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by Elizabeth HendersonPosted on: March 14th, 2019
New Orleans, like other cities and towns in South Louisiana, is characterized by unique culture. In this article, I am going to highlight baby names that reflect aspects of the spirit of Louisiana. My focus will be on southern Louisiana, especially New Orleans. For those who love southern Louisiana or New Orleans, this article is for you.
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by Elizabeth HendersonPosted on: January 14th, 2019
Louisiana has served as a melting point for diverse cultures for many generations. For centuries, the occupants of this great land include the Creoles, Italians, Native Americans, Spaniards, Africans, the French, Haitians, and Cajuns from Canada. These groups have created a unique cultural identity that defines this state.
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by Elizabeth HendersonPosted on: January 10th, 2019
Last week I talked about the probable most popular names for baby girls in 2019. This week I turn your focus to my proposed list for the most popular names for baby boys in 2019. Looking at the various lists in 2018, 2017, and 2016, it is evident that the top list does not change much in the short run. In essence, the names that topped the 2016 to 2018 lists are more likely to continue to dominate the 2019 list.
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by Elizabeth HendersonPosted on: January 5th, 2019
As we begin the year, we are inclined to seek for changes in our thinking patterns and the way we do things. The same goes for the expectant moms. Currently, the expectant moms are looking out for fresh names to include in their lists. The truth is the year has just turned; hence, for the best part of 2019 the most popular names in 2018 will most probably continue to dominate the lists.
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by Elizabeth HendersonPosted on: November 5th, 2018
One unique characteristic of first names is that they transcend cultural or ethnic boundaries. For a name to be popular, it makes its presence among various groups. In America, all the ethnic groups share the popular baby names. At any particular time in history, there are specific names that dominate among the new born.
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by Nicole HuppenthalPosted on: May 31st, 2017
I recently read an article likening the act of choosing a baby name to choosing produce in the grocery store. You want to find the 'freshest and most colorful' name that you can find at the time. There is such a strong tendency toward choosing 'trendy names' that we see more and more unique names registering each year. But there is something to be said for choosing a name that sounds good now, but will also sound just as good in 30 years. There is something to be said for the classy and the timeless.
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