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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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The New Top 10 Contest Winner

Congratulations to our Berry Amy, known in the comments as Orchid_Lover, who won our “Guess the New Top 10” contest!

Amy’s predictions for the Top 10 baby names of 2018 were as follows:

1.     Emma Noah
2.     Olivia Liam
3.     Ava William
4.     Sophia Oliver
5.     Isabella Benjamin
6.     Charlotte Elijah
7.     Mia James
8.     Amelia Lucas
9.     Evelyn Mason
10.  Harper Logan

 

The actual list is:

1.     Emma Liam
2.     Olivia Noah
3.     Ava William
4.     Isabella James
5.     Sophia Oliver
6.     Charlotte Benjamin
7.     Mia Elijah
8.     Amelia Lucas
9.     Harper Mason
10.  Evelyn Logan

 

Amy correctly predicted that Harper and Lucas would join the Top 10, replacing Abigail and Jacob.

Her girls’ list was pretty much spot-on, with only Sophia and Isabella and Evelyn and Harper flipped.

On the boys’ side she had William, Lucas, Mason, and Logan correctly placed, and was very close in predicting Oliver’s relatively large rise.

An honorable mention goes to Chiara12, who also had all the right names in her top 10.

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Baby Names in the News: Agnes and Angus

By Clare Green

This week’s baby name news includes inspiration from places, people, cars and Star Wars – plus why it’s not the best year to be called Tom.

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10 Years of Baby Names

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by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

We launched Nameberry in October 2008, the same month the economy collapsed and a few weeks before Barack Obama was elected president.

In that decade, 40 million babies were born in the US, and 235 million people viewed 1.5 billion pages of our site. The Social Security Administration recorded 56,000 baby names, and Nameberry’s database cimbed to 70,000 names, along with nearly 500 curated lists, 3728 blogs, over 180,000 lists created by visitors, and 3,386,947 forum posts.

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A Girl Called Liam

By Clare Bristow

This week’s baby name news includes the latest trends in Ireland, girls with traditional male names, and the new Big Bang baby

Banned baby names: Liam and Marseille

You’ve probably heard the saying that when a dog bites a man, it’s not news, but when a man bites a dog, that’s news. This week we may have found the baby name equivalent.

When parents call their son Liam, it’s not news. Thousands of boys called Liam are born every year, all over the world. When parents call their daughter Liam, though, it’s more noteworthy. And when those parents are French and the local authorities try to reject the name, then it’s news.

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