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The Horror: Influencers Give Girls Similar Odd Names

Baybi, meet Baby

(Newser) - If your pastimes including mocking celebs who saddle their kids with atypical names and Instagram influencers, this is the story for you. It centers around two mommy influencers—or, more specifically, their daughters. All My Friends Are Models blog founder Sasha Benz gave birth nearly three years ago to Baybi...

One Baby Name Is Surging in Different Countries

'Liam' is quite the popular choice globally, though not so much in Ireland

(Newser) - If you've been noticing a bunch of Liams running around, and you're not a current resident of Ireland, you're not the only one. Liam was the top name for baby boys in the US this year, and the Guardian reports that more than 20,000 babies here...

10 Most Popular Baby Names

Congrats, Liam and Olivia

(Newser) - The Social Security Administration is out with the most popular baby names of 2019, based on census results. The winners—or losers, if parents were emphasizing originality— were Liam and Olivia in their respective categories. The top 10 for girls:
  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Charlotte
  7. Amelia
  8. Mia
  9. Harper
  10. Evelyn
...

Here, 'Turbulent' Times Spur Traditional Baby Names

Mabel is big in the UK right now, but there are also lots of Kylos throughout England and Wales

(Newser) - English parents are putting tradition over trends when it comes to baby names, in what one pundit sees as a response to "turbulent" times, per the BBC . Mabel has entered the list of the 100 most popular baby names for girls in England and Wales in 2019, as reported...

Uh, Little Issue With Naming Your Kid 'X Æ A-12'

It might not be totally, what's it called, legal

(Newser) - Elon, about that baby name. "X Æ A-12" isn't just odd—it might be against the law. CBS News reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and singer Grimes may have violated California law with that zinger of a name. The California Department of Public Health Vital Records Handbook...

Musk, Grimes Seem to Disagree on How to Say Baby's Name

Symbols are hard

(Newser) - Elon Musk and Grimes have already explained what their baby boy's name means—but the pronunciation of it seems to still be a sticking point with the new parents. People reports that Musk appeared on Joe Rogan's podcast Thursday, and the Tesla/SpaceX CEO was all too happy to...

Wonder No More About Meaning of Baby Musk's Name

Tesla CEO's girlfriend Grimes explains what X Æ A-12 stands for

(Newser) - It's not clear where the happy family of three is going to live long term yet, but Elon Musk, girlfriend Grimes, and little X Æ A-12 Musk will soon be settling in at home together. And it looks like the curious won't have to wonder any longer what...

Name of Elon Musk's Baby: A Joke or a Code?

Twitter users doing their best to decipher 'X Æ A-12'

(Newser) - And you thought North West was a weird name. Elon Musk and Grimes, who welcomed a baby boy on Monday, may have topped all other celebrities in the unique name game. In response to a tweet asking for the boy's name, Musk responded , "X Æ A-12 Musk."...

Parents Name Their Baby Google, Get Google Swag

Including, of course, a Google onesie

(Newser) - A baby born in November on the Indonesian island of Java was named Google, and after the story went viral, the Indonesian branch of the tech giant recently sent the family a bag of Google swag, Asia One reports. "Google Indonesia called us," the baby boy's mom...

Game of Thrones Names Are Getting More Popular

Lots of babies were named Arya last year

(Newser) - If you named your baby after a certain Game of Thrones character, you might be wondering how hard it is to get a legal name change after last night's episode of the HBO series. And there's a decent chance someone reading this did give their baby that name,...

Most Popular Baby Names for Boys, Girls

Liam and Emma are No. 1. But look out for Meghan

(Newser) - Emma and Liam rule the roost, again. The Social Security Administration is out with the most popular baby names for 2018, and those two remained at the top of their respective lists. Maybe the most interesting nugget is that the fastest-rising girl's name is Meghan, which climbed 701 spots...

Here Are the 10 Most Popular Baby Names of the Year

Sophia, Jackson still rule

(Newser) - People continue to really enjoy naming their kids Sophia and Jackson. The names sit atop the list of most popular baby names for the ninth and sixth consecutive years, respectively. The names Logan and Zoe did not fare so well, having been pushed out of the top 10 in 2018...

New Parents Apparently Like First Lady's Name

'Melania' is rising quickly in popularity

(Newser) - "Emma" may be the top name among baby girls in the US, but the first lady seems to have given "Melania" a real surge. In the annual rankings put out by the Social Security Administration Friday, "Melania" showed the fifth-best rise in girls' names from the previous...

Top 6 Names for Baby Girls in 2017 All End in 'A'

Emma took the No. 1 spot, while Liam was the top pick for baby boys

(Newser) - Emma and Liam were the most frequently chosen baby names for 2017. For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl's name, according to the annual list of the most popular baby names released by the Social Security Administration on Friday, the AP reports. Liam pushed...

Royal Baby's Name 'Confounds Expectations'

Meet Louis Arthur Charles, aka 'His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge'

(Newser) - George, Charlotte, and … Louis. A name has finally been bestowed upon the youngest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, reports People , ending four days of suspense since the baby's birth on whether the couple would go traditional or adventurous. Louis Arthur Charles is the boy's full...

10 Most Gender-Neutral Baby Names in America

And you thought 'Charlie' was a boy's name

(Newser) - Coming up with a baby name is no easy feat, with sound, meaning, and nicknames to consider. Coming up with two, a boy and a girl name in cases where the baby's gender isn't known, is even harder. Luckily, soon-to-be parents can avoid this. Gender-neutral baby names are...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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