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    Baby Names
    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
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    Baby Names
    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
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    Baby Names
    Why Emma Has Been The Top Baby Girl Name For Five Years in a Row
    Recently, the Social Security Administration released their list of the most popular names given to babies born in the United States in 2018, and for the fifth year in a row Emma has nabbed the top spot on the list. More: 50 Unique Baby Names You...
    Jacqueline Weiss
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    Baby Names
    The Hottest (and Weirdest) Baby Name Trends for 2018
    There are some hot baby name trends out there, and some really weird ones, too (Kylo? Eleven?). We have our predictions on what's going to take off and what you should probably avoid. The most popular baby names last year were the traditional ...
    Colleen Hughes
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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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    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
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    Popular Names
    Popular Names and their Pros and Cons
    Popular Names and their Pros and Cons Popular names are exactly that—names that are popular or vogue at a specific point in time. These are the trendiest names, and they're the strongest reflection of the naming fashions that are in style at...