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Trends come and go, but some are harder to say goodbye to than others -- like the staying power of trendy baby names. While some trendy names are quite lovely -- monikers such as Sarah and Jacob have been extremely popular in recent years -- other trendy names can run the risk of either sounding dated or too common (as six Heathers in one kindergarten can attest!). Test your name trend knowledge in this fun, 10-question quiz!
Quick -- think of a celebrity whose child has a common name, such as Jennifer or John. It isn't easy, is it? Some celebrity children have names that seem to come from faraway lands, like Levon, the son of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Others adorn their children with demure, old-fashioned names that have a vintage touch, like Delilah Belle, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin's choice for their firstborn daughter.
Why do stars go to so much trouble to find such original, creative names for their offspring? Well, once we hear these names, we rarely forget them -- and that may be just the point. Test your knowledge of celebrities' children's names, and see how many you retained!
"Bean" works fine for now, but soon you'll have to choose an actual name. Overwhelmed by all of the endless options? No worries: We've got inspiration, tips, and trends that will guide you to the best possible choice. (Unless you like "Bean," that is!)