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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 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 »

Want a 'Unique' Baby Name? That'll Be $32K

Company promises personal touch in helping parents

(Newser) - What's in a name? About $32,000 apparently, if you want one that's unique. A new Swiss company called Erfolgswelle offers to create a list of globally unique baby names and pare them down with clients until they pick one, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "We follow... More »

North Korea Made 'Jong Uns' Change Name

Names of leader's father, grandfather also off limits

(Newser) - America is home to 1,513 George Washingtons , but North Korea claims only one "Kim Jong Un." Or has as of roughly January 2011, according to an internal document dated from that month that a South Korean TV station was able to access. Issued in the year before... More »

After 14 Years, 'Jacob' No Longer Top Boy Baby Name

It's replaced by 'Noah,' while 'Sophia' reigns again for girls

(Newser) - Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob's 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular baby name for girls for the third straight year, according to the Social Security Administration's list of the most popular baby... More »

Soleil Moon Frye's 3rd Kid Gets Unusual Name

Names new son Lyric Sonny Roads Goldberg

(Newser) - Soleil Moon Frye (better known to some of you as Punky Brewster) had her third child Monday, and the baby boy's name is just as interesting as you'd expect. "Welcome to the world Lyric Sonny Roads Goldberg!" Frye wrote yesterday on her blog . Frye and husband... More »

Kate Winslet Names New Kid Bear

We guess that is what happens after you marry Ned Rocknroll?

(Newser) - USA Today this weekend reported that "Bear" was the 9th most popular name for male dogs in 2013. It is apparently also a popular Hollywood baby name. Alicia Silverstone's 2-year-old son Bear Blu now has a friend in Bear Winslet, born Dec. 7 . A rep for actress... More »

Now Hot: Giving Your Baby a Duck Dynasty Star's Name

BabyCenter presents the year's top baby names

(Newser) - Think you're soooooo clever naming your baby after a Duck Dynasty star? Think again: Korie and Silas are some of the trendy up-and-comers on BabyCenter's annual baby names survey, along with other pop-culture-inspired names like George (after the royal baby), Kanye (we wish we were joking), and Marnie... More »

Sorry, Judge, Mom Can Name Her Kid 'Messiah'

Ruling is 'obviously ridiculous,' say critics

(Newser) - A Tennessee judge's decision to change a baby's name from Messiah to Martin continues to draw heaps of scorn. The reasoning of magistrate Lu Ann Ballew: “The word Messiah is a title and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person and that... More »

The Latest in Strange Baby Names of the Stars

There were quite a few before North West...

(Newser) - Did Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take the prize for Weirdest Baby Name of All Time when they named their daughter North West? You be the judge: ETOnline rounds up the latest in strange celebrity monikers:
  • Poppy, daughter of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. (Moyer's has a daughter from
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Kim, Kanye Name Baby North ... West

Or Nori for short

(Newser) - Another celebrity baby name enters the history books, and let's just say this one is directional. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their baby girl North West, as in the compass direction, claims TMZ , which reports that's what is listed on the birth certificate. A source tells... More »

Today's Hot Baby Names: King, Major, Messiah

Military, aristocracy titles are the new presidential names

(Newser) - The top baby names for 2012 were a pretty unsurprising bunch: Jacob (taking the No. 1 spot for the 14th consecutive year), Mason, and Ethan for boys; Sophia (for the 2nd year in a row), Emma, and Isabella for girls. More interesting: the fastest rising names, which include Major, Messiah,... More »

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