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ESSENCE Poll: Where Do You Find Inspiration For Baby Names?

Swizz Beatz, Egypt Daoud Dean and Alicia Keys attend the 10th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Photo Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

Baby names are getting more unique, especially among some of our favorite celebrities. Traditional names like William and Sarah have been replaced with names like Blue Ivy, Rocket (Pharrell's son), Egypt (Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz's son), and the latest edition, Royal Reign (Lil Kim's baby girl).

Where do you find inspiration for baby names? Do you stick to traditional names in your family or do you go with what names are trending that year? Do you look for names with meanings that you like or do you just let your imagination go wild? Let us know below.

Where do you find inspiration for baby names?
Family names
Significant moments/milestones
Pop Culture
Your imagination
Name meaning books/websites
Total votes: 332

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