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Here they are–the newest berrybaby names from January, February and March–and they’re better than ever!

Every three months, when we prepare these quarterly reports, we’re knocked out by the endlessly creative variety of choices made (and I’m sure there are lots more that didn’t make it into the Birth Announcement Forum), the felicitous first and middle name combos and the great twin and other sibsets.

This time around there are reports of ten sets of twins:

Girl/Girl

Aria Violet and Harper Daisy

Lucille Violet and Coraline Hazel

Grace Vivian and Juliet Mae

Imogen Esteri and Phoebe Justine

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When the name Mason jumped ten places to become the 2011 second most popular boy’s name in the country, it wasn’t just because more parents were noticing this pleasant occupational surname. No, anyone who had kept up with the Kardashians would know that cute little Mason Disick, featured on the E! Entertainment channel roughly a thousand times a week, had a lot to do with it.

For decades now, the names celebrities give their kids have had a tremendous effect on baby naming, one that has increased exponentially. From Ava to Willow, Maddox to Kingston, the proof is in the numbers.

So what are the latest starbaby influencers right now? We compared the fastest climbers on the Social Security list with the most popular baby names so far this year on Nameberry to pinpoint the most influential celebrity baby names today. They are:

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You’ve recently seen the girls’ and boys’ names that have been looked at most often on Nameberry: For the winners of our Guess Name #101 contest, scroll to the end of this blog!  Now here is our quarterly report of the names actually used for babyberries, as reported on our Birth Announcement forum since October. (Take this as a reminder to share your news there when you have a new arrival.)

As before, this is a gorgeous bouquet of names, with a great mix of the classic and the adventurous (Hi there, Hezekiah!), which together display the sensibility we think is uniquely Nameberry, stemming from our strong community of supportive, kind and gentle, exceptionally wise and savvy opinion-sharers.

With all this richness it’s interesting to note how few repeated first name choices there are—Florence, Louisa (and Luisa), Penelope, Miles, Wren, and Simon. We’ve added sibling names where available so you can see how these choices fit into their families.

Girls

Alice Rochelle, sister of Isabella Grace, Camden Bjorn and Jensen Magnus

Anaya Breana, sister of Maylasia and Teyana

Ani Ilys, sister to Kairi Xia and Ella Q

Aria Niamh and Rhiannon Iris, twin sisters of Liam Atherton, Isla Maeve and Calum Alasdhair

Beatrix Helen Lucille

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Nameberry Faves? Do tell!

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Today’s multi-part question of the week is all about us—we’re asking you what you like best about Nameberry. 

Answer any or all:

What has been your all-time favorite blog—and/or what kinds of blogs do you like best?  Such as:

   **The crowd-sourced, interactive Questions of the Week, like this one

   **Trends and predictions

   **Names from different cultures

   **Name history

   **Personal guest blogger stories

   **Names from literature, art, pop culture

   **Seasonal and holiday blogs

   **Others?

Do you have a favorite list?

What’s your favorite forum?

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A couple of weeks ago, we looked at the favorite girls’ names on a Nameberry Message Board thread–led by the lovely Beatrix, Penelope and Clementine–and now it’s time to look over at the boys’ side.

The most striking result is the strong showing for the good old traditional, timeless classics, with many votes for William, Henry, Charles, James, Edward, Joseph, George, and Thomas, and a resurgence of interest in Theodore (#2!–perhaps because of the popularity of nickname Theo), Frederick, and Peter.  Does this mean that parents are still (or once again) looking at safer, more conservative choices for their sons than their daughters?  Is it somehow a reflection of the cloudy economic climate?

Some smaller trends noted: a preponderance of names starting with the vowel EElliot (in its various spellings), Edward, Emmett, Everett, Ethan, Ezra, Elias; and the characteristic nameberry love of some quirkier choices, several not found in the Top 500 of the Social Security list–Gideon, Amos, Emmett, Dexter, Atticus, Asa, Harvey, Callum and Cullen–and some not even on the list at all–Dashiell, Archer, Malachy, Laszlo, Ambrose.  It takes time for the rest of the world to catch up!

So here, as of today, are your top choices:

WILLIAM and HENRY–tied

THEODORE

OLIVER

CHARLES

JAMES

GIDEON

AUGUST

MILO, NATHANIEL

NOAH, ELIOT/ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, EDWARD, EMMETT, JASPER

JUDE

LUKE, BENJAMIN, DASHIELL, EVERETT, OWEN

And then:

LEVI

ETHAN

GEORGE

GRAYSON

CALVIN

DESMOND

FELIX

HUGO

FREDERICK

SEBASTIAN

ADAM

DECLAN

Followed by:

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