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Popular baby names are the Number 1 topic of the week, but today we thought we’d turn the tables and ask instead about favorite baby names.  What are your personal Top 10 names for each gender?

The criteria: Those you love best, period.  Put them in order, with Number 1 your very favorite on down.   Or hey, if that’s too hard, just give us your ten best in any particular order.

And if you can’t come up with ten for each gender, then list as many as you can think of!

Whether or not your personal favorite baby names are favorites with anybody else doesn’t matter.  But if you’d like to add commentary on how popularity or family or your personal history factors into your decision, it would be very welcome.

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Question of the Week: Your first name love?

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Can you remember your first crush on a name?

That’s the Question of the Week: What was your favorite name as a child? 

Is it an embarrassment now or an everlasting fave?

Do you remember what made you love it so much?

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Question of the Week: What were your favorite names when you were younger?  Are they very different from what you like now?

Inspired by a long-running thread on our message boards, with berries discussing what  their favorite names were as teenagers, this question is basically about if and how your taste in names has changed/evolved over time.

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What’s Your Latest Name Crush?

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Today’s Question of the Week:

Is there a name that you have recently fallen in love with?

Is it a name that was new to you or one that has grown on you gradually?

Where did you hear it?  In a book, movie or TV?  In the real world?  On Nameberry?

What in particular do you love about it?

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Vintage Baby Names: What’s your era?

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VINTAGE NAMES: What era are you?

Unless you’re a baby namer focused on finding a newly created or cutting-edge name, chances are you’ve considered using one from the past.  But which part of the past?  An ancient name or one from earlier in the 20th century?

So, the question of the week is: Which of these, if any, are you partiularly attracted to?

Needless to say, many if not most names move across time and are rarely connected to only one decade or even era–future berries just  might think of  Atticus as a 2010s name.

How about you?  Is there one period whose names you are drawn to?  Do you have a favorite vintage name—perhaps one that hasn’t been widely rediscovered?

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