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Brace Yourself—These are the New "Mom Names"

Mom names are like mom jeans. We expect them to be built for comfort, not style. While new baby names aim for dramatic flair, mom names provide the steady backdrop. You know, cozy names like Diamond and Tyler.

Not the kind of maternal style you were thinking of? If not, it's time to adjust your thinking to a new generation of mom names.

Diamond and Tyler are just two of the new/old names that define this wave. They were popular a generation ago but have since declined sharply, so you're at least five times as likely to meet a 25-year-old woman than a newborn girl with one of those names.

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Preston

Transferred use of the surname meaning "from Preston." The name is derived from the English place-name composed of the Old English elements préost (priest) and tūn (town, settlement, village): hence,

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