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Category: Spellings, Sounds and Initials

Unique U-Names for Babies

by Linda Rosenkrantz

I know. There aren’t many people searching for a U name.  But wait—before you skip from the T’s of Thea and Theo to the V’s of Violet and Viggo, pause for a moment and consider these unique U-name possibilities, from the storied Ulysses to the virtuous Unity. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re seeking a word name, or a biblical, ancient, color or an international option.

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Cool Names: Elowen, Oslo and Otis

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Lots of cool names arrived in the hot month of August! Even more than usual, our Berries made some extraordinarily creative name choices last month.

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Coolest Short Middle Names for Girls

By Clare Green

Think of short middle names for girls that go with everything, and May – or another spelling like Mae or Mei – is sure to spring to mind.

With its timeless streamlined feel, May can lighten up a long first name (like Elizabeth or Persephone), make a short sweet name even sweeter (like Lola or Maisie), or ground a less traditional name (like Kinsley or Malani). The links to springtime, and to the names Mary and Margaret, don’t hurt either.

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by Sophie Kihm

Leo baby names season runs from July 23 to August 22, making this the perfect time of year to give your child a leonine name. Of course, even if your baby isn’t born under the sign of the lion, a number of leonine names are distinguished and fashionable options.

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Sports Star Names in the News

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes big risers and fallers, a controversial baby name from Scotland, and which French names get the top grades.

Sports star names: Alex and Gylfi

Score! The USA women’s soccer team won the World Cup last weekend, and striker Alex Morgan already has at least one potential namesake. One fan, who’s expecting a baby in December, said that if it’s a girl her first and middle name will be Alexandra Morgan. In my humble opinion, Alex or Alexander Morgan would work nicely for a boy too! For more World Cup namespiration, here are our favorite names from all 24 national teams.

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