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Top Baby Names For 2015
It's that time of year again when Nameberry releases the top baby names in the USA. Americans take naming their child so seriously so it's no wonder that thousands of new parents are scanning this list today. Names come and go in popularity rankings over the years but in the United States, naming a child is much more than just a cute name. It's a social statement. It not only has to have a certain vibe, but also a certain sound. Many parents pick names just based off the first letter so that their initials all match. Some kids have to have names that have letters to create an acronym : (CAT : Cathryn Alice Turner). Some must sound more sophisticated or appropriate for their state and economic/social background. Also, many new parents imagine what kind of careers would match certain names so that their kid will have an immediate sense of professionalism. Some parents like to mimic favorite tv or movie characters or name their kids after famous celebrities, athletes, or public figures. You can never name your kid something that is too hard to say but you don't want your kid to be the 7th Katie or Alex. Names today are picked based off of coolness factor and trying to prevent the possibility of your child being bullied. And OF COURSE everyone seems to be shocked when celebrities name their children intimate objects, directions, or colors such as Gwyneth Paltrow's Apple, Kim Kardashian's North, and Beyoncé's Blue Ivy. Name are EVERYTHING. TOP GIRL NAMES OF 2015: 1. Charlotte 2. Amelia 3. Olivia 4. Isla 5. Ava 6. Violet 7. Cora 8. Eleanor 9. Lucy 10. Penelope 11. Evelyn 12. Adeline 13. Hazel 14. Imogen 15. Aurora 16. Alice 17. Claire 18. Adelaide 19. Elizabeth 20. Arabella 21. Khaleesi 22. Scarlett 23. Emma 24. Rose 25. Evangeline 26. Genevieve 27. Ivy 28. Lila 29. Nora 30. Beatrice 31. Quinn 32. Caroline 33. Eloise 34. Harlow 35. Grace 36. Luna 37. Esme 38. Matilda 39. Aria 40. Aurelia 41. Mia 42. Ella 43. Clara 44. Everly 45. Iris 46. Anna 47. Mae 48. Mila 49. Thea 50. Maeve 51. Isabella 52. Maya 53. Ellie 54. Seraphina 55. Poppy 56. Harper 57. Clementine 58. Emily 59. Sophia 60. Josephine 61. Ruby 62. Jane 63. Isabel 64. Wren 65. Chloe 66. Elodie 67. Hadley 68. Willa 69. Nova 70. Audrey 71. Julia 72. Stella 73. Eden 74. Eliza 75. Juliet 76. Hannah 77. Cordelia 78. Sienna 79. Lydia 80. Olive 81. Piper 82. Evie 83. Lily 84. Sloane 85. Sadie 86. Willow 87. Margaret 88. Emmeline 89. Annabelle 90. Lola 91. Madeline 92. Ada 93. Gemma 94. Eliana 95. Daisy 96. Zoe 97. Emilia 98. Florence 99. Abigail 100. Mabel TOP BOY NAMES OF 2015: 1. Atticus 2. Asher 3. Ezra 4. Silas 5. Declan 6. Wyatt 7. Oliver 8. Henry 9. Milo 10. Jude 11. Levi 12. Jasper 13. Leo 14. Kai 15. Jack 16. Finn 17. Theodore 18. Sebastian 19. Miles 20. Liam 21. Austin 22. Eli 23. Beckett 24. Felix 25. Caleb 26. William 27. Ethan 28. Theo 29. Benjamin 30. Andrew 31. Oscar 32. Elijah 33. Thomas 34. Ryker 35. Owen 36. Julian 37. James 38. Isaac 39. Josiah 40. Sawyer 41. Zachary 42. Soren 43. Bodhi 44. Axel 45. Alexander 46. Jacob 47. Grayson 48. Luke 49. Lachlan 50. Archer 51. Emmett 52. Luca 53. Lucas 54. Everett 55. Beau 56. Jayden 57. Ryder 58. Ronan 59. Samuel 60. Harrison 61. Daniel 62. Hudson 63. Roman 64. Noah 65. Callum 66. Charles 67. Arthur 68. Gabriel 69. Dashiell 70. Maxwell 71. Jonah 72. Graham 73. Charlie 74. Hugo 75. Rowan 76. John 77. Lincoln 78. Jackson 79. Xavier 80. Knox 81. Matthew 82. Weston 83. August 84. Griffin 85. Rhys 86. Nathaniel 87. Zane 88. Simon 89. Logan 90. Tobias 91. George 92. Nolan 93. Wesley 94. Nicholas 95. Aryan 96. Maddox 97. Elliot 98. Nathan 99. David 100. Bennett What's your favorite baby name this year?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YIXING!!♡
Today is this beautiful unicorns birthday! YAY! It's officially the 7th in Korea & China. Lets wish him a happy birthday!! ♡♡♡ He can be Sexy....VERY SEXY But also SUPER FRICKEN CUTE O~O Let's all wish him good luck his 25th year :D ●○●○●○●○●○●○●○●○●○●○● TAGGING MY YEOLIES!! <3: @Chace @MadAndrea@JustinaNguyen @jazgaara33 @MrsBangYongguk @Badtz @ScarletMermaid @PrettieeEmm @punkpandabear @LaurenStrayhorn @SusiBosshammer @JamiMilsap @VeronicaArtino @ElenaP16 @KellyOConnor @Kyokeo @Sankeerthana @EmilyCayetano @shellyfuentes70 @MBLAQSA @P1B2Bear @Kpopfangirl15 @Bitterlimelight @jojojordy2324 @Rawr21 @Juliag13 @KaiJae @ArmyofKookie @AaliyahNewbell @resavalencia @SugaOnTop @Sammie99522 @minimanim3 @Defy24601 @StefaniTre @SugaMint @DesireeChucklez @sarahdarwish @VatcheeAfandi99 @EliseB @VKookie47 @TiffanyBibian @taetaebaozi @RebeccaLondon @Katherina2078 @AimeeH @KpopQueen1 @KatelynSummerso @Kylie88 @CrystalGuerra @QueenLele @Minnieluvs @kimnam94 @CamrynCherry @Izzy987 @faith92 @TaehyungV @BetseyBleau @nenegrint14 @Lesliesoo @ninjamidori @Ihiranthom13 @MelissaGarza @DesireeChucklez @Maddie27 @PrettieEmm @MelinaHernandez @abby177 @PandaSoapy @DayzC @DawanaMason @Daniimals @jeonjungkook8 @AaliyahNewbell @IsoldaPazo @xoxorittie @LysetteMartinez @KittyKpop @motionlessmetal @herreravenessa9 @rosajlm2 @ChoHee1 @MaddieRudicil @michievip @kanatm @AlysaNguyen @Katmejia @Choijiah @GabyWilliams @jessicaacosta9 @Tamsinskye @TiffanyBibian @KpopQueenaBee @TracyLynnn @AlisonNichole @KpopandKdrama @emily1478 @Vay754 @alishap @CrystalGuerra @xojuliettexox @michix5 @amandamuska @StephaniePoore @SugaKookieV @KatelynSummerso @aliciazitting88 @Joshuahoseok @BtsIsLife @Chrissy2009 @mycreativename @jungkookie18 @ArielaPicazo @IDK2018 @MonAnnahiX @MalinaAhmed @BaroMaiden @imiebegay14 @Taisa @kcastaneda170 @ChrystalA @DestinaByrd @BriannaN @taeyumme @MarrickeJ33 @ShailaZaman @RainaC3 @Gaarita100 @CamrynCherry @BonnieDomo @JessicaSchnipke @Minsuggie @karinamiranda81 @MomoChamie @Ilikepancakes @YessicaCardenas @Bmelc @callmeguena @JessicaVang @LydiaYan @toitlepark @lunastormnoona @Jupiterchan @BreeMassey @Vixxstarlight1 @katcollins02 @Zhac16 @TaehyungV @93yogurt @Kat711 @DejaunaSiders @EmilyGardner @ezzygomez24 @MaraWhite @Defy24601 @MahelySandoval @TrishaLee727 @InnocentiaKishi @SophieNguyen @MorleeCorielus @ruthmilian89 @XergaB20 @TLeahEdwards @EstelaLopez @KDluvR1999 @KatieRussell @AliciaJaneth @rochellelove12 @EvilGenius @JessicaFigueroa @TesneemElAlami @kpopdeluxegirl @JuviaJongdae @Jeshaki @yehetmyohorat99 @nathalyalamo298 @jessicacheung97 @reseavalencia @Norma1004 @luyawn @CheyanneLindsey @sherrysahar @DanaAmoi @StarishaRichard @jazgaara33 @ButterflyBlu @karinajune1017 @lizbethV @JasmineWilliams @LilianaGD @deefran @agirlwholovesV @lashonda0917 @Kyokeo @KierstinAndrews @terenailyn @BAbrajan1 @Rebecca22 @GerciaFlores @KrystaDericek @megancurrent9 @roseeoh @musicundefined9 @MaryNtanga @sarahdarwish @MadAndrea @Konnor @externallyeli @LizaNightshade @SugaKookies @lashonda0917 @ArmyVIPKayla @elainarenea @2Jaebam @amobts @kpopandkimchi @NicoleJolly
WAITING
Touching, Unguarded Portraits of Sleeping Parents-to-Be A few years ago, Russian photographer Jana Romanova's social life took a turn. All of a sudden, it seemed, all of her friends had become pregnant. Just as quickly, all their conversations turned to children: things they needed to buy, changes they needed to make to their homes, and the daily difficulties of pregnancy. "It was a challenge for me to get used to it," Romanova said via email. "I always try to solve my problems with photography, so I decided to make a project about it." She started her series, " Waiting ," by photographing her friends sleeping early in the morning in their bedrooms—a time, as she wrote on her website, "when people don't really care about their appearance and one can see their attitude to each other and to this life that is growing inside their family." Romanova didn't want the couples to pose, so she had to figure out ways of getting the photos while the couples were still asleep. "When it was possible I stayed with the couple at their apartment at night to make a picture at around 5-6 a.m., mostly on weekends, when people want to sleep and don't really need to wake up for work," Romanova said. "When it was not possible, I tried to come around 5 a.m., waited in the kitchen while they were asleep, and then took the picture." Eventually, Romanova wanted to expand the scope of her project, so she started looking for more subjects online. She wrote hundreds of emails to pregnant women asking if they would like to be included in the project. It took her two years to find the 40 couples for the project—one for each week of pregnancy. At one point, Romanova realized that almost all the couples that agreed to take part in the project were between 20 and 30 years old, which gave the project added meaning in her eyes. "It means that they belong to the last generation that was born before the fall of the Soviet Union, and their children will know about it only from history books. So suddenly the whole project became not only a catalog of people sleeping in different poses, but also a portrait of a generation of young families in big cities in modern Russia," she said. Besides the bird’s-eye angle, which she achieved by standing on a ladder, the portraits show remarkable diversity. "The strangest thing about this project is that I was sure I would have a lot of portraits of people sleeping the same way in the same poses, but there were no similar couples at all, and I find it really amazing. And nobody has similar bed sheets, which also seems almost impossible," Romanova said. Romanova’s work, which is represented by Anzenberger Agency, is now on view at Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal. An exhibition of the photos in "Waiting" is on view at Mosteiro de Tibães.