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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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    Names for Multiples
    12 of Our Favorite Name Pairings for Twins
    Thinking of one name is hard — thinking of two can seem impossible! See if any of your current choices are on our list of favorite name pairings for twins, and don't forget to visit our NameLab for more baby name ideas. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Week 22 of Pregnancy
    You are 21 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayIn this 3D scan the baby's skin looks quite lumpy in parts. This isn't really the case. If the baby suddenly moves during a scan, the image can have difficulty "keeping up" and creates this unusual effect. ...
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    Choosing a Name
    Which Name Gets Your Vote? Top 12 U.S. President-Inspired Baby Names
    No matter your political persuasion, you must admit that some U.S. presidents' names happen to make very cool baby names — for both boys and girls. Check out our list of the best president-inspired baby names, from Kennedy to Theodore, and see ...
    Erin Dower
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    Choosing a Name
    Bloomin' Baby Names: Top 12 Flower-Inspired Names for Girls
    While celebrities like Meg Ryan and Ben Affleck have recently popularized naming babies after blooms, it's far from a new trend. Some flower-inspired baby names date back hundreds of years, and they seem to have staying power due to their natural...
    Erin Dower
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    Popular Names
    Baby Name Trends for 2015
    Baby name trends are always evolving. What names will be popular for babies born in 2015? Here are some of our guesses. And remember, you can always visit the FamilyEducation NameLab for more baby name fun and Pregnancy Day by Day for resources f...
    Erin Dower
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 21 weeks and 2 days
    Week 22 of Pregnancy
    You are 21 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe next three months are a time of particularly rapid growth for your baby. Cells are dividing, expanding, and maturing in every part of her body. The placenta too is growing and maturing, but this is far less important than your ...
  • School and Learning
    U.S. States
    State Nicknames Quiz
    Test your knowledge of state nicknames with this fun quiz! ...
    John Gettings
  • School and Learning
    Little Women Quiz: Names
    Test your knowledge on the character's names in the book Little Women with this quiz. ...
    Shmuel Ross
  • Pregnancy
    Baby Naming Style
    What's Your Baby Naming Style?
    When you pick a name for your baby, what kind of name are you likely to choose? Do you lean towards the classic, or push for the outrageous? Discover the truth about your baby naming style with this quiz. ...
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    Religious Names
    Old Testament Girls' Names
    Like Old Testament boys' names, names for girls often take their meaning from the Biblical person's place of birth, a physical characteristic or other personal qualities. Start to imagine what qualities you would value most in a child and see i...
  • Family Life
    History of Names
    Quiz: Name Trivia
    What's in a name? Find out by taking our trivia quiz. Learn all about the art of the alias, the history of a handle, and the making of a moniker. ...
  • Pregnancy
    Baby Name Quizzes
    Baby Name Quiz
    Deciding what to name your baby can be a hard decision. Find out how much you know about the meaning of names with this baby name quiz. ...
  • Pregnancy
    Name Meanings
    What's in a Name?
    Where'd you get your name? Take our quiz and learn how parents in different cultures name their kids. ...
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    Baby Names
    50 Unique Baby Names You've Never Heard Of
    When it’s time to pick out a baby name, it’s beginning to feel like you’ve heard them all. There’s a reason certain names, like Sophie or Emma are considered popular — because there are so many people with those names. Obviously there ...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • Pregnancy
    Celebrity Baby Names
    Celebrity Baby Names
    Celebrity Baby NamesThe interesting, odd, and downright crazy names celebrities give their children. For a searchable list of celebrity baby names, visit our NameLab.Compiled by Erin Teare MartinCelebrityOccupationBaby Name(s)Gillian Anderson / ...
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    Religious Names
    Virtue Names and Their Meanings
    Virtue Names and Their Meanings Most virtue names are based on common etymological elements found in the language from which they derive. If you know what these elements are, they'll point you to names with the meanings you seek. Virtue names, o...
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    Religious Names
    The History of Virtue Names
    The History of Virtue Names Alphabet Soup Teutonic, or Germanic, refers to the ancient people and languages of northern Europe. Among these languages are Old High German, the ancestor of modern German; Old Franconian which evolved into Dutch; ...