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Naming a Daughter – At Last!

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Alice writes:

My husband and I are expecting our first baby girl in June after having four boys, and we CANNOT agree on a girl’s name.

Our sons are Dashiell Zion, JedidiahJediKai, August Simon, and Lincoln Atticus. The surname sounds like McLachlin.

We’re looking for a name that is feminine, but not frilly. My husband likes names that are a little bit more modern and I like older names. We don’t want to repeat an initial, so D, J, A, and L names are out. We do agree on a middle name: Moriah.

Our shortlist includes Maeve, Eleanor/Elinor, Cecily, Scarlett, Elizabeth, and Fern. But we’re not in love with any of them.

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April babyberries

By Linda Rosenkrantz

April brought showers of beautifully named berrybabies, including two Olivers, an Oscar and an Otis—O definitely becoming the new ‘it’ vowel for boys. And Angus makes two appearances—as an April arrival and as a big brother.

For girls, we see some unusual middles—Tirzah, Haya and Behati.

There was one single set of twins—the adorably nickname-named Lottie and Minnie.

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April Celebrity Baby Names

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By CaraMichelle

A substantial list of celebrity babies born last month, including such A-listers as Sam Worthington’s Rocket Zot, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biels’ son Silas Randall (shown), and Kimora Lee Simmons’ little Wolfe.

Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen went the British surname route for their third child: Montgomery Moses Brian, and Ralph Lauren has new twin grandbabies called Cooper Blue (boy) and Kingsley Rainbow (girl) via his daughter Dylan. And Donovan Leitch, son of Donovan Leitch, named his son…Donovan.

New gender benders include girls named Dashiel (Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson) and Wilder (Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb).

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Seeking a Science-Inspired Name

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Liz writes:

I’m a math teacher and science lover, my husband is a history teacher and literary enthusiast. We are expecting our second son, and looking for something that can go with our first son’s name: Truman King, Tru for short.

We’re hoping for a name with ties to science, history, or both. And, because we’re teachers, we’re looking for an unusual name – something we won’t associate with a former student.

Our short list includes Wiles (after the mathematician) and Kepler, but we’re looking for more ideas.

We all know people who color our ideas about a name, for good or otherwise. But teachers have a special challenge, don’t they? They meet dozens of children every year – more, for teachers in upper grades. And their students inevitably shade the way they think about baby names.

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The Other Royal Baby Names

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By Abby Sandel

How do you name a future monarch?  The world is waiting to meet the newest member of the House of Windsor, but many a ruling family of Europe has welcomed a new addition in recent years.

Tradition clearly carries the day when royals go looking for baby names. But the times they are a changin’, and there are signs that even princes like to keep it simple. Gone are the long strings of five, six, or more given names. Even Prince George Alexander Louis, future King of England, has just three names total.

And yet the names that rule in Europe are an intriguing mix of classic and quirky, from the enduring Mary, Marie, and Maria to the intriguing Badouin and Ivalo.

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