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Articles by NancyMan

June 11th, 2017

The Great-Grandparents Baby Name Rule

By NancyMan

A new way to look at the Hundred Year Rule–it’s more like the Great Grandparents Rule, says Nancy Man.

January 8th, 2017

Influential Baby Names: The Songbirds

By NancyMan

Nancy Man continues her series of notables whose unusual names hit the pop charts–if briefly–and this time we have the songbirds.

December 22nd, 2016

Influential Baby Names: Beauty Queens & Models

By NancyMan

Uniquely named beauty pageant winners and supermodels have had a definite–if brief–impact on baby names.

December 4th, 2016

Influential Baby Names: Star Athletes

By NancyMan

These athletes not only had their moment on the world stage, but their names also made appearances–however fleeting–on the baby name popularity list!

November 7th, 2016

Political Baby Names: Nikita, Obama & Taft

By NancyMan

With their high national profiles, political figures can have an impact on baby names, however limited. This list of unexpected influencers ranges across time and place and positions.

October 25th, 2016

Influential Baby Names: Show Biz Boys

By NancyMan

Here’s the second in Nancy Man’s series on celebrities who briefly affected baby names–here we have male actors from Tab to Travolta.

September 8th, 2016

Influential Baby Names: Show biz ladies

By NancyMan

Some fascinating examples of how some female movie stars have briefly propelled their names onto the popularity lists, from Debra to Piper to Nastassia.