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The Baby-Name Trend That Unites America

In the past decade, new parents have fallen for vowels.
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Liam, Noah, Emma, Olivia—the Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the United States’ most popular baby names and one thing is clear: American parents love vowels.

Continuing an on-and-off reign that began, “Emma” took the top slot for newborn girls’ names. “Liam” became the most popular name for boys for the first

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