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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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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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by Denise K. Potter/Nameberry

The cool baby names this summer include the 12 newest choices on Nameberry, inspired by ancient queens and celebrity newborns, fictional characters and an Ethiopian cabdriver! If your definition of cool baby names are those that are exotic, quirky, and unusual, our dozen newest choices may inspire you. (Buy this St. Kateri oranment on Etsy.) 

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