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Welcome Tenley, Harper, Castiel and Bentley: The Hottest Baby Names of 2010

With half of the year behind us, it's time to check in with our friends at BabyNameWizard.com for a baby name trend report. We know that Jacob and Isabella are the reigning king and queen of American baby names. But what's coming up next? To answe...

Most Popular Baby Names of 2009: Jacob & Isabella

The U.S. government has announced the nation's most popular baby names. America, here's your Top 10: Boys: 1. Jacob 2. Ethan 3. Michael 4. Alexander 5. William 6. Joshua 7. Daniel 8. Jayden 9. Noah 10 Anthony Girls: 1. Isabella 2....

Think You Know Baby Name Trends?

Last week I gave you BabyNameWizard.com's forecast of the hottest rising baby names of 2009. But do you know what's hot right now? BNW's annual "Baby Name Pool" lets you match your sense of name style against readers from across the country. The...

Trend Report: The Hottest Baby Names of 2010

Baby name trends change faster today than ever before. Just a few years ago, a name like Ava was a refreshing surprise. Now it's a top five hit. What's up next? To find out, I've asked my friends at BabyNameWizard.com for an exclusive peek into the...

How Can I Avoid Giving My Baby a Name That Will Get Too Trendy?

Dear Name Lady: We have a very common last name, so we don't want to choose a name for our baby girl that is too common. We've ruled out the current top 25 names. But there are a lot of names that we like (e.g., Annabelle and Eva) that are in th...

Jacob and Emma Deja Vu?

Are you hearing this morning that Emma and Jacob are now the top baby names in America? Do you get the funny feeling you've heard that somewhere before? It's not your imagination. The Social Security Administration announced the most popular names o...

The Fastest Rising Baby Names of the Year

The new national baby name rankings were revealed on Friday, with Jacob remaining #1 for boys and Emma taking over the top spot for girls. But if you really want to know what's going on with American names, you have to look past the top 10 to the mov...

Embarassing Names May Lead to a Life of Crime

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz aren't the only celebrity parents who gave into the temptation to name their precious newborn something cute, trendy and unusual. Bronx Mowgli, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, and Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne wi...

Baby Names, Bratz Dolls, and the Perfect Holiday Card - Links we Love

Absolutely must commit commerce with your child in tow? Here are five tips to save your sanity. How do you Christmas shop without your kids catching one? -- AlphaMom Most popular baby girl's name Emma holds on to her #1 slot for yet another year. ...

Britney dropping in popularity as a baby name

It may only be coincidence, but as Britney Spears rose in popularity from bubblegum princess to queen of pop, so did the popularity of the baby name "Britney." In the early 90s, it enjoyed top 10 status, even reaching a respectable number four. Even ...

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