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Baby Names 2014: Top 12 Trends

December 5, 2013 Pamela Redmond
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Baby names 2014 will see parents reviving family names and long-dormant choices, finding inspiration in literary characters and world leaders, looking to names to make their children seem stronger or spicier. Our picks for the Top 12 Baby Name Trends of 2014 are:

Most Stunning Revival: Eccentric Ancestor Names

Today’s two predominant baby name trends – family names and vintage revivals – combine to bring back antique names long judged so far out they’d always be out. So welcome back, Edna and Ethel; come on down, Gertrude and Percy; walk right in, Wilhelmina and Wolfgang. And if Edna feels too clunky for nursery school, you can always call her Edie.

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.

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