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Archive for November, 2012

What? Hashtag didn’t make the list of popular baby names for 2012?!

Does anyone know any Aidens or Sophias?

Me, either.

But quite a few of them are populating the day cares, playgrounds and schoolyards of America.

For the eighth straight year, Aiden rose to the top of the list of popular baby names for boys, according to the parenting website BabyCenter.

Sophia remains the No. 1 name for girls for the third consecutive year, according to the website’s list released on Thursday. The list is based on names chosen by 445,000 women registered with the site.

For girls, retro names, such as Ava and Lily, made the list. And Jack made a comeback for boys. It used to be one of the most popular names back in the 1920s and 30s.

Here’s some other fun facts from BabyCenter, according to founder Linda Murray, who talked baby names on the Today Show on Thursday.

  • Grey, Anastasia and Ana moved up the BabyCenter list due to the popular ‘50 Shades of Grey’ novel.
  • Harry and Pippa gained traction, while parents seemed burned out on Will and Kate.
  • Apple, Mac and …

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Honoring our veterans

The nation and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are honoring veterans and veterans’ families today. You can read some of their stories in the newspaper, and we want to hear readers’ stories as well. Maybe you will be inspired by the service and experiences of Paul Koshewa, who flew bombers during World War II, or by the story of Robert Stokely, whose attempt to visit the site of his son’s death inspired a documentary. Maybe you will have something to say about the announcement today to build a significant new veterans memorial at the Atlanta History Center. Or perhaps you’d like to tell us about the special veteran you’re honoring today.

Whatever it is, let your voice be heard.

For more coverage of how Veterans day is celebrated in Atlanta, check out our coverage:

Photos: Georgians mark Veterans Day

Photos: Atlanta’s 31st Annual Veterans Day Parade

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