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What baby names do you like? Here are the most popular right now…

Nameberry just released their most popular lists of boys’ and girls’ names. They’re fun to see, although one big caveat is that the lists are based on how many times each name is searched on their site, and Nameberry’s readership of course doesn’t exactly match the population of the U.S., so please take these with a grain of salt!

Most popular boys’ names:
1. Arlo
2. Theodore
3. Soren
4. Atticus
5. Felix
6. Kai
7. Milo
8. Finn
9. Rowan
10. Silas
11. Ezra
12. Jude
13. Oscar
14. August
15. Theo
16. Jasper
17. Oliver
18. Atlas
19. Hugo
20. Asher

Most popular girls’ names:
1. Maeve
2. Luna
3. Aurelia
4. Ophelia
5. Eloise
6. Isla
7. Freya
8. Alice
9. Iris
10. Ottilie
11. Elodie
12. Hazel
13. Violet
14. Aurora
15. Ivy
16. Amelia
17. Charlotte
18. Eleanor
19. Clara
20. Esme

My current favorites for boys are Nicholas (after my brother) and Jeremy (after my dad), and for girls are Claire, Louise and Paige. I also love Olive because of my favorite book.

What names are you liking these days? Would you name your child after a relative, fictional character or place?

P.S. Going from one child to two, and the blind date test for baby names. And, of course, The Ache.

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