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More and more parents want to choose middle names with meaning. That may be the name of a beloved friend or family member, a surname rescued from your family tree, or -- in the case of the meaningful names here -- a choice with an inspirational feel.
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  • Poet

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    A recently entered name on the roster, Poet was used for her daughter by Soleil Moon (Punky Brewster) Frye, who obviously appreciates the advantages of an unusual name. This is a possible middle n... Read More 

  • Royal

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    A bit more subtle than Duke or Earl, this name gained some momentum in 2013 -- it jumped from outside of the Top 1000 to Number 899. Read More 

  • Serene

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  • Sincere

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    We are more than a bit surprised this name is climbing as much as it is -- it reached Number 617 in 2013 and was one of the year's on-the-rise names.  Read More 

  • Sky

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    Sky is an ambigender nature name that was first legitimized as the character of Sky Masterson in the 1950 musical Guys and Dolls , played in the film version by Marlon Brando. It's a name we apprec... Read More 

  • Story

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    An imaginative choice with an uptempo Cory/Rory/Tori sound, perfect for the child of a writer — or anyone with a good story to tell. Story has been finding some appreciation among celebs like Minni... Read More 

  • Summer

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    The temperature is definitely rising for this popular seasonal name, which began being used in the seventies, and has been heard consistently ever since. Summers have popped up all over the big a... Read More 

  • Sunny

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    Short form too reductive for a fully dimensional human, even if Michael "Flea" Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers did call his daughter Sunny Bebop and Adam Sandler named his Sunny Madeline.  Read More 

  • True

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    Many parents seeking a return to more basic values and a simpler lifestyle are turning to such virtuous girls' names as Grace, Faith, and Hope, but the few that can be used for boys as well, such a... Read More 

  • Truth

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