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1980s baby names

By Abby Sandel

What defines the 1980s?

There’s breakdancing and the Rubik’s Cube, legwarmers and Pac-Man, Prince William instead of Prince George. But how about the names?

Thirty years ago, the most popular baby names for boys included Jason and Joshua, Michael and Christopher, Andrew and Ryan – the dad names of 2015.

But rewind that VCR in your head to the names of movie characters, popular singers and actors, and more. A surprising number of those names have become among the most stylish choices for boys born today.

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The Latest Starbaby Predictions

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By Tara Ryazansky

Here’s the latest in Tara’s continuing series offering her predictions of what the next batch of starbabies will be named. Be sure to add your own guesses in the comments.

Although everyone is wondering and talking about what the name of North’s baby brother will be, I am just as excited to learn about the names these other celebrities will pick for their babies. Let’s see how close I come to answering correctly.

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short celebrity baby names

By Abby Sandel

Looking at this week’s baby names in the news, you might think that parents are all about short names. We’ve heard high profile birth announcements for Edie and Della, Iyla and Poppy – no formal names required.

But it’s not that simple. Sure, Ava and Mia are in the current girls’ US Top 10. But so are Olivia and Isabella. Cheerful nickname Liam is the Number 2 name for boys, but classic William isn’t far behind.

For nearly every short name that’s trending upwards, there’s a longer possibility that’s also on the rise.

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The Latest Starbaby Names

July starbabies

By CaraMichelle

There was an exceptionally long list of new starbabies born in July, and here is CaraMichelle’s comprehensive rundown.

Among the highest profile arrivals were Charlize Theron‘s daughter August, Sophie B. Hawkins’s Esther Ballantine, Brandon and Leah Jenner’s Eva James (a middle name increasingly worn by girls), Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross‘s daughter Jagger Snow, Macklemore’s Sloane Ava Simone, Jeff Goldblum’s Charlie Ocean, and Jaime King‘s Leo Thames.

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Notable Namesakes for August

August namesakes

By Meagan, A Tulip by Any Name

August is here and that means warmer temperatures and soaking in the last sweet days of summer before school starts. Here are some inspiring names of writers, actors, and pioneers that all share August birthdays.

Tennyson – One of the most influential Victorian poets, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was born August 6, 1809. Tennyson was appointed as Poet Laureate by Queen Victoria and served for 42 years. Tennyson is an English surname meaning son of Dennis. Actor Russell Crowe used this poetic name for his son, Tennyson Spencer in 2006.

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