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Shades of Purple Baby Names

purple baby names

Of all the colors on the artist’s palette, I can’t think of one that holds more captivating baby name possibilities than the royal color purple. From the soft lavender and lilac hues to the vivid magenta and fuchsia, baby namers are suddenly showing a real passion for the various shades of purple. By Linda Rosenkrantz

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New Babyberries Announced in August

Birth announcements for August

By Linda Rosenkrantz

The boys have it this month on Nameberry, with male births far outnumbering the girl baby announcements in August.

We had two pairs of boy twins this time, the handsomely named Cruz Patrick and Kane Fredrick, and Declan Zurich Rhodes and Phineas Keegan. Especially love Zurich as a new place name middle idea (with a nice story behind it.)

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New biblical boys

Yes, Noah is Number 1 in popularity and Jacob and Benjamin and Samuel are right up there too, but there’s a whole generation of new biblical boys—all as old as Methuselah—who are in line to challenge them. Some of them, like Amos and Abel, are usably familiar, while others—Hezekiah, anyone?—were considered too clunky in the recent past. Here are 12 Old Testament boy names that are moving up the popularity ladder.

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Great Lost Nicknames for Girls, Part 2

lost girls' nicknames

By Linda Rosenkrantz

We’re now at Part 3 (Part 2 for girls) in our hunt for lost nickname names worth reappraising and this time it’s girls’ names that have never ranked on the Top 1000 list. Consider them as fresh nicknames for classic faves, or for possible use on their own.

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Name Trend: The I’s Have It for Girls


For a long time, I has been the silent starting vowel, overshadowed by the more popular A, E and O names. But now we’re seeing I names stepping up, particularly for girls. These range from some revitalized vintage names (Ida, sweet as apple cider) to the classical to the international like Inez and Ingrid. So far there are only two I-girls on the Top 100 list—Isabella and Isabelle—but here are some others that we consider worthy of joining them.

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