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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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By Linda Rosenkrantz

There are a lot of surprisingly cool character names hiding in Shakespeare’s plays. You only have to look beyond the more obvious Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Cleopatra, Hamlet and Horatio. Just among the male characters, we find many attractive and usable options if we move past the title and leading players to those lower on the cast lists.

Here are 18 prime examples of literary names that don’t broadcast their Shakespearean heritage , from Angus to Piers.

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Unique Boy Names

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They like unique boy names and are thinking of naming their new son Oak. But much as they love the name, there are some challenges that might push them in a different direction.

Chantel writes:

We are team green for baby #3, due in October. We currently have one of each: Elowyn Magnolia and Arthur Jack Ruger. Our girl name is picked out, but we’re having a harder time choosing for a boy.

Our son’s first two names are honor names. Ruger is a fun little add-on.

Right now, we are thinking Oak Garcia Crockett if it’s a boy. I also like Wulfric, Walton, Hendrix, Indigo, Harrison, Floyd, Ruben, Morrison, and Merritt as middle names. And I’m wavering on Oak. We know we won’t use Oaklee or Oakley.

Mostly I’m wondering: is Oak too similar, as we often call our older son Arthur Jack. And should we use a longer middle name, or just stick with two middles again?

I would love a few more suggestions to think about!

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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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They’re the baby battlers – the couple thrilled to be expecting, but struggling to find any one single name that they can agree on. Let’s help them find a great name for their son that they can both like.

Annie writes:

We are expecting a son in November, and my husband and I are in a naming battle to the death. We have completely different styles and cannot agree on even a list of maybes. I’ve also researched names for years and have always been completely stuck with boy names. I feel like I’ve seen everything out there.

For boys, I like surname names and older classic names. I love Davis, Edward, and William. But I refuse to use a name that is anywhere close to being popular. I also want the name to be meaningful.

My husband likes more modern names. He has suggested Maverick, Hudson, Weston, and Roman. I strongly vetoed.

Most likely, the middle name will either be Winston (for Churchill) or Franklin (hopefully not). Another naming battle we’re in.

Please help!

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