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January 24 2007 Baby Names Newsletter

Baby Names Newsletter #3, 2007

Names of the Week:
--Xavier (male) - from Etcheberria (Basque), "new house"
--Xander (male) - from Alexander (Greek), "defending men"
--Ximena (female) - from Simon (Hebrew), "hearkening"
--Xiomara (female) - from Guiomar (Gemanic), "famous in battle"

This week's baby name article:
The Exotic Letter X in Baby Names
(How has X marked the spot for modern parents? An explanation of the 'X' trend of the early 2000s.)

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