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To P or Not to P (Is the Baby Name Question)

All of my kids' names start with P. Should I change it for this one?

–Princess P

As with everything else in baby-naming, there are no hard and fast rules about themes like this one. But there are some principles to consider, which might help you make a decision about your new baby's name.

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It's My Family Tradition vs. My Wife's Wishes!

Everyone in my family has a name that starts with M. My wife is pregnant with our first child. It's important to my family to carry on the tradition of the M names, but my wife isn't too crazy about it. What should I do?

–Maleke

We don't always get the perspective of the guy caught in the middle of this kind of naming dilemma, so thanks for writing in. What you didn't mention, though, is how you feel about the M-name tradition. Do you want to continue it, or are you ready to move on?

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Welcome Baby Girl

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Welcome Baby Girl

Baby Kimye has arrived! Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had a weekend full of surprises--first Kanye's album Yeezus leaked online Friday ahead of its June 18th release, then Kim delivered their daughter Saturday five weeks ahead of the baby's due date. Those close to the family are already saying that Kim and Kanye's daughter is beautiful and looks just like Kim. Now we're all waiting for the next big surprise: what will this baby's name be?

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Amar'e Stoudemire Welcomes Fourth Child

Amar'e Stoudemire Welcomes Fourth Child

New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire and his wife Alexis have added a baby boy to their growing team. Alijah Carsares Stoudemire, born May 21, joins sisters Ar'e (age 7) and Assata (age 5) and brother Amar'e Jr. (age 6). Like the Kardashians, Amar'e and Alexis have chosen to find names for their children that all begin with the same letter, so Alijah's "A" name was no surprise. We're particularly interested, though, in his name's lack of an apostrophe.

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Kelly Stables Goes "K"razy for First Child Kendrick Kurt

Kelly Stables welcomed her first child on Friday, Sept. 7. The Exes star wasn't thinking of X's when she picked her baby name, though--she went with K's instead! The baby boy was named Kendrick Kurt.

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Olympian Jennie Finch Chooses a 3-D Baby Name

Olympian Jennie Finch Chooses a 3-D Baby Name

Olympic softball player Jennie Finch and her baseball-playing husband Casey Daigle have welcomed their second son: Diesel Dean Daigle.

(What a great way for us to round out what's turned out to be an unofficial "initials week" here at Name Candy. It's true, we're inital-obsessed this week, writing about celebrity choices from the Hebrew word for A to "just J" to the second generation of matching Duggar sibling sets.)

Diesel is strong and, dare we say, fun name.

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