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Pippa Gaining Ground on Top Baby Name List in 2011

Pippa Middleton. Credit: Getty Images
She's been capturing headlines all over the globe since her famous sister Kate became British royalty, and now Pippa Middleton is sparking a baby naming trend, too.
Reuters reports the baby name...
Parents are saying "Pip, Pip, hooray" over Pippa as a baby name.

Wanna Name Your Baby Lucifer? New Zealand Says Hell, No

Credit: Getty Images It's OK for Kate Hudson to name her baby Bing. If Alicia Silverstone decides Bear Blu is the perfect name for her boy? Fine. But if you live in New Zealand and you decide Lucifer is the perfect moniker for your lit...The country also likely to deny Messiah, General and keyboard shortcuts.

Jennie Finch Names Son Diesel Dean Daigle

Jennie Finch welcomed another baby boy, Diesel Dean Daigle, on June 19th. Credit: AP When softball phenom named her first son Ace, we got it. She is a pitching ace, after all. But when she announced her second son would be called Diese...The softball pitcher's son will join big brother Ace.

Facebook Button Inspires Dad to Name His Daughter 'Like'

Dad names his daughter "Like" after the Facebook button. Credit: Toby Talbot, AP
Go ahead and give celebs like Alicia Silverstone and Mariah Carey a break for naming their babies Bear Blu, Moroccan and Monroe.
Those names are downri...
Israeli parents say the name is "modern and innovative."

Need a Celeb Baby Name? Gary Busey Can Deliver

Isabella? So common. Jacob? Snoozeville. It's basically a requirement for celebrities to give their babies bizarre names. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon recently named their twins Moroccan and Monroe. Alicia Silverstone went with Bear Blu for he...Forget Moroccan and Monroe. The new hot name: Papaya Aquarium.

Baby Naming Trends in 2010 Set by 'Teen Mom' Stars

"Teen Mom" star Maci inspires top baby naming trends. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images The top baby names list for 2010 was announced this morning on "Today" by the Social Security Administration, and many of the chart-toppers com...The 2010 baby name list was revealed. Drum roll, please.

How to Choose a Great Middle Name

No sooner had we declared the death of such old-style middle names as Ann, John and Marie -- mere connective tissue between the first name and the last -- than we started seeing the rise of a whole new generation of undistinguished middle names. T...Don't stick your baby with a bland, boring middle name.

Wildest Wildflower Baby Names for Spring

With the coming of spring, many prospective parents' fancies turn to thoughts of flower baby name possibilities. What's new and interesting right now is that they're moving beyond the popular common garden varieties like Lily and Daisy, the ubiquitou...April showers bring May flowers -- and floral-sounding baby names.

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Newbie Baby Namers Make

There are few things more thrilling in life than having your first baby. But newbie baby namers are prone to making some mistakes that more experienced name choosers are able to avoid. If you're choosing a baby name for the first time, don't make ...Naming your first child? The rules may have changed since you were a kid.

Nostalgic 'Nickname' Names Make a Comeback

The Brits are often a little ahead of us when it comes to baby name trends, and they were the first to start reviving old-fashioned, Victorian-era "nickname" names, especially for girls. On the current British popularity list of girls' names, for ...These names haven't been heard in generations.

Baby Names That Will Make Your Child an 'A' Student

Watch A Related Video to This Article Want your newborn to pursue a path to Harvard? Hoping to set her up for a school career of top grades and academic success? Then forget the in utero symphonies and infant flash cards and give her a name that...Want your child to earn straights As? Give her a name that starts with that letter.

Irish Names for Modern Babies

Lots of Americans have Irish grandmothers named Bridget and Grandpa Patricks, moms named Eileen or Kathleen, uncles or dads called Sean. But now, in time for St. Patrick's Day, there's a new generation of Irish names. With deep Gaelic roots, these...Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, here's a new generation of Irish names.

Am I Too Young to Change My Name?

I'm a boy, and my dad thought Karmen was a boy's name when I was born. Now I'm called Karmen in all my official statements, school records etc. I really hate it and I get bullied for it. I'm 16. Can I change my name? How? - Karmen In the U.S., ...You've run into an ugly truth about names in America: Gender matters. A lot.

What Baby Names Say About the Parents

A baby's name says a lot about the parents' values and tastes. Credit: Getty Images The name parents give to their newborn baby says more about them than it does about their child. A name communicates a wealth of social information, inc...The name parents give to their newborn baby says more about them than it does about their child.

My Daughter's Name Matches Her Birthday!

Our favorite girl's name, the only one we can agree on, is June. We picked it before we got pregnant and now we are due in June! Is it too tacky to name your child after the month she is born in? - June Mom I've received questions like this man...June is a classic. October or November? Now, those might be weird.

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