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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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  • Leonard

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    Leonard is the name of several saints, including one who is the patron saint of childhood, and another medieval saint who's the patron of prisoners--known for freeing prisoners he deemed worthy of ... Read More 

  • Liberty

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    A seventies hippie name now seeing something of a resurgence.  Read More 

  • Lily

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    Lily is the most popular of the popular delicate century-old flower names now making a return, thanks to its many irresistible attributes: a cool elegance and a lovely sound, a symbol of purity and... Read More 

  • Locke

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    Stylishly strong, supermasculine one-syllable name.  Read More 

  • Lorelai

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    Lorelai is the spelling used for the character played by Lauren Graham on The Gilmore Girls , and her daughter, nn Rory, the television show that reintroduced this name to a new generation. The Lo... Read More 

  • Lucille

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    Lucille is a name that had long been overpowered by its link to Lucille Ball, with an image of tangerine-colored hair, big, round eyes, and a tendency to stage daffy and desperate stunts. But with ... Read More 

  • Lucius

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    Lucius is an exotic old Roman clan name that has lots of religious and literary resonance, yet is still vital today. It was the name of three popes, appears in several Shakespeare plays, and, like ... Read More 

  • Lyla

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    Lyla is a fast-rising variation of Lila that is now at Number 153. Although the Lyla spelling helps clarify the name's pronunciation, we prefer the original Lila. Read More 

  • Malcolm

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    Malcolm is a warm and welcoming Scottish appellation (originally Mael-Colium) that fits into that golden circle of names that are distinctive but not at all odd. A royal name in Scotland, Malcolm ... Read More 

  • Marshall

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    Marshall is an occupational surname, not having to do with anything military or martial, but comes from the Norman French for someone caring for horses. It's been used as a first name since the ni... Read More 

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