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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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Antonio Sabato Jr.'s New Son Gets 22-Letter Hawaiian Middle Name (But Who's Counting?)

Antonio Sabato Jr.'s New Son Gets 22-Letter Hawaiian Middle Name (But Who's Counting?)

Aloha to Antonio Sabato Jr.'s new son: Antonio Kamakanaalohamaikalani Harvey Sabato III. The one-time underwear model welcomed his third child over the weekend -- his first with his singer girlfriend Cheryl Moana Marie. While baby Antonio gets his first name -- a Roman family name meaning "priceless" -- from his Italian born father and grandfather, the standout name on the baby's birth certificate is clearly Kamakanaalohamaikalani. Find out more about the Hawaiian name, which is in tribute to Cheryl's roots in the 50th state.

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Of Twitter News & Typos: Obama Vs. Osama

Of Twitter News & Typos: Obama Vs. Osama

What a difference one letter makes. If you tuned in to Twitter around 11 pm ET last night, you might have caught the news that the President of the United States had been shot and killed. That's right. Representatives from at least two reputable news organizations (MSNBC and ABC News) posted Twitter tweets that said "Obama has been shot and killed." 

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A Gift With Your Name: Tacky or Touching?

A Gift With Your Name: Tacky or Touching?

Last week Nike founder Phil Knight visited the Oprah Winfrey Show and all members of the audience received a pair of sneakers emblazoned with the names of both Winfrey and Knight. (Oprah's name appears on the tongue and the toe; and both Oprah and Knight's names are printed on the laces). At least one reporter noted that devoting an entire show to what was essentially a long advertisement was in bad form.  And to make matters worse, stamping the shoes with both moguls' names for guests to remember them by was downright tacky. 

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What Will Mariah Carey Name Her New Babies?

What Will Mariah Carey Name Her New Babies?

Mariah Carey is officially a mother!

The songstress and her husband, Nick Cannon, welcomed their special delivery -- twins! -- in Los Angeles at 9:07am PST, their rep has announced. The little lady was the first to make her debut, weighing in at 5lbs, 3oz., and her little brother was next, at 5lbs. 6oz.

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A Name Place in Music History for Neko Bell

A Name Place in Music History for Neko Bell

Justin Guarini of American Idol and the Broadway musical American Idiot (quite a patriotic guy, eh?) welcomed his first child this week with his wife Reina, who already has a daughter from a previous relationship. Baby boy William Neko Bell Guarini was born on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

William is currently the 8th most popular boy's name in the United States, and it is also #8 in England where Prince William lives. But perhaps more fitting for the Season 1 Idol runner-up's son is his second name Neko, a name that appears a few times in music history. It is usually a girl's name, reminiscent of female singers Nico of the Velvet Underground and Neko Case. It also goes nicely with the second musical middle name Bell, which again is traditionally a girl's name, sometimes spelled Belle. (Read what we've written about musical names.)

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