Episode 70 – Jennifer and Mallory discuss the new/old trend of giving babies “Expectation Names” names that imply an expectation on the child, a quality of their character, behavior, or success. Is it fair to give your child an Expectation Name? The answer is not so simple. What do you think? Write us at podcast@babynames.com.

We also report on the current celebrity baby news, the American Name Society Names of the Year, and take your questions on names and naming.

Names mentioned in this episode: Lena, Corbin, Humility, Tace, Abstinence, Chastity, Faith, Hope, Keep-the-Faith, Loyal, Royal, Justice, Maverick, Tequila, Ryker, Harley, Sincere, Legend, Messiah, and more!

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Our sources:

Christian Science Monitor
New England Historical Society
The News & Observer
American Name Society

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