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The Top Baby Names of 2019….so far

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by Pamela Redmond

Nameberry’s list of top baby names 2019 is in for the first quarter of the year, with two surprising new names at the top.  

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by Linda Rosenkrantz

We recently posted a list of fifty boys’ names that we consider to be currently in the sweetest sweet spot—that is, instantly recognizable but not mega-popular—just the kind of fitting in/standing out name that many parents are looking for.  These were all found in the lower regions of the most recent Social Security list.

And now, as promised, it’s the girls’ turn.  Here are the fifty names we think are the best examples—again a mix of vintage treasures, international possibilities, place and nicknames (one of them, Frankie, actually earned a place on both the boy and girl lists).  All 50 of them were given to fewer than 350 baby girls across the country last year!

Here they are!

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Popular Girl Names: Lost in the La-Crowd

a Name Sage post by: Abby View all Name Sage posts

They’ve long loved Lyla for a daughter. But is Lyla too close to all those other lovely, La-la names?

Emily writes:

We are struggling with choosing a name for our baby girl arriving in March.

Our son’s name is Theodore and he goes by Theo.  For years we have liked the name Lyla, and recently considered Daisy for a middle name. But now that we are down to the wire we aren’t sure!

Lyla isn’t super popular, but there are so many close variations – Layla, Lola, Lula, Leela, etc. that I am worried people will always get her name wrong. It’s already happening! People say things like, “What are you naming the baby again, Lola?”

We’ve also considered Daisy as a first name, Meadow, Summer, Vivienne, and Eden. Lyla is still a top choice. We love a good nickname, so while not a dealbreaker, we would like a name that has some nickname options.

Hope you can help!

The Name Sage replies:

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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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Baby Name Battles and How to Solve Them

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes an Irish name you’ve probably never heard before, the most popular names in all four corners of the USA, and your most common baby naming conflicts solved.

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