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The Most Notable Names of 2013

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The most notable names of 2013—a few of which were awaited with great anticipation– are borne by prominent personages in the realms of religion, royalty, politics, the tech world, and of course, entertainment. Here are our picks for the twelve names most emblematic of 2013—along with a few others that slipstreamed in their wake.

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28 Surprising Baby Names on the Rise

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Swimming just below our Most Popular lists are other baby names that are attracting new levels of attention. Some of these are unusual names from traditional sources like the Bible and nature. Others are classic choices that have suddenly gone from dowdy to stylish.Many of these names share a darkness, an edginess I didn’t notice until I began researching illustrations to accompany the text. It may be that, in these vampire-threatened times, we’re more drawn to myths and pop culture sources that have a shadowy underside. Or it may just be that we’re looking harder for unusual names, in places parents may have shied away from in the past.Wherever we find them, here are 28 surprising baby names on the way up:

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

We had that great bonanza of great girls’ names in Part One of this Quarterly Report yesterday, now here are the boys.  This should once and for all put the kibosh on the idea that they aren’t as varied, interesting, copious and creative as their sisters’. Two Peregrines!  Five variations of Edward! A Leviticus and a Lysander! A Hiram and a Huck!

On the blue side, there were three each of Liam, Milo, Oliver and Walter, and pairs of boys named Andrew, Callum, Emil, Elliot, Flynn, Henry, Jasper, Peregrine, Samuel, Theo and Vincent

Most popular vowel: E, Most popular consonant initial: L

Unusual middles: Banjo and Chief

The complete list:

Aiden Michael, twin brother of Noah Richard

Alaric Byron Bond, sibling of Dimonie, Kingston, Aaliyah, Destiny, and Justice

Andrew James

Andrew Leonard

Anthony (‘Tony’) Johnbrother of  Rosemary and Betsy

Anton, brother of Moteo and Elin

August Henry, brother of Milo Mitchell

Augustus Wilder, brother of FeliNewton

Avalon Arthur, twin of Rock Jenson, brother of Samuel Oberon

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Baby Names 2013: Our newest choices

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Our newest crop of baby names 2013 are a modern mix of ancient and contemporary.  They include the name of the year’s coolest car made famous by an early electrical inventor, a name shared by this season’s hottest baseball player and a soldier in David‘s Biblical army, and a zippy new nickname for a classic Top 10 girls’ name.

The baby names 2013 newest on Nameberry are:

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Your Favorite Names from the Top 100

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Many of us at Nameberry automatically dislike names that are “too popular.”

But look more closely at the most popular names and you’ll find lots of wonderful names that deserve their widespread use.  Names that have stood the test of time, that have intrinsically pleasing sounds, that are associated with heroic characters.

So let’s this once set aside our name snobbery and own up to names we love from the Top 100 most popular names.

I love the name Sophia, for instance, and would proudly give it to a daughter or wear it myself.

Other girls’ favorites in the Top 100 include Charlotte, Claire, Alexa, Scarlett, Julia, Piper, and Annabelle.

For boys, there are even more popular names that I love.  In fact, my own two sons’ names, Joseph and Owen, are both in the Top 100.   And I also adore Elijah, Caleb, Henry, Nathaniel, Isaiah, Isaac, Thomas….almost too many to mention.

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