The New York Times: In this year’s first-grade classes, teachers might notice an unusual number of Kimberlys, Karens and Kevins. This follows an earlier bump for Alexes and Amandas, and other names that start with A. Why? One factor might be…the weather. As part of our research on trends and More

The Columbian: When Washougal residents Kyle and Dianna Curtis had their first daughter, Brooklynn, they wanted to give her a unique name that would epitomize her personality. “I wanted a unique but not a farfetched, ridiculous name,” Dianna Curtis said. Nationwide, names have become more unconventional in the past 20 More