Baby Names

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The Most Popular Baby Names For 2012?

WASHINGTON - Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.They're just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the m...
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Should You Avoid Popular Baby Names?

When you pick the names for your babies, do you care if the name made the most recent "most popular baby names" list? Is that a bonus? Is it a detriment? Do you go out of the way to avoid using a name that anyone you have ever known or ever could possibly know could have or sound like, or remind you of?
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Irish Baby Names We Love

Certain baby names are timeless, and what better way to honour tradition than by considering the Irish baby names that have proven themselves for generations. True, it's only recent that Irish baby names have become "hip," but when the novelty wears off, Irish baby names will still maintain an air of distinction.
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The 10 Trendiest Baby Names of 2013

We're almost through the first few months of 2013, so we can officially stop looking back at last year. That being said, there's going to be some big names on the docket for 2013, so here are our picks for the trendiest baby names of this year. Spoiler alert: they're getting classy.
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Top Baby Names In B.C.

Liam and Emma topped the list of the most popular baby names in B.C. in 2011. According to the Vital Statistics Agency, Ethan, Mason, Lucas and Benjamin were the next most popular names for boys. Oth...
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Naming Your Kid Hashtag? Now That's Cruel

Choosing a name for your child can be stressful. But I do wonder what consideration today's parents give on the long-term impact on their child, especially when they choose an obscure name. I am raising this question because I read recently that some parents have named their poor child "Hashtag." I ask you, what sort of name is that for a child?