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Op-Ed: The new plague — Baby name ‘branding’ and other abuses

Sydney - Imagine calling a baby “@” - From new baby to internet slang in a mere symbol. How about “Anus” or “Orgasm”? One kid was blessed with “No. 16 Bus Shelter”.

Sophia and Noah take the spot as most popular baby names 2013

Recently released federal data shows that the names Sophia and Noah made the top list of most popular baby names for 2013. Sophia has held the top spot for three years but this year Noah bumped out Jacob and Michael, top names since 1961.

Icelandic girl suing government over right to use her name

A teenage girl in Iceland is suing the government to gain the right to use her name. It seems her name is not on the "official list" of names approved by the state, and the government will not allow her to use the name given her by her parents at birth.

Harry and Amelia top baby names in England and Wales for 2011

The list of the most popular baby names for England and Wales in 2011 were released this week and for the first time Harry is the most used for boys and, again for the first time, it is Amelia at the top for girls. Each has made the top 10 many times.

Baby names in Northern Ireland becoming more varied

It seems parents in Northern Ireland are slowly becoming more creative when it comes to giving their newborns a name, according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

Australian state of Victoria early to release top 2011 baby names

There's no official record book on what region or country releases first their top baby names list for a year, but more often those lists don't come out until a month or more into the following year.

Top baby names used in Scotland during 2011 released

It seems parents in Scotland are happy enough with the status quo when it comes to baby names. The year's not over but the Registrar General for Scotland released the top names in that country for 2011 and Jack and Sophie are the two winners.

New Zealand bans bizarre baby names

New Zealand's Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages has brought out a list of 102 banned baby names that are too unconventional.

What’s In a Name? Plenty, When It’s 'Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii'

A nine-year-old New Zealand girl has won the right in court to drop the name given to her at birth. If you are wondering how bad a name can be, read on, dear Horatio and friends.

Chinese Couple Tries to Name Baby With "@" Symbol

The Chinese will never cease to amaze me: A couple hoping to choose an original name for their child opted for something more then contemporary - they chose the "@" symbol...

Top Baby Names for 2006

Here are a list of some of the top baby names for 2006, for Alberta Canada
 

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