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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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What Name Is Natural After Nathaniel and Natalie?

What girl name goes well with Nathaniel and Natalie?

–Mother of Ns

At first glance, this question reads as deceptively easy. Nathaniel and Natalie don't just "go well" together, they are in fact strikingly similar variations upon one another, sharing nearly all the same letters in nearly the same order. The obvious third member of this trio would, like her brother and sister, begin with "Nat": Natasha, perhaps, or Natia or Natania.

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Sibset Smackdown: Big Love vs. Sister Wives

Sibset Smackdown: Big Love vs. Sister Wives

Last Sunday's Big Love finale also brought to an end an unprecedented moment in television history: with two shows about polygamy airing each week, name-watchers could compare cumulative sibling sets -- where one father simultaneously has children with multiple mothers -- up close. Critics of TLC's reality show Sister Wives have compared the show unfavorably to Big Love, arguing that the reality show remains shallow while the fictional show employed nuance. Fair enough, but how do the baby names stack up?

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