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Twin Baby Names

by Sophie Kihm

Twin baby names. If you were having twins, what would you name them? It can be a tricky task, especially if you already have other children. There’s pressure for twins’ names to sound good in the twinset and in the broader sibset. But for some this can make it easier—if you already have an established style for your children’s names, you can narrow down your options.

Two celebrity couples this month are expecting twins—Morgan and Bode Miller and Cayley Stoker and Brandon Jenner. They each have older children, so I’m excited to see how their twins’ names fit into their sibsets. Many other celebrities are having singletons, including DJ Khaled, Quentin Tarantino, and Milla Jovovich. What do you think they’ll name their babies? Tell me your picks in the comments.

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Scandinavian Boy Names: A Hot New Trend

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Scandinavian boy names—except for Eric—have not had a great track record in the US. But change is definitely in the air.

Thanks to the confluence of some media celebrities and starbabies (Will Ferrell and his Swedish wife Vivica Paulin alone have three sons with Scandinavian names), literary sensations, etc, there’s some definite Nordic noise happening. Some of these Scandinavian boy names have already registered on the national list and some have only resonated with Nameberries so far. Here are some Nordic names to watch.

SCANDINAVIAN BOY NAMES: What’s hot now

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Starbaby Predictions: First and middles

by Sophie Kihm

My latest starbaby predictions include some thoughts on middle names.

Celebrity baby middle names don’t get as much attention as first names, but they can be equally as exciting. Take Anne Hathaway’s son’s middle name, Rosebanks. It’s a portmanteau of two family names—a creative solution to honor multiple people at once. Lauren and Thomas Rhett Akins gave their daughters short, boyish middle names, as did Michael Sheen—although his daughter Lily’s middle name is the more unconventional Mo.

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Gem Names: The hot new name category

by Sophie Kihm

Gem names are a hot category in baby names right now, with many of them shooting up the popularity charts. They’ve even been embraced for boys—Onyx was one of the fastest-rising boys’ names in 2018.

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Celebrity Baby Names

by Sophie Kihm

Celebrity baby names can sometimes seem bizarre, and yet celebrity namers are subject to the same sorts of pressures as the rest of us. For example, for everyone naming a first child can be a daunting task. It sets the framework for all your future children’s names, and there are simply so many options (although sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough). How does one begin to make a decision?

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