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Top Baby Names of 2017

America adds even more Jacksons and Sophias

(Newser) - BabyCenter released its list of the 100 most popular baby names of 2017 on Wednesday, and while Sophia and Jackson took the top spots for the eighth and fifth years in row respectively, a few more unique names made big gains, Time reports. This past year, new parents appear... More »

Sweden Rejects Baby Name From Beer-Loving Father

'Pilzner' is a no-go

(Newser) - A Swedish couple is fighting for the right to name their baby Pilzner, and, yes, it's because dad really likes beer. They plan to appeal a decision by the Swedish tax agency Skatteverket, which rejected the name as inappropriate for a child, reports the Local . "I only drink... More »

Family 'Super-Excited' to Welcome Baby Frankenstein

Fla. baby's name is literally Oskar Gary Frankenstein

(Newser) - A Florida couple got an extra treat on Halloween: a baby Frankenstein. Make that Oskar Gary Frankenstein, who made his entrance into the world four days late and after 14 hours of labor on Tuesday at Winter Park Memorial Hospital near Orlando, reports the AP . Parents Kyle and Jessica Frankenstein... More »

Fastest Growing Baby Name Is a Villain

Kylo is shooting up the charts of most popular names

(Newser) - The most popular baby names every year are usually only debatable in whether Emma or Sophia will prove most common, but this year has kind of a fun fact among the fastest growing names: For boys, it's Kylo, presumably after Star Wars baddie Kylo Ren, which shot up from... More »

One Baby Name Took a Huge Dive in Just One Year

Caitlyn, its variants fell out of favor after Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender

(Newser) - Don't call me Caitlyn. A year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender, the popularity of the name Caitlyn plummeted more than any other baby name, according to the Social Security Administration's annual list of the most popular baby names. In fact, the four names that... More »

Saudis Tell Dad He Can't Call Daughter 'Ivanka'

'I pleaded with them to accept the name,' he says

(Newser) - "Ivanka" is not an acceptable baby name in Saudi Arabia, a father was told after trying to give his newborn daughter the same name as President Trump's first daughter. "The civil status department informed me that the name could not be approved because it was foreign,"... More »

Safe in Canada, Refugees Pay Justin Trudeau a Sweet Thanks

Afraa and Muhammad Bilan 'love' Canadian PM for their new life, name son after him

(Newser) - At last count, more than 40,000 Syrian refugees had made Canada their new home since November 2015. Now the Toronto Star reports that two of their number have thanked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his efforts with the ultimate compliment: They named their baby after him. Justin Trudeau Adam... More »

The Name That Ga. Doesn't Want These Parents to Bestow

ACLU files suit on behalf of couple who chose 'noble' last name of 'Allah' for baby

(Newser) - A civil rights group sued Georgia over the state's refusal to allow a couple to officially name their 22-month-old child "Allah." The ACLU of Georgia filed the lawsuit recently in Fulton County Superior Court on behalf of the couple, Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk, the AP reports.... More »

2 Babies and a Shakespearean Coincidence in a SC Hospital

Meet Romeo and Juliet, born hours apart in the same medical center

(Newser) - A diaper by any other name would not smell as sweet to two "star-crossed" babies born earlier this week in a South Carolina hospital. CBS News reports on the birth of little Romeo Hernandez on Sunday at Coastal Carolina Hospital, and as the hospital's newborn photographer, Cassie Clayshulte,... More »

Top 10 'Posh' Baby Names for 2017

Figgy, Power, Fenston, and Yak are just the beginning

(Newser) - Koala, Yellow, Npeter, Quail, Uxorious, Wigbert, Xman, and Scar. These are just a few of the "poshest" baby names for 2017, the Telegraph reports. The list was compiled by fancy-pants British magazine Tatler , which claims that despite seeming "down-right odd" they're the "real deal" and "... More »

10 Most Popular Names for Girls, Boys

Sophia and Jackson take the No. 1 spots for their respective genders

(Newser) - Lots of monikers ending in "a" and "n" top BabyCenter's 2016 list of top baby names , with Sophia taking the top spot for girls, while Jackson ascends to No. 1 for the little guys. Almost 400,000 parents sent in their picks for the year, which People ... More »

Teen Has Made Almost $65K Naming Chinese Babies

Her website idea is strange, but apparently it works

(Newser) - A 16-year-old British girl came up with an odd, but apparently very good, idea: Start a website designed to help Chinese parents choose an English name for their babies. Her specialname.cn asks parents to pay a small fee, input their baby's gender, and choose five personality traits, out... More »

So Many Babies Are Going to Be Named Simone This Year

Thanks to Simone Biles and Simone Manuel

(Newser) - 2016 is the Year of Simone, at least as far as the Olympics and baby names are concerned. NBC News reports Google searches for "Simone baby name" are up 230% in August thanks to the Olympics success of swimmer Simone Manuel and gymnast Simone Biles. Apparently there hasn't... More »

The Top 10 Baby Names Revealed

Noah, Emma are most popular yet again

(Newser) - Ludwig apparently didn't catch on . For the second year in a row, Emma was the most popular baby name for girls in the US in 2015, while Noah extended its streak as the top name for boys for a third year, according to the Social Security Administration. The top... More »

Soccer Fan Tricks Wife, Names Baby After Team

Wife says she found out true inspiration two years later

(Newser) - The fact that a soccer fan named his daughter after his favorite team is maybe not so exceptional. The fact that he managed to hide the inspiration from his wife for two years is. Clare Smith of New South Wales, Australia, wrote to a magazine to confess that she thought... More »

Parents Now Naming Their Babies After Instagram Filters

And yet they laugh at our beautiful baby girl, Friendster

(Newser) - In news sure to provoke heavy sighing and eye-rolling from people who like to complain about kids today: Kids today are now being named after Instagram filters, Us Weekly reports. In fact, Today calls it "one of the hottest baby name trends of 2015." So who are these... More »

Bristol Palin: I Did Not Steal Kristin Cavallari's Baby Name

But there will be a Sailor and a Saylor in this world

(Newser) - Oh, that awkward moment when a fellow reality star gives her baby the same quirky name (although with an even quirkier spelling) you were planning to give your baby. On Monday, The Hills star Kristin Cavallari gave birth to a baby girl she named Saylor James, ETOnline reports. The same... More »

Zooey Deschanel Named Her Baby After an Animal

Say hello to Elsie Otter Pechenik

(Newser) - Zooey Deschanel gave birth to a baby girl months ago , and she's finally revealed the baby's name: Elsie Otter Pechenik. "I love otters. My husband [Jacob Pechenik] really loves otters. She better love otters," Deschanel said on the Today show Tuesday. "We don't know... More »

Kim Really Does Like 'Easton West' for Baby Name

We are not kidding

(Newser) - For those of you who think Kim Kardashian might name her second child "South," get real. "It's not a good direction," Kardashian said on Ellen today, according to E! . "[We] haven't decided on name ... It's definitely not South. Every time someone says... More »

15 Baby Names About to Disappear

Nanette, Waldo on verge of extinction

(Newser) - Parents looking for an old-school baby name the very opposite of trendy might try checking the list of these almost-gone names compiled by Nameberry . All 15 were given to just five kids apiece in 2013, according to the Social Security Administration, and any name below five doesn't register anymore.... More »

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