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Top Baby Names of the Decade

top baby names of the 2010s

The top baby names of the 2010s — the decade that is drawing to a close — are dominated by classic names still used by a wide range of parents.

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New Baby Surname Trends

surname trends

Just when you had the whole first name and middle name thing worked out for your baby, here comes a new name challenge. What will your child’s surname be?

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Celebrity Baby Names: News of the week

by Emma Waterhouse

This week’s celebrity baby name news includes two routes to standout starbaby names, plus there’s the trend for human-sounding brand names, and a look at the fleeting phenomenon that is baby name popularity in the 21st century…

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Awesome V Names for Boys

by Linda Rosenkrantz

So you’re looking for a V name for your boy. And for your own personal reasons, you’ve eliminated the most obvious, Victor and Vincent. But where do you go from there?  Admittedly, this isn’t the broadest group in the alphabet, but here are some very viable V names for boys you may not have considered.

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YOU CAN DO WHT EVR YOU WNT! 

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By Laura Dunphy

It started with a search for a carry-on bag in a boutique where totes and suitcases and travel pouches perched on exquisitely-lit museum pedestals. I picked up a rectangular prism of perfect proportions and inhaled the musk of its crisp leather accents when a saleswoman appeared at my shoulder. 

“Let me know if you need any assistance,” she said. “All of our pieces can be monogrammed, either with your initials or any three letters of your choosing.”

“Thanks,” I said. “Wait – not any three letters?”

She looked at me as if I’d just emerged from a Neanderthal’s cave. “Any three letters you like,” she said.

My mouth dropped open. There is no law requiring me to choose my initials for a monogram. How come I never realized this before??

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