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    Baby Names
    How to Use Your Maiden Name When Choosing a Baby Name
    If you’re attached to your birth surname, want to honor your own father or mother, or simply aren’t ready to “let it go”, consider incorporating your maiden name into your baby’s name, somehow. More: When Should You Reveal Or Announce ...
    Rachel Sokol
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    Baby Names
    When Should You Reveal Or Announce Your Baby Name?
    I didn’t tell anyone my daughters’ names while I was pregnant with them. The truth is, I didn’t quite know what they’d be ahead of time. I wanted to wait and meet the babies first. Naming a human is a huge responsibility — one that I d...
    Erin Ollila
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    Middle Names
    5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Skip the Middle Name
    When I had my kids, picking out a first name was hard enough. Conversations with my husband went something like this: Me: "I like Mia." Hubby: "Nope. Ex-girlfriend. How about Anna?" Me: "Nope. Girl I hated in high school." Once we finally la...
    Laurie Mega
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    Baby Names
    10 Baby Names Inspired By The Holiday Season
    ‘Tis the season to be jolly! If you love the holidays, then there are many ways you can express that love throughout the year. One of the least obvious ways is giving your baby a name that is inspired by the holiday season. A holiday inspired ...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
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    Baby Names
    The Top Baby Name Trends You Can Expect To See in 2019
    Choosing a name for your baby is a big decision, not only for the parent, but for your child, too! And every year, there are a slew of new names that become popular based on a variety of trends, celebrities, royal family members, and even food! ...
    Jacqueline Weiss
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    Baby Names
    Our Top 10 Predictions For The Royal Baby Name
    What’s in a name? Well, when you’re a British Royal, a lot actually. And when you’re seventh in line for the throne, well, the pressure is on a little. In October, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, announced...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
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    Printable List of Top 100 Baby Names for Girls
    A printable PDF version of our current top 100 baby names for girls in the U.S. from the Social Security Administration. Click on each name to see its meaning, and check off the heart next to the names you like (assign one column of hearts to eac...
    erin.dower@pearson.com
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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  • 6 Beachy Baby Names
    Baby Names
    6 Beachy Names for Your Summer Baby
    If you're having a summer baby, and you love the beach, why not give your baby a beachy, summer baby name? We dug through hundreds of fun-and-sun-related names and came up with our six favorite! If you're looking for more name inspiration, check ...
  • 6 Beachy Baby Names
    Baby Names
    6 Beachy Names for Your Summer Baby
    Looking for the perfect name for your summer baby? If you love the beach, we have six names that are perfect! If you're looking for more name inspiration, check out our complete baby names section! ...
    Erin Ollila
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    6 Baby Names That Mean Love for Your Littlest Valentine
    Check out our list of baby names that mean love, and make sure to tell us which name is your favorite for your Valentine's Day baby! ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Baby Names
    15 Unique Disney Baby Names
    Picking out a baby name that’s a little different is always a challenge. There are so many sources of inspiration out there, and there is a huge one right at the end of our noses. Disney! When looking into the Disney universe, it’s easy to g...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
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    Choosing a Name
    10 Holiday-Themed Baby Names That Mean Joyful and Bright
    Check out our favorite holiday-inspired baby names that mean joyful and bright. Which is your favorite for your Christmas baby? ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Popular Names
    Names that Ruled the Century: #1 Baby Names of the Last 100 Years
    Before baby names became quite so trendy, parents chose classic names that were en vogue for long stretches of time. Take a look back at the #1 baby girl and boy names from the late 1800s on in the U.S. You may be surprised to learn how long some...
    Erin Dower
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    Birth Plan
    11 Important Decisions to Make During Pregnancy
    Decisions, decisions! Once the exciting news of your pregnancy sets in, it's time to sit down and consider some important questions about everything from your birth plan to your baby's name. Take a step-by-step look at some of the decisions facin...
    Erin Dower
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    Choosing a Name
    Ethnic Variations of Names
    Ethnic Variations of Names Many names in common use in the U.S. today can be linked to a foreign heritage merely by using the form of the name that relates to a specific country. While this approach doesn't work for every name, you'll find that ...
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  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Printable List of Top 100 Names for Boys
    Print or save this version of our current top 100 baby names for boys list in the U.S. from the Social Security Administration. Click on each name to see its meaning, and check off the heart next to the names you like (assign one column of hearts...
    erin.dower@pearson.com