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Barely Used Girl Names: Marcella, Calista & Isadora [Part Six]
Let's explore another ten female names that are more on the unusual side. If you are tired of the same popular names that you hear on every 4th child you meet, here are ideas that are much less common these days. Some may have been common in the past, but f...
If you had to pick one of these barely-used names, which would it be?
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Unusual But Real Names from Colonial America
Ah yes, the Puritans. They were around when America was just gaining an origin story. People tend to have Colonial America on their mind around Thanksgiving time. They like to discuss the Puritans and the Pilgrims, so why not take another look at some of th...
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Names Ending with the Letters "-hy"
This series takes a closer look at a very limited set of names. If you're searching for a particular sound or spelling at the end of the name, this series may be for you. We've already considered names ending with -ay, -by, -cy, -dy, -ey, -fy, and -gy. All ...
Continuing our saga of name endings, here are some names that end with the letters "-hy". Can you think of any others?
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Barely Used Boy Names: Murphy, Noble & Caius [Part Five]
For our fifth article in this series, we will take a look at 10 interesting boy names that are currently not ranking within the Top 1000 chart. This chart maps out the most popular names according to Social Security data every year. The year we're focusing ...
For our fifth article in this series, we will take a look at 10 interesting boy names that are currently not ranking within the Top 1000 cha...
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Buffy
Today's featured name comes from our list of names that end with the letters "-fy" . There weren't a ton of choices, but I picked out one of the most interesting names on that list. Buffy is one of many diminutives of the name Elizabeth. From the Hebrew nam...
Today's featured name comes from our list of names that end with the letters "-fy" . There weren't a ton of choices, but I picked out one of...
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Names of Scottish Royalty Through History
The record of Kings and Queens of Scotland dates back to the year 843. Over the centuries,  there were many different houses that ruled including the House of Alpin,  the House of Dunkeld, the Canmores , the Balliols , the Bruces , and the Stewart/Stuarts. ...
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Barely Used Boy Names: Idris, Wiley & Boaz [Part Six]
Welcome to Part Six of our Barely Used Boy Names series!! This list has some interesting and unsual options for you. Idris (138 births - #1286)   Idris possibly means "interpreter" in Arabic and it is the name of an ancient prophet in the Qur'an, typically ...
From this list of ten uncommon boy names, which is your favorite? Maybe Lucius? Maybe Forest?
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Dorothy
Taken from our article about names ending with the letters "-hy", we found the name Dorothy. Dorothy is a form of Dorothea which comes from the Late Greek name Δωροθεος (Dorotheos) meaning "gift of God".  Dorotheos is pulled from the Greek words δωρον (doro...
You don't meet all that many "young Dorothys" these days. However, that could be changing in the next decade or two since this name is starting to trend upward. Would you use it?
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Barely Used Girl Names: Harriet, Guinevere & Persephone [Part Five]
If you're reading this, you've made it to part five in this series featuring barely-used girl names. We are well below the #1300s now, which makes these names rather uncommonly used in the US. Harriet (179 births - #1314)  Harriet is the feminine form of Ha...
If you're reading this, you've made it to part five in this series featuring barely-used girl names. We are well below the #1300s now, which...
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Ziggy
This interesting name comes from our list of names ending with the letters "-gy" . There are not many -gy names. In fact, there were only two decent options for boys, Iggy and Ziggy. I chose to learn a bit more about Ziggy. Have you ever heard of this name ...
This interesting name comes from our list of names ending with the letters "-gy" . There are not many -gy names. In fact, there were only tw...
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Names Ending with the Letters "-fy" and -"gy"
This categorization of names is admittedly limited and unusual but it may strike a chord for certain parents seeking a specific sound.  Continuing our series that has already featured -ay, -by, -cy, -dy and -ey names, I present the interesting short list of...
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What is your favorite August name? Take a look at this long list to see the many options! Would you ever use one?
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Helping parents find the perfect name for their baby!
Introduction
My new blog "The Art of Naming" is designed to feature interesting and exciting names that many parents-to-be have probably never considered! While the Top 100 names are great, I like to focus on the names that don't get as much love but are definitely worthy! 

I also offer a unique baby-naming consultation service to help overwhelmed parents find new options and then narrow them down to a solid Top 5 list that they can choose from. :)