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Feminist Names for Boys

By Clare Green

You’re a feminist. Great! You want to give your child a name with feminist values. Fantastic!

It’s a boy…hmmm.

It’s relatively easy to come up with feminist girl names inspired by strong females like women’s rights activists, scientists or writers, to name but a few. But for boy names, you may need to think outside the box.

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Presidential Baby Names: Who’s winning?

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Since the days of George Washington, American parents have used their babies’ names to honor present and past presidents.  Think George Washington Carver, probably the most famous example. The surnames of revered leaders such as Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt have been used in an aspirational way to pay tribute to those political heroes.

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Black History Names: Amazing Women Athletes

by Linda Rosenkrantz

This year, for Black History Month, we salute some of the extraordinary women athletes whose strength, skill and bravura have brought them to the top of their fields, many of them breaking records. It wasn’t easy narrowing the list down to just these 16 amazing women!

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February Baby Names to Inspire You

By Meagan Burke

February baby names relate to a wide range of inspiring namesakes. The second and shortest month of the calendar year, February gets its name from the Latin term februum, meaning purification. February is often associated with love and there are a plethora of names to love with ties to this month. Let’s look at this list of February namesakes which includes names ranging from a state, to artists, to several visionaries.

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By Emma Waterhouse

16 fantastical finds, fit for a little prince or princess!

Royal baby names are always a hot topic of discussion, and with the spring due date of the Queen’s newest great-grandchild fast approaching, speculation is mounting around the names that may or may not have made Meghan and Harry’s list.

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