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Do Parents Select First Names to Match Surnames?

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What’s in a name? For many parents, everything. Consider the widespread popularity of baby name books, with dizzying titles like 100,000+ Baby Names: The most helpful, complete, & up-to-date name book and The Big Book of 60,000 Baby Names. For some parents, the decision is far too important to entrust to anyone besides an expert. In these cases, baby name consultants abound to proffer personalized naming advice, with prices ranging from a few hundred dollars to nearly $30,000 [1]. …

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