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We wish we’d thought of the Nameberry Awards.

But the entertaining and illuminating awards given by popular vote to the best names in a range of categories was the brainchild of Genevieve, over on the Nameberry forums.

How it worked: Berries nominated names in each category.  Then the entries were organized into polls and people voted as well as commented on their choices.  Here’s one example.

We see Nameberry favorites such as Charlotte and Genevieve, Henry and Theo showing up in the results.  But there are many surprises as well: Rowan chosen as a top unisex name for both girls and boys, for instance.  Indiana voted the top celebrity baby name for girls.

But rather than describing the results to you, we’ll just bring you the winners and runners up in all the categories.  The Nameberry Awards go to:

 

Best Top 100 Girls’ Name

1. Lucy

2. Charlotte

3. Amelia

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What’s your favorite of all names?

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The Question of the Week:

Is there one name about which you can loudly proclaim: I love this name, always have and always will?

… a name that you’ve been crazy about forever –maybe starting  when you scribbled it in the margins of your school notebook—and are certain that you’ll continue to feel that way about, no matter whether it’s in or out, up or down, or whatever.

What exactly is there about it that appeals to you so much?  What qualities have made it your enduring favorite over time?

Did your infatuation start with an association to someone you know?

Have you/would you use it for your child?

Tell!

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