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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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  • Quinn

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    One of the first Irish unisex surnames, a strong and attractive choice on the rise for both genders, though there are still more boy Quinns than girlsl. Quinn started taking off for girls in the ... Read More 

  • Remy

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    The name of a fifth century saint, Remy sounds particularly modern and attractive and is being revived for both boys and girls, sometimes as Remi. It entered the popularity list in 2009, and has qu... Read More 

  • River

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    Most of the notable Rivers have been male, but this nature name certainly flows as well for a girl. More than a third of the babies named River are girls, and this fraction may increase -- it was ... Read More 

  • Roman

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    Roman -- a surprise hit name of recent years -- owes much of its popularity to Cate Blanchett and Debra Messing, who almost simultaneously chose Roman for their sons, as Molly Ringwald did later. I... Read More 

  • Rufus

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    Rufus is a rumpled, redheaded (it was the nickname for red-haired King William) ancient Roman name popular with saints and singers (e.g. Rufus Wainwright); now, Rufus is on the cutting edge of cool... Read More 

  • Santana

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    Santana is a saintly name...or Latin rock band. Santina might work better.  Read More 

  • Sawyer

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    Sawyer is a surname with a more relaxed and friendly feel than many others, and is one of the hottest occupational names right now, with the Nameberry seal of approval. Sawyer is becoming increasin... Read More 

  • Seeley

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  • Serena

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    Serena, a name used since Roman times, was given fresh life by tennis star Williams, and then again with the leading character on Gossip Girl , Serena van der Woodsen. There have also been Serenas... Read More 

  • Sharpay

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    This name of the glamorous mean girl in "High School Musical" is a euphonic spin on the dog breed Shar Pei, a brilliant name joke skewering the practice of picking a name for its sound without cons... Read More 

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