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06

Jun

Baby names reveal parents’ political ideologyCollege-educated moms and dads in the most liberal neighborhoods were twice as likely to give their kids an uncommon name.

Baby names reveal parents’ political ideology
College-educated moms and dads in the most liberal neighborhoods were twice as likely to give their kids an uncommon name.

12

Nov

Planet baby name book to raise science fundsA start-up hoping to liven up planet names has launched a project to create a Baby Planet Name Book full of more colorful suggestions.

Planet baby name book to raise science funds
A start-up hoping to liven up planet names has launched a project to create a Baby Planet Name Book full of more colorful suggestions.

23

Mar

Baby-name regret is on the rise, expert saysHaving more options increases anxiety and second-guessing, researchers say.

Baby-name regret is on the rise, expert says
Having more options increases anxiety and second-guessing, researchers say.

06

Jan

Baby name trends for 2012 — firearms?One growing trend is the use of firearms-inspired names like Colt, Remington and Gauge. This trend may be in part because parents are looking for strong, macho-sounding names for boys as more boy names get used for girls. But there are likely cultural reasons, too. "You don’t name children after something you don’t value," says Laura Wattenberg, a statistician and baby-name expert. "So just as you had children named Grace and Pearl in the last generation, if your children are named Luger and Beretta today, that has to say something about your values."

Baby name trends for 2012 — firearms?
One growing trend is the use of firearms-inspired names like Colt, Remington and Gauge. This trend may be in part because parents are looking for strong, macho-sounding names for boys as more boy names get used for girls. But there are likely cultural reasons, too.
 
"You don’t name children after something you don’t value," says Laura Wattenberg, a statistician and baby-name expert. "So just as you had children named Grace and Pearl in the last generation, if your children are named Luger and Beretta today, that has to say something about your values."

17

May

Inspired by Facebook, Israeli couple name their baby ‘Like’They lifted the name from the popular feature that allows Facebook users to give the thumbs-up to comments, links and pictures posted by other users.

Inspired by Facebook, Israeli couple name their baby ‘Like’
They lifted the name from the popular feature that allows Facebook users to give the thumbs-up to comments, links and pictures posted by other users.

06

May

Reality TV drives popular baby names of 2010The list of the most popular baby names in America in 2010 was just unveiled by the Social Security Administration. Isabella and Jacob top the list.

Reality TV drives popular baby names of 2010
The list of the most popular baby names in America in 2010 was just unveiled by the Social Security Administration. Isabella and Jacob top the list.

01

May

The most hated baby names in AmericaDon’t name her Nevaeh, Kaitlyn or Madison.

The most hated baby names in America
Don’t name her Nevaeh, Kaitlyn or Madison.

25

Feb

Babies in frontier states have more unusual namesYounger states and countries provide more unique names for babies, perhaps stemming from a traditional of individualism.

Babies in frontier states have more unusual names
Younger states and countries provide more unique names for babies, perhaps stemming from a traditional of individualism.