What’s in a Name?

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What’s in a Name?

Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.

These are some of the most popular baby names of the past decade. Do you like any of them?

What are some of your favorite names and why? Do you trend toward traditional ones or prefer more unique names? Have you given serious thought to the names you will give your children some day? If you could choose your own name, what would you pick and why?

Tell us in the comments, then read the related article from 2020 to learn about the names that defined the 2010s. Or, check out this more recent article to see how the pandemic has changed how some new parents are naming their babies.


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