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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...

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...

Wearing shorts

Rarely do I wear long pants -- it's mostly only when all my shorts are in the laundry. I much prefer the freedom and openness of less clothing and wear as little as possible. For me, that means shorts and a t-shirt, or perhaps a polo shirt to dress...

Wives initiate two thirds of US divorces, and other interesting tidbits

In her very popular Washington Post blog, Leslie Morgan Steiner ponders some very interesting facts in a recent American study on US marriages. Unsurprisingly (to me, anyway), the happiest marriages in the country are those where the wife works and...

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