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By Alicia Thompson

Pisces baby names take their main inspiration from water. This year, the cycle of the water sign Pisces falls from February 19th to March 20th. The final of twelve signs, Pisces is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. Pisces people are known for compassion, creativity, and their dreamy personae. Despite being a somewhat dim and overlooked constellation today, Pisces is one of the oldest signs of the zodiac and has heavy representation in both ancient and modern religions. Here are some perfect Pisces baby names.

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Feminist Names for Boys

By Clare Green

You’re a feminist. Great! You want to give your child a name with feminist values. Fantastic!

It’s a boy…hmmm.

It’s relatively easy to come up with feminist girl names inspired by strong females like women’s rights activists, scientists or writers, to name but a few. But for boy names, you may need to think outside the box.

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Presidential Baby Names: Who’s winning?

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Since the days of George Washington, American parents have used their babies’ names to honor present and past presidents.  Think George Washington Carver, probably the most famous example. The surnames of revered leaders such as Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt have been used in an aspirational way to pay tribute to those political heroes.

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Baby Name Battles and How to Solve Them

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes an Irish name you’ve probably never heard before, the most popular names in all four corners of the USA, and your most common baby naming conflicts solved.

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

A large percentage of parents-to-be are looking for a name that is instantly recognizable yet distinctive, especially appealing and yet not overly popular—aka a sweet-spot name.  Well, a readymade place to look for names that fit that perfect fitting in/standing out trope is in the very lower depths of the Social Security popularity list.  We’ve found 50 boy names that measure up—a mix of vintage faves, international possibilities and a few surprising word, place and nicknames. All of them were given to fewer than 300 baby boys across the country last year.

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