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Unique Baby Names in the News

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes unique baby names, the hottest names in Switzerland, celebrity baby names that make a statement, and parents who changed their baby names to keep their families happy…would you?

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Place Names: Coolest island names now

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Place names are an increasingly well traveled category of baby names, including continents (Asia), countries (India), states (Georgia), cities (Adelaide) and even boroughs (Brooklyn)–and the subject of today’s post..

With August half over and the days of summer dwindling down to a precious few, our thoughts drift to place names that connote the calm, peaceful image of an isolated retreat surrounded by the sea. You could use one of the iterations of the word itself—Isla, Isola, Illa—or you could consider one of these lovely island names.

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Celebrity Baby Names

By Clare Green

Celebrity baby names in this week’s news includes two very different boy names, and lots of stories about how names shape our identity…and maybe even the way we look!

Celebrity baby names: Winter and Bruce

Celebrity baby names feature in this week’s high-profile baby boy name announcements, with two that are almost polar opposites, but equally stylish and meaningful.

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Celebrity Baby Name News…and more

By Clare Green

This week’s celebrity baby name news includes gender-neutral and alliterative starbaby names, plus how to reuse your friend’s baby name gracefully, and sisters with sporty acronym names.

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Nickname in the News: Hal

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Nickname name news! First Daughter and TV personality Jenna Bush Hager and her husband Henry have just announced the name of their third child and first son: Henry Harold Hager—to be known as Hal.  An extremely convenient nickname, actually, since Hal has long been used for both Henry and Harold.

So let’s take a closer look at Henry and Harold’s more nonchalant, independent offshoot—the suddenly cool and stylish again Hal.

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