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A Most Amazing Trend: The Rise of Boy's Names Ending in "N" from 1960 to 2012

I just read an article on Baby Center by Stacie Lewis which revealed an amazing statistic. She claims that 36% of boys’ names end in the letter “n.” This came to the attention of several people in the year 2009 because Robert T. 135 more words

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"Every Generation's Baby Names Are the Refuse of Terrible Literature"

After spending almost a week in California (and not writing any new blog posts), I decided to get back to work and write some new posts. 311 more words

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Mike Myers’ Baby Daughter Was Born on Friday, So He Named Her Sunday Molly.

I’m not the best-informed guy when it comes to Hollywood gossip. Truth is, I haven’t seen a photo of Mike Meyers since he was cracking me up in “Wayne’s World” and then he starred as Austin Powers, back in the 90s.  113 more words

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Surprise: Game of Thrones Fans are Naming Daughters Daenerys and Khaleesi (as Well as Arya)

It’s no surprise that Game of Thrones fans are making Arya a fast-rising name. Last year more than 700 Throne’s fans gave that name to their own daughters in 2012, … 227 more words

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Dear Bruce: Do You Often Hear "It's in the Bible" as a Justification for an Awful Name?

Dear Bruce,

Do you often hear “It’s in the Bible” as a justification for an awful name? A relative of mine named a daughter Tierza Joy. 425 more words

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Drew Magary Proves that American Baby Names Are Getting Even Worse

Here’s a small sample of names Drew Magary found in a recent issue of Parents magazine. Readers were asked what they would name their next baby boy or girl. 455 more words

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An Open Letter to ebabynames.com About The Most Bizarre Name, Zzyzx

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for writing me about Zzyzx. I think the research you collected about the “most bizarre” name was interesting from the standpoint of using bizarre names to gain attention for your website. 565 more words

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