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One of our favorite things about running this site is reading about all of the beautifully named Babyberries born to our members over the years.

Not only do we get to swoon at all of the stunning name combinations and sibsets, but we also love reading about the fascinating (and often moving) stories behind them. Berry parents take inspiration from so many sources: from art, science and religion to family, friends and personal memories.

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Ancient Greek Names That Work Today

by Sophie Kihm

In Ancient Greece, it was common practice to skip a generation when using honor names. The first-born son was traditionally named after one of his grandfathers—whichever one was of higher status. The second son was named after his other grandfather (usually the maternal grandfather), and daughters were named after grandmothers or great-aunts.

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The 27+ Best Beachy Baby Names

beach names

by Linda Rosenkrantz

If you’re looking for a sunny, beachy name for your summer baby, you can definitely move beyond Ocean and Sunny and Soleil.  There are so many paths to follow, from names of beautiful beaches to international versions of beach-related words to famous surfer dude names.

Here are our choices of the 27+ best summer baby names inspired by the beach.

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Sports Star Names in the News

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes big risers and fallers, a controversial baby name from Scotland, and which French names get the top grades.

Sports star names: Alex and Gylfi

Score! The USA women’s soccer team won the World Cup last weekend, and striker Alex Morgan already has at least one potential namesake. One fan, who’s expecting a baby in December, said that if it’s a girl her first and middle name will be Alexandra Morgan. In my humble opinion, Alex or Alexander Morgan would work nicely for a boy too! For more World Cup namespiration, here are our favorite names from all 24 national teams.

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Great Celebrity Grandbaby Names

by Linda Rosenkrantz

We’re all fascinated—and sometimes gobsmacked—by the names some celebrities choose (or create) for their children.

But what happens with the next generation? Do these starbabies then choose more conventional names for their kids—or are they as creative as their parents were?

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