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The names of television characters, from the days of the Western and early soap operas, have always been influential, with life imitating the small screen and vice versa. Among the current inspirations for baby names:
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  • Tobias

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    Tobias is one of a number of s-ending boys' names that are riding a wave of popularity, now at the midpoint of the Social Security list and poised to rise. With its Old Testament-Dickensian feel, ... Read More 

  • Tripp

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    The extra p makes Tripp more of a name and less of a Trip. Usually a nickname of a boy who's a third, but Tripp is sure to get more attention in its own right now as the name of Sarah Palin's daug... Read More 

  • Turtle

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    The kind of nickname name you wouldn't want your own child to get stuck with. Read More 

  • Walter

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    Walter was seen as a noble name in the Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Walter Scott era, but then spent decades in baby name limbo. Now quite a few independent-minded parents are looking at it as a rene... Read More 

  • Wilfred

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    Wilfred is one of those Old Man Names that still sounds fusty in the US but is fashionable in the UK. It comes with readymade short forms Will or Fred and might make an adventurous alternative to ... Read More 

  • Wilhelmina

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    Wilhelmina was long burdened with the Old Dutch cleanser image of thick blond braids and clunky wooden clogs, but that started to be changed somewhat by the dynamic Vanessa Williams character on Ug... Read More 

  • Ziva

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    Relates to the month of Israeli independence.  Read More 

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