They found the perfect name for their daughter – different, but not weird, and with a great meaning. But now they’re expecting a boy. Can lightning strike twice? Let’s see if we can help!

Heidi writes:

I’m due with baby number two (a boy!) in about a month, and still haven’t found even a short list of names that my husband and I can agree on.

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80 Great New Sweet Spot Names

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Ever since we started exploring and writing about baby names, Pam and I have been intrigued by the concept of sweet-spot names, those that fall in that perfect position of not being epidemically popular—so common that their distinctive images to be diluted—yet not extreme enough to raise eyebrows or cause any confusion.

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

A rich harvest of berrybaby names arrived in October!

Highlights include one pair of handsomely named boy twins, Milo Robinson and Phineas (Finn) Graham, two girls named Willow and several Ben boys. A rising middle for boys seems to be shades of Gray/Gray.

The complete list:

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By Eleanor Nickerson

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are having a baby! Yep, we’ve all been guessing it wouldn’t take long, and now that it’s confirmed, we can start speculating on the prospective royal baby names.

To Royal or not to Royal?

First there is the question of whether or not the couple will/have to/should use a royal name for their child.

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Bold Girl Names in this Week’s Name News

By Clare Green

The news this week includes all kinds of bold girl names, cross-cultural name controversy, and babies named after trees, tropical storms and fast food.

Daring girl names: Banks, Myrtle, Annelil

There have been lots of bold baby girl names in the news, both from celebs and the rest of the world.

For many parents, Banks is still rather an edgy choice for a boy: a preppy surname in the style of Brooks and Wells, but less popular. For showbiz couple Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma, it’s a girl’s name: their newborn daughter is Banks Violet.

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