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Category: Names from the Arts & Pop Culture

Sibling Names: Celebs and citizens

By Clare Green

It’s a sibling names special this week, with lots of well-matched sets in the news. Plus glimpses into the school roll-calls of 2029, name prejudice, and a girl named after a colorful singer.

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Baby Name Trends: Technology and more

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes name ideas from books and technology, babies named after hospitals, and trends in Ireland and the Isle of Man.

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By Clare Green

This week’s news includes a huge range of namespiration, with babies named after statues, athletes, country singers, military operations and dinosaurs.

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by Linda Rosenkrantz

Every TV season or so we scan the video landscape to see if any particularly interesting character names have popped up.  And each time it becomes more and more daunting as the number of new and newish shows on network, cable and streaming platforms has gone through the roof.  But we try.

This year it was nice to see so many Namberryesque names appearing—Camille, Celeste, Elsa, Hermione, Lavinia, Maeve, Marisol, Nova, Prudence, Trixie and Thea, for example. Also, as you’ll see below, a lot of scriptwriters have picked up on the boy-name-for-girls trend.

Focusing on the girl names, here are almost two dozen of the most intriguing TV character names.

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by Linda Rosenkrantz

Not many parents dream of their kids growing up to be philosophers.  And yet there’s something to be said for namesakes who have pondered the universe, searching for meaning: the big thinkers with big ideas.

These philosopher names come from a diversity of periods and cultures. And if some of them sound too esoteric, bear in mind that Aristotle, Sophocles and Plato are used regularly as everyday names in modern Greece.

So here are 14 of the most usable, together with their philosophical isms.

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