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Baby name trends we'd like to see in 2015

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We've made our predictions for what baby name trends are in (and out) for 2015. 


Japanese baby names for boys and girls

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The island nation of Japan has a long and brilliant history -- and a slew of super cute baby names to boot. If you originally hail from Japan, are adopting a Japanese baby or just love names like Haro and Mori, read on!


Names people give to their cars

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I thought it was weird that my sister named her car Calliope, but apparently the practice of naming vehicles is not uncommon. The Automobile Association reports that four out of 10 drivers name their cars. More women than men do so (50 percent vs. 33 percent), and the trend is definitely more popular among the younger set (70 percent of drivers aged 18-24 vs. 30 percent of drivers over 65). So what, exactly, are these car names?


Best names for January babies

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Will you kick off the New Year with a new baby? January babies are so special and deserve an extra-special baby name. And we have just the inspiration for you!


Top baby names in Australia

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Ever wonder how baby names in America differ from those down under? Take a look at 2014's most popular names for boys and girls in Australia (and how those names rank in the U.S.).


Baby names to avoid: The biggest scandals of 2014

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Even the most beloved baby names can become tainted by public scandals. You looked forward to naming your son Bill or William…  and then the Bill Cosby rumors surface. Or you fell in love with the name June but Mama June Shannon decides to start dating a man who molested her daughter. Were any of your potential baby names affected by one of 2014's top scandals?


17 Baby names that are banned around the world

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When it comes to baby names, anything goes, right? Not necessarily. Some countries have actually banned certain words from being used as names. When you see these names, your question won't be, "Why have these names been banned?" but rather, "Why would anyone ever want to give such a name to a child?"


Forbidden baby names

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Thanks to the Bible, history and pop culture, there are some baby names that should not make your short list. While you might really like the way a name sounds or just want to protest the forbidden status of a name, it's not fair to your child to saddle him with one of these unwelcome monikers.


Four-letter names for baby girls

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Names like Noah and Ezra top the charts for baby boys, but what about four-letter names for baby girls? We checked out the Social Security Administration's top 500 names for baby girls and did the math on just how common they are.


Literary surnames as baby names

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If you want to give your baby a literary name, poking around in the surnames just makes good sense — that's how everyone knows the authors. Literary baby names, like Harper, have flown up the charts in recent years, as have first names based on surnames. Let these fads do double duty as we examine the best names in 20th century literature.


City-inspired names from across the U.S.

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Where did you grow up? Meet your partner? Go to college? Visit your grandparents' farm? City names from our pasts can bring us to the next stop on our journey — welcoming our babies into the world.

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