Jenna Bush Hager Gives Newborn Daughter A Special Family Name

The Hager family is now happily a family of four! TODAY correspondent Jenna Bush Hager welcomed a second daughter with husband Henry Hager on Thursday, Aug. 13. Like their 2-year-old Margaret Laura, who they’ve nicknamed Mila, they’ve given the newborn a feminine name with significant family meaning. The mom of two announced the birth... Read more

How Temporary Names Put Newborns At Risk

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What's in a name? As it turns out, important safety provisions. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that newborns' "temporary" names, like Babyboy and Babygirl, can lead to major consequences in the hospital. "There can be no delay in providing identification wristbands to newborns," the study says. That means... Read more

Thanks To Frozen, 'Elsa' Cracks List Of Top 500 Names

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Call it the power of Disney. According to the most recent Social Security Administration data for 2014, Elsa snagged a spot on the top 500 baby names in the United States. Think it's not such a big deal? This is the first time since 1917 (!) that the name has made the cut, reporting in at... Read more

Zoe Saldana's Husband Takes Her Last Name, 'Sons Will Respect' Him

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It looks like we can officially refer to Zoë Saldana's babies as "the Saldana twins." Her husband, the former Marco Perego, recently revealed that he took his wife's last name. And in an interview with InStyle, Saldana admits she initially tried to talk him out of it. "I told... Read more

Most Popular Baby Names, State By State

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You already know the most popular baby names of 2014, and now it's time to get a little more local. The Social Security Administration just released 2014's official lists of the most popular baby names by state. While the national winners, Emma and Noah, are used so frequently that they snag the number one... Read more

Why Jaime King Named Taylor Swift Baby's Godmother

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Jaime King may not have made an appearance in Taylor Swift's new music video, but there's definitely no 'bad blood' between the actress and singer. In March, the Hart of Dixie star took to Instagram to announce that Swift would be the godmother of her second child. Swift confirmed on her own Instagram. Now, King, 36, is... Read more

Noah, Emma Top Most Popular Baby Names

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The results are in: Emma and Noah top the lists of most popular baby names for 2014. That's the word from the Social Security Administration's annual report on baby names, released every May. Emma is reclaiming the number one spot, a position it held back in 2008. And Noah remains no. 1 for... Read more

Can't Agree on a Name? Ask the Internet

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Nicholas and Kseniya Soukeras have very different visions for their baby's name. His choice? Spyridon, his father's name, and a nod to his Greek heritage. Hers? Michael. So Nicholas is asking the good people of the Internet for help backing his pick at The petition is drafted with the language of a seasoned arbiter, and... Read more

Which Baby Names Really Stand the Test of Time?

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You're well aware of today's popular baby names; every preschool class seems full of Liams and Emmas. On the flip side, you probably haven't met many Mildreds or Herberts under age 70. But which names bridge the gap between timeless and trendy? Using data from the Social Security crunched the numbers. These... Read more

Nate Berkus's Baby Name Perfectly Ushers in Spring

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It's a girl for Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent! The couple welcomed their daughter via surrogate on Wednesday, and based on their name choice, we're hoping this baby will finally welcome in spring as well. "Jeremiah and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, born via surrogate on March 23, 2015,”... Read more