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The top names for newborns in the U.S. last year were Noah and Emma, followed by Liam and Olivia. Third on the list were Mason and Sophia.
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May 8, 2015 New arrivals in the top 10 include James and Charlotte, the Social Security Administration says.
Carl Abramson, Kim Sarubbi and their three children.
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September 15, 2014 A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.
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Noah was the most popular name for new baby boys in the U.S. last year, the Social Security Administration says. Noah's biblical namesake is also featured in a film starring Russell Crowe.
May 9, 2014 After 54 years of dominance, Jacob and Mark were overcome by Noah as the most popular name for baby boys in the U.S. Sophia was the top pick for girls.
Kids, is there a right way to find the right name for them?
February 24, 2014 There's a time and place for evidence-based decision making. For commentator Tania Lombrozo, naming her babies wasn't it.
August 12, 2013 A Tennessee judge has ordered a baby's name to be changed from Messiah to Martin, after the boy's parents went to court to fight over their son's last name. The boy's mother says she was shocked by the decision, and that she'll appeal the order to rename her baby.
Stumped on what to call the baby? Some places give you more time to decide than others.
July 25, 2013 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge broke with recent tradition with their quick announcement of Prince George's name. That got us wondering just how long parents have to name a new bundle of joy.
May 10, 2013 For the 14th year, Jacob was the most popular name for boys born in the U.S. Sophia topped the girls' list for the second straight year. Some other names are rising fast: Elizabeth, Liam, Arya and Major are among them.
January 4, 2013 For 15 years, an Icelandic teenager has been called her given name, Blaer Bjarkardottir, by everyone except government employees and other officials. That's because "Blaer" (reportedly Icelandic for "light breeze") isn't on a list of government-approved names for girls.
The percentage of newborns given the trendiest names is much smaller than it was a generation ago.
May 14, 2012 There's a real difference in the type of names people give their children in red states as opposed to blue states. It's the opposite of what you might expect.
May 14, 2012 Jacob remains the most popular name for boys born in the U.S., as it has been since 1999. Meanwhile, there's good news for fans of the King: Elvis is back in the top 1,000.
May 6, 2011 Since 1955, the King's name had been among the 1,000 most popular baby names each year. No longer. And for the second year in a row, Twillight's Jacob and Isabella rule as No. 1s.
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