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By Abby Sandel, Appellation Mountain

The other night a friend asked me what happens to kids with really strange names.  Not made up names, or names with crazy spellings, he clarified.  Names like Apple.  Or Bartholomew.  Names that make you do a double take when you spot them on the birth announcement.  Names that make you say “Really?” when you should be saying “Congratulations!”

My reply?

Nothing.  Nothing happens.

Actually, everything happens – the kids grow up and have the same kinds of adventures and heartaches and triumphs and debacles that we all have from cradle to grave.  Their name is part of their story, but even if their name is Clove or Cashel or Cordelia, it is only a part.

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Predicting 2014 Starbaby Names, Part 2

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by Tara Ryazansky

It seems like I can’t check my email or stand in a grocery store line these days without being bombarded with images of pregnant celebrities.  I’m not complaining though.  A new pregnancy announcement means we can expect an interesting name announcement to be coming.  But instead of waiting around I’ll make another round of predictions myself.

Singer Kelly Clarkson and her new husband are expecting their first child together.  Baby will join siblings Savannah and Seth from their dad’s previous relationship.  Kelly is already gushing that she has names picked out and hopes to have a girl.  Will she share her husband’s love of ‘S’ names?
My guesses:  Samuel, Levi, Wyatt, Scarlett, Aubrey, Cassidy

Once Upon A Time co-stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas are expecting their first baby.  I hope that whatever they pick is as ethereal and sweet as Ginnifer seems to be.  I could see this couple picking something straight out of a fairytale.
My guesses: Miles, Jem, Digby, Fern, Plum, Ione

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The Most Popular Baby Names of 2018

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By Jeff Bogle

The first half of 2018 has been an exciting and adventurous one for new baby names, as parents everywhere are looking to their pantries, driveways and TV screens for help deciding what to call their precious newborns.
Thanks to a shady back room deal (not really), I have procured a list of widely-used 2018 baby names from the Social Security Administration.

Here are a dozen of the most popular so far, right now, in 2018!

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by Angela Mastrodonato of Upswing Baby Names

These names could be your middle-aged neighbor or a kid in your child’s class. These names are all familiar. Most are traditional. Most are likable. Most are timeless.

And not one has ever made the top 10 on the Social Security list since 1880.

To me, this seems remarkable.

These names seem like they should have hit the top 10 by now. Take a look at the list and tell me if you agree:

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Names on the Cusp

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By Kelli Brady at NameFreak!

The 2012 Popular Baby Names list was released in May to a lot of excited name enthusiasts. Of course we were all interested in the Top 10 and Top 100, but I also loved seeing what fell out of and what made its way into the Top 1000. What’s the new name on the block? Finding out was like Christmas in May.

On my blog back in January, I made my own predictions and suggested 6 girl names and 6 boy names that would crack into the Top 1000. It’s always hard to say what will make the jump into the published list and what will not. In 2011, for example, Hattie reentered the Top 1000 at #993 with 253 births, up from 157 births in 2010 (which would have put it at #1444). It could take a lot of births, or just a few depending on the activity of the other thousand names throughout the year. To help me make these predictions, I went through the 100 names below the Top 1000 to see what jumped out at me.

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