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Named After Mom (or Grandma, or Great-Grandma, or Auntie, or Sis...)

Named After Mom (or Grandma, or Great-Grandma, or Auntie, or Sis...)

Happy Mother's Day to everyone who is a mom, has a mom, hopes to be a mom, or just loves moms! To celebrate the woman who helped name you, we've come up with a list of celebrity kids who were named after a mom (and let us know if we're missing any):

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Tagged: mom, mother's day

Could Your Name Be Worth Over $500,000?

Could Your Name Be Worth Over $500,000?

A recent Dutch study at the University of Tilburg is concluding that women who keep their maiden names after marriage are seen as more professional and more likely to win good jobs and earn higher pay. The University professors estimated that this would equal out to over $500,000 over the course of a woman's career, simply because she kept her name.

As reported on SmartMoney.com, "According to the Dutch data, women who kept their names had higher average education levels and fewer children, and that they worked more and had higher salaries." The study found that women who did not change their names were viewed as independent and ambitious, whereas women who did take their husbands' names were "judged to be caring, dependent and emotional".

Though we'd like to believe that we've uncovered an easy way to ensure earning an extra half-million dollars, here at Name Candy we're debating which is really the cause and which is really the effect in this odd study.

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Bryan Adams Hops Into Fatherhood at 51 With Easter-Inspired Name

Bryan Adams Hops Into Fatherhood at 51 With Easter-Inspired Name

Bryan Adams has become a first-time father at the age of 51. The Canadian singer/songwriter, who's best known for hits like "Summer of '69" and "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You," and his assistant-turned-girlfriend Alicia Grimaldi welcomed a daughter on the Friday before Easter. The Christian holiday inspired the baby's middle name: Mirabella Bunny Adams.

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Popular Baby Names 2010: Has Elvis Really Left the Building?

Popular Baby Names 2010: Has Elvis Really Left the Building?

Elvis may have left the list of Most Popular Baby  Names in America in 2010, as the Associated Press reported earlier today, but just like his most famous namesake, we're not so sure the King's really gone. Yeah, you heard us, we're stirring up a little Elvis Lives On! movement here at NameCandy.com.

While Elvis has never been a super-popular name choice in the United States, it has been in the top-1000 names as long as the Social Security Administration has been t

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2010 Was the Year We Gave Greyson a Chance

2010 Was the Year We Gave Greyson a Chance

One of the fastest-rising names in 2010 most popular was Grayson. Not only does the name sound right, nestling in nicely with Bryson, Mason and Chase, but it had a kick-start in the form of Greyson Chance. 

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'Teen Mom': Baby Name Taste Maker

'Teen Mom': Baby Name Taste Maker

Forget the Kardashians; the hottest names in America are Maci and Bentley, courtesy of MTV's 'Teen Mom.'

Khloe & kompany may be baby name style movers, but the true Queen of Name Style at the moment is Maci Bookout, the 'Teen Mom' star from Tennessee with the son named Bentley Cadence.

In 2010, Maci was the fastest-rising name for girls, and Bentley was the fastest-rising name for boys. Maci was born from a soap opera, while Bentley may just be the most controversial name in America.

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Hottest Baby Names of 2010: Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Hottest Baby Names of 2010: Keeping Up With the Kardashians

If it seems like the Kardashians are everywhere these days, well, that just may be the case.  They've even shown up in a big way on this year's list of Most Popular Baby Names.

Two of this year's hottest baby names (as calculated by running the Social Security Administration's annual list of Most Popular Baby Names through the proprietary Baby Name Wizard Hotness formula),Mason and Khloe, are brought to us courtesy of reality television's Kardashian family. And a third Kardashian name, Lamar, is rising surprisingly fast.

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Most Popular Baby Names 2010

The most popular baby names in America have been revealed.  We could go into the details, but seriously, let's just cut to the chase!  

Click "Read More" to View the 20 Most Popular Boys' Names and 20 Most Popular Girls' Names.

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Mariah Carey's Baby Names: Monroe & Moroccan

Mariah Carey's Baby Names: Monroe & Moroccan

Mariah Carey's twins are named Monroe and Moroccan Scott Cannon, the singer has revealed on Twitter. And guess what? We called it.

Monroe isn't a surprise. Not only does the name perfectly match current celebrity trends (See: Jason Schwarzmann's infant daughter Marlowe), it also honors Mariah Carey's love of Marilyn Monroe. As for Moroccan? This fits celebrity trends, too. Last year, Alicia Keyes chose Egypt for her son. Earlier this year, Mike Tyson actually chose Morocco

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Will Mariah Carey's Choice Make "M" Names Cool Again?

Will Mariah Carey's Choice Make "M" Names Cool Again?

Mariah Carey has already had influence on baby names. Will her choice to give her newborn twins names that begin with "M" help make "M" names cool again? M names for girls have declined sharply in popularity since the 1880s

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