by Natalie Hanson

Once again, we’re so pleased to share the thoughts of name-loving celebrity mom, Natalie Hanson, as she approaches the birth of her and husband Taylor‘s sixth child next month. Who will be the newest sibling of Jordan Ezra, Penelope Anne, River Samuel, Viggo Moriah and Wilhelmina Jane? Luckily for us, Natalie will be back to share her eventual baby name choice.

If you haven’t heard our news, Taylor and I are so excited to welcome baby number six at the end of the year, and as you can imagine, the topic of names has been a hot one at our house lately!

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20 Amazing A Names for Girls

By Clare Green

Girl names starting with A are first in the alphabet and first in parents’ hearts. A has been the most popular initial for American girls’ names for years.

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Fantastic Names

Fantastic Beasts names

J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits movie theaters this weekend, full of extraordinary creatures, amazing locations, an evil wizard and a suitcase-toting hero. Oh, and lots of fantastic names, as much a trademark of Rowling’s genius as monsters and magic. Here, the most noteworthy choices with our thoughts on whether they might work for a muggle baby. — Owen Satran

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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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