abby Sandel

How far would you go to show your loyalty to your team?

You’ll buy season tickets, of course. Play the team’s signature song at your wedding reception? Maybe. Name your pet after a star player? Possibly.

But give your kiddo a name that clearly honors the team?

That’s devotion.

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By Abby Sandel

Karolina Kurkova recently welcomed her second son. John Oliver announced that he’s a new dad to a baby boy, and word is that David Tennant has a new daughter.

So far, we’ve yet to hear the names those famous families have chosen for their new additions.

Is delaying the name announcement the new norm?

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Modern Movie Moppets with Cool Names

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Child actresses represent the sea change in the baby name landscape, with its tremendous diversity. There are girls with boys’ names, unusual surname and nickname names, and names that are completely unique. And although we stuck here with girls under 14, I must admit it was hard to resist such boys as acting brothers Gulliver, Zen and Winta McGrath. By Linda Rosenkrantz

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Literary Baby Names: Wilde Ones, Part 2

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Importance of Being Earnest

By Emily Cardoza

There is no play that illustrates the biting wit of Oscar Wilde better than The Importance of Being Earnest. And with a pun on names central to the plot, how could I miss the chance to make it my newest installment of Literary Names, in which I play the game of finding substitutes for the character names?

Let’s begin!

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New Starbabies Born in October

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How does she do it? Once again, CaraMichelle has managed to unearth the names of a prodigious number of celebrity births.

Both Deschanel sisters gave birth in October, but it was Zooey‘s name choice, Elsie Otter, that attracted the most attention—particularly the middle name, which was seen, for the most part, as an adorable new animal option. Another high-powered celeb, Carey Mulligan, picked the more classic Evelyn Grace, while Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick went the cut-to-the-nickname route with Hank.

A couple of interesting sibsets: Halo, Heaven and Harmony, and Scout and Sailor. But the most unique prize has to go to baby boy Xess Xava.

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