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The Au-some New Baby Name Trend

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

Not so long ago, the only names starting with the letters Au that were getting any traction were Audrey and Austin. But lately—have you noticed?—a lot more are now attracting attention. The once male name Aubrey is now in the girls’ Top 20, and then there are the members of the golden Aurelia family, several varieties of August, the word name Aura, the seasonal Autumn, and more.

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Theatrical Baby Names

Theatrical names

Are you a theater-lover? If so, you might want to think about adding a little drama to your baby name search by considering the names of some great playwrights—with particularly great names? Here are a dozen mostly firsts, plus a few surnames, worth looking at. By Linda Rosenkrantz

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Summer is officially here—a time of sea and sun and sandy beaches. And luckily for the baby due to be born in this season, there are a number of names that are specific to this time of year, some of them more apparent than others. Here are Nameberry’s picks for best summertime names.

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Snap! Great Photography Baby Names


In these digital days, everyone is a photographer. But that’s not to say everyone is a Photographer. In the history of photography, which dates back only a couple of centuries, there were a number of towering figures who happened to have—surprise!—some particularly interesting names, including:

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

August is here, and while it might not have as many related names as June or July, it still deserves its due.  August may be hot and humid, and bring with it tropical storms and hurricanes, but it’s also a time for holidays and getaways–and some distinguished baby names.

Before it was renamed it in honor of the Emperor Augustus for the Julian calendar, it was known as Sextilis, as it was the sixth month of the Roman calendar—but we’ll let that one alone as we examine some other month-related names for your August babe.

AugustThis has become the most popular month name for boys, now at Number 333; it was as high as 175 at the end of the nineteenth century.  Always popular in Scandinavia, August is currently 28 in Denmark, and it’s been chosen for their sons by such celebs as Mariska Hargitay and Dave MatthewsGarth Brooks used it for his daughter, but that seems to have been something of an anomaly, at least so far. Its use as a word name—with the accent on the second syllable—lends August a dignified, upstanding element.  Namesakes include two notable playwrights: August Strindberg and August Wilson. And it comes with a choice of two friendly nicknames: Augie or Gus.

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