April 25, 2014

Names of Sandy Hook Murder Victims Released

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Connecticut State Police on Saturday afternoon released the identities of the victims. Of the 20 children, 16 of them were 6 years old. The other four children were 7 years old. The children were identified as Charlotte Bacon, 6; Daniel Barden, 7; Olivia Engel, 6; Josephine Gay, 7; Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6; Dylan Hockley, 6;… Read more

Top Baby Names of 2012

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Aiden topped the boys’ list for the eighth consecutive year. Sophia was No. 1 for girls for the third straight year. But the top 10 lists also include classic names from the past. Read more

Oregon Bans Native American School Nicknames and Mascots

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After months of heated debate, Oregon has voted that 8 of its public high schools and an unknown number of its elementary and middle schools have to change or modify their school nicknames and mascots, after concluding Native American images and names like “Braves” and “Warriors” reinforce negative stereotypes about Native Americans.  Read more 

What’s In a Name?

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With 4 million babies born each year in the United States, coming up with a unique name special to each little darling gets many parents anxious.  I flip flopped between two names for my daughter, literally, until it was time to fill out the birth certificate in the hospital.  This article explains how much weight… Read more