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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 iPetitions.com. 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 AdministrationFiveThirtyEight.com 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

Vin Diesel's Baby Name Pays Tribute to Paul Walker

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It's been a week since we learned that Vin Diesel welcomed his third child with longterm girlfriend Paloma Jiménez. But we're just discovering the touching tribute behind the baby girl's name. "I named her Pauline," Diesel, star of Furious 7, told TODAY's Natalie Morales. The name honors Diesel's late friend and Fast and the Furious... Read more

Ryan Reynolds Explains Why Baby James's Name Was Kept a Secret

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Now that their daughter is nearly three months old, we can finally confirm that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named her James. Reynolds sat down with the TODAY Show's Willie Geist to tell us what we already knew: "It's James. Everyone knows… I didn't want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media. Because as... Read more

Celebrate Your Name with 3 Easy Crafts

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It's Celebrate Your Name Week! And what better way to celebrate than with a few easy name crafts? 1. Family Name Book   Using a 4" x 6" photo book, create a booklet with each family member's name, placing a corresponding photo on the back of the previous page. Quiz your toddler on... Read more

Top 10 Presidential Baby Names

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Are you and your partner history buffs? Why not give your baby a distinguished -- and decidedly presidential -- baby name? Check out our favorite presidential baby names, then place your vote! Just be sure you can set your baby's nursery mobile to "Hail to the Chief" instead of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." Read more

Romance-Inspired Baby Names We Love

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Whether you're getting ready to welcome baby in the world, preparing for a hot, steamy night of baby making, or planning for a night full of fondue with your partner and your baby bump, this list of beautiful, love-inspired names pulled straight from Cupid's closet will help you commemorate this holiday. We've got a name for... Read more

Would You Pay Thousands for a Unique Baby Name?

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What's in a name? A unique identity worth $31,000? Probably not. But Marc Hauser is trying to convince you otherwise. Hauser is the CEO of Erfolgswelle, a Swiss firm that generates unique baby names. And this isn't an automated, randomized or arbitrary process; a team of 14 experts, 12 translators, four historians and two... Read more

A State-by-State Look at the First Baby Names of 2015

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The results are in! Name Candy has released its annual list of the first babies of 2015, state-by-state. Which names were the first to make a New Year debut? Very few from the top ten national list, but quite a few beginning with the letter C. But then again, who's to... Read more