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Soap Opera Baby Names

Baby names from soap operas, inspired by melodramatic characters, often appear on the popularity charts. If you're expecting a dramatic little one, a "soap" name may be right up your alley. Soap opera writers tend to choose names some may consider a bit over the top.
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  • 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 

  • Rex

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    Now that many dogs are named Max, it's safe to use this sleek, sexy, regal name again for your child. And with the charm of its final 'x,' its regal meaning and its offbeat simplicity, Rex is defin... Read More 

  • Ridge

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    Ridge may be the quintessential daytime drama name, but it's still better than most.  Read More 

  • River

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    River shares the tranquil feeling of all the water names, and seems to have pretty much escaped its past strong association with River Phoenix and his unfortunate fate. Keri Russell and the Taylor ... Read More 

  • Roxy

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    Roxy, also spelled Roxie, is one of those high-stepping showgal names with plenty of moxie, among the many sassy nickname names on the U.K. popularity list--currently Number 398. The fictional cha... Read More 

  • Shiloh

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    Cool meets Born Again meets Brad and Angelina, who made Shiloh an instant star when they chose it for their daughter. While Shiloh has risen from obscurity thanks to its celebrity baby use, it has... Read More 

  • Silver

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    Among the first wave of word names used in the hippie era, it actually is a legitimate girl's name with a lot of luster.  Read More 

  • Siobahn

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    One of the most lovely -- and most confusing -- of Irish names, Siobhan (this and not Siobahn is the correct spelling) is sometimes rendered in a phonetic spelling such as Shevon or Shavonne. But ... Read More 

  • Storm

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    Windswept and dramatic, but perhaps asking for trouble.  Read More 

  • Thorne

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    Call your daughter Rose, but think twice about naming your son Thorne, which does have a bit of a soap opera feel---in fact there was a character named Thorne Forrester on The Bold and the Beautifu... Read More 

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