Baby Name News of the Week

by Clare Green

This week’s news includes Pippa Middleton’s baby name, trends from New York to India, and why naming your son Gabriel might help your dog.

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by Linda Rosenkrantz

There’s an undeniable renaissance of vintage nickname names underway, particularly for girls, with Sadie, Josie, Elsie, Evie, and Millie all in the Top 400.  But, folks, this ain’t nothing compared to the avalanche of nickname names found around the turn of the last century.  In 1888, for example, Minnie was up at #8, and there were about 70 more nickname names in the girls’ Top 400.

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Unisex Middle Names

by Emma Waterhouse

The rise of the unisex first names has been well documented on Nameberry.

Over the past decade, we’ve seen starbabies named Wyatt Oliver and Wyatt Isabelle, Babyberries called Harbor Alister and Harbor Aurelia, and unisex options like Skyler and Peyton, Arrow and Linden crossing gender lines in both directions. And the number of babies receiving truly gender-neutral names (one with at least a 35:65 gender split) is up more than 60% compared to a decade ago.

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By Ashley Richards

Happy Veteran’s Day!  And what a special Veteran’s Day it is, too—the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I!

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By Clare Green

This week’s news includes super short baby names, football and hockey namesakes, Indigenous Canadian names, and British trends over the last 180 years.

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