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12 Groovy 70s Names

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No, I’m not suggesting that the world needs another massive influx of Jennifers—the #1 girls’ name all through the 70s. Or the then- popular Mandy, Mindy, Cindy sorority names either. But there are a number of names in this sometimes demeaned decade that have been in limbo long enough, and are definitely worthy of a fresh look. By Linda Rosenkrantz

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Inspired June names

By Meagan Burke

June is here with warmer weather and longer days as we move from spring to summer. June has a plethora of historical events and notable namesakes to draw name inspiration from. Let’s explore this list which includes names from abolitionists, politicians, and women in space.

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Latest starbabies May 16

By Cara Michelle

If you’re looking for some starbaby inspiration, there’s a sky full of varied choices this month, from Adara to Wolfgang, Torin to Trixie.

Among the more high-profile: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling named Esmeralda‘s sister Amada, the name of Mendes’s grandmother; Eddie Murphy‘s ninth child has the zippy appellation of Izzy OonaTwilight’s Jackson Rathbone saluted two musical heroes for daughter Presley Bowie; swimming champ Michael Phelps chose the dynamic Boomer; Jenna Malone went poetic with Ode Mountain, and Soleil Moon Frye picked another word name for her fourth child: Story.

New to the namescape: Greek god Eros, artist name Escher and vintage nicknames Ernie, Albie and Monty.

The complete list:

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Best Celebrity Twin Baby Names

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By Abby Sandel

One of the most popular questions to discuss at Nameberry is this: what would you name twins?

It’s the kind of challenge Berries love, and for good reasons. Double the number of names to choose! A chance to link two names in some subtle – or maybe not-so-subtle – way. With both of my pregnancies, I had a list of boy names, girl names – and twin names, which didn’t necessarily duplicate the first two lists.

Plenty of celebrity parents have faced this naming challenge. The latest high profile parents seeing double are The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood and his new wife Sally Humphreys. The rock ‘n’ roll royals recently welcomed twin daughters. They kept it simple, opting for classic, feminine names without a lot of frills.

In honor of their arrival, let’s take a look at nine sets of celebrity multiples, and see if we can learn anything from their parents’ baby name choices.

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Names from books

By Clare Bristow

Noel Streatfeild has enchanted generations of young readers. She’s best known as the author of Ballet Shoes, a tale of three sisters finding their talents on and off stage.

Many of her stories follow a similar theme. The heroines and heroes discover their vocation for dancing, acting, ice skating, or some other art or sport. They fight the obstacles – life changes, lack of money, sibling squabbles, adults who just don’t understand – to pursue it.

Foundling children feature a lot in Streatfeild’s books, and she uses their names to tell their personal stories. For instance, the Fossil sisters in Ballet Shoes choose their own surname in honour of the fossil hunter who took them in.

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