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  • 50 dark girl names for babies
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    50 Dark But Beautiful Names for Baby Girls
    Trying to find a name for a baby girl can be incredibly hard. There are so many options! One way to narrow down your choices is to hone in on an interest. If you like all things witchy, dark, and maybe a little Gothic, this is certainly the list ...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • 50 baby names with a tropical island vibe
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    50 Tropical Island Baby Names
    Soft, white sand. Warm, crystal blue waters. Upbeat reggae with inviting aromas of coconut and sunscreen. If this imagery appeals to your senses, you’ve undeniably been kissed by the island gods themselves. Whether your island beat sways to th...
    Miranda Altice
  • The ultimate guide to choosing a middle name for your baby
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    The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Middle Name
    When it comes to choosing baby names, deciding on a middle name can be an exciting challenge. You can use a middle name for so many purposes. The first thing to consider is your intention behind choosing a baby name that includes a middle name. I...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • the best magical boys
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    25 Magical Boy Names to Inspire Your Search
    Do you believe in magic? Draw inspiration from pop culture and all things mystical with these names for your baby boy. These mythical monikers are perfectly enchanting for your little one, because let’s face it: babies are pure magic. More: 25...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • most popular viking names for babies
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    The Most Popular Viking Names to Inspire Your Search
    Vikings have always been a genuinely fascinating culture. These Scandinavian seafarers are notorious for their worldly raids, longships, battle cries, and fierce women. Although the origin of the word Viking is still debated amongst scholars, man...
    Miranda Altice
  • adorable infant wearing dragon costume
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    25 Dragon Names to Inspire Your Baby Name Search
    Dragons are nothing if not fascinating. These scaly creatures, often with wings, have the ability to breathe fire and are utter magic. Sometimes they’re used for good and sometimes for evil. In English mythology, they’re usually the monsters,...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
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    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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    25 Celestial Names for Baby
    Draw your inspiration from what’s above for your baby. Like astrological names, celestial names are inspired by the stars, and are the perfect trendy option for your out-of-this-world little one. More: 75 Modern Names for Babies Baby Girl Nam...
    Jacqueline Weiss
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    75 Modern Names for Babies
    Naming your child can be very exciting. There are so many things to consider when searching for a name for your future baby like origin, meaning, uniqueness, and popularity.  More: These Were the Top Baby Names and Trends of 2019 If you want t...
    Brittany McCabe
  • Mother tenderly holding newborn baby girl with popular 2019 baby name
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    These Were the Top Baby Names and Trends of 2019
    It’s hard to believe 2019 is over. Now that the year is over, we can see it was quite a year for baby names. According to the Social Security Administration’s list, which they’ve kept since 1879, Liam and Emma are the most popular baby name...
    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...
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  • smiling baby laying on bed surrounded by strawberry-themed blanket and pillow
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    75 Inspirational Names for Babies
    Choosing a baby name allows you to imbue your child’s life with both inspiration and meaning. An inspirational baby name can be a permanent reminder to both your family and your child that life is filled with potential and many ways to contribu...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • newborn baby in hospital
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    How to Choose a Last Name for Baby
    As you prepare for the arrival of your new baby, one of the most important questions to ponder often revolves around what your baby’s name should be. A name can represent so much including where your family has come from and what you want the f...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • mom and dad looking at newborn, considering changing baby
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    What If I Want to Change My Baby's Name?
    If you’re starting to regret the name you chose for your newborn, you can definitely change it. In many cases, the name change procedure is extremely straightforward. But as long as both parents agree to the change, it’s completely doable.  ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Religious Names
    Old Testament Boys' Names
    Old Testament Boys' Names Of the many names included in the Old Testament of the Bible, these are the ones that have found the most favor over the years: Name Dropping Are there any biblical names in today's name pool that should be avoided? N...
  • baby name traditions from around the world
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    10 Fascinating Baby Name Traditions From Around The World
    Naming your baby is a huge decision, and one you’ll likely put a great deal of thought into. If nothing is sounding just right and you’re on the hunt for inspiration, turn to these baby name traditions and practices from cultures around the w...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Successful baby doing algebra on hallway wall
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    Successful Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide
    As parents, all we want for our kids is to grow up and be happy and successful. There’s no solid way to ensure both, or else we’d all have it. But there certainly are ways that we can set them up for success by nudging them in the right direc...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • mom and baby in fall weather
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    21 Fall-Inspired Baby Names
    Fall inspired baby names are often based around lots of trees and flowers. Nature always plays a big part in seasonal names, but many fall names kick it up a notch. Because of this, you have a lot more options for gender swapping. A name like Bir...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz