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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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by Linda Rosenkrantz

The July baby names in the latest Berrybaby birth announcement report may be short, but they’re long on particularly gorgeous sibsets.  Just consider Caroline, Winnie and Wyatt; Theodora, Beatrix and Elowyn; and Griffin, Willow and Juniper! And some nice classics too.

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Unique Baby Names in the News

By Emma Waterhouse

Unique baby names feature heavily in this week’s name news, from fresh word names chosen by high-profile parents to a centuries-old Indian naming tradition.

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Coolest Short Middle Names for Girls

By Clare Green

Think of short middle names for girls that go with everything, and May – or another spelling like Mae or Mei – is sure to spring to mind.

With its timeless streamlined feel, May can lighten up a long first name (like Elizabeth or Persephone), make a short sweet name even sweeter (like Lola or Maisie), or ground a less traditional name (like Kinsley or Malani). The links to springtime, and to the names Mary and Margaret, don’t hurt either.

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New Top French Baby Names

By Clare Green

French baby names are just one feature of this week’s news. It also includes new popularity lists from several other countries, alternative ways to pick a baby name, and the ups and downs of sharing your name with someone famous.

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