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This week, Appellation Mountain‘s Abby Sandel finds inspiration for the Nameberry 9 from celebrity birth announcements and TV listings.

I know it has been a busy week in baby name news when my friend C makes a point of seeking me out.  “So what are they going to name the baby?” she asked, knowing that she didn’t have to add that “they” are William and Kate and the baby in question will be hounded by more paparazzi than a Jolie-Pitt kid.

Then again, bookies couldn’t take bets on the name of a new Jolie-Pitt arrival.  Where would a gambler begin?  We know the royal couple is up against some definite limits in choosing their child’s name, creating a perfect opportunity for the placing of bets, a scenario that couldn’t exist in Hollywood.

What separates name nerds from others might be this: I am filled with curiosity whenever I meet an expectant parent.  “Have you thought about names?” I’ll mention, casually, trying to not make it too obvious.  Aidan Donnelly Rowley’s post congratulating Kate struck a chord.  It doesn’t really matter if I know you – I’m excited for that new little person you’re about to welcome, and very willing to help if you’d like to talk names.

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Which unisex names are getting more feminine and which more masculine? And which are rising and falling for both sexes? Here, the ups and downs of the most popular unisex names:

UNISEX NAMES GETTING MORE FEMININE

ADDISON
ALEXIS
ARIEL
BAILEY
EMERSON
HARPER
JORDYN
LONDON
MARLEY
PAYTON
REAGAN
REESE
RILEY (though still strong for boys)
SKYLAR
TAYLOR
TEAGAN

UNISEX NAMES BECOMING MORE MALE

ANGEL
CAMERON
CHARLIE
DYLAN
HAYDEN (though the gender gap is narrowing)
JADEN, JAIDEN, JAYDEN
JAYLEN
JORDAN
MICAH
PARKER
PHOENIX
SAGE
ZION

UP FOR GIRLS AND DOWN FOR BOYS

ALEXIS
ALI
BAILEY
DEVON
FINLEY
HAYDEN
JUSTICE
KENDALL
LOGAN
QUINN
REAGAN
SAGE
TAYLOR

UP FOR BOYS AND DOWN FOR GIRLS

JAIDYN, JAYDEN
KENNEDY
PEYTON
ROWAN
SKYLER

UNISEX NAMES RISING FOR BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS

AVERY
CHARLIE
EDEN
EMERSON
EMERY
HARLEY
HARPER
JAYLEN
KAYDEN
LONDON
MARLEY
MICAH
PARKER
PAYTON
PHOENIX
RILEY
RORY
RYLEE
ZION

AND THOSE FALLING FOR BOTH SEXES

ANGEL
ARIEL
CAMERON
CASEY
DAKOTA
DYLAN
JADEN, JADYN
JAMIE
JORDAN
REESE
RYAN
SIDNEY
SKYLAR
TYLER

Check out which unisex names are truly equal!

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