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How Do Baby Names Score at Scrabble? (Special 10th Anniversary Edition!)

Ten years ago this week, I published my first Baby Name Wizard blog post. Back then I couldn't imagine that I'd still be filling a weekly column with name talk a decade later. Names have proved to be a far richer topic than even I expected: a reflection of our past, our future and our dreams. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to discuss names with me during these past ten years, and here's to ten more!

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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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