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The Baby Name Game: What's Old Is New Again

Characters from 'Twilight' are among top choices today

Pop culture and literature have always been a trendy source for parents when it comes to picking names for their newborns.

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For example, the name Emma from Jane Austen's 1815 novel is a favorite again today after a resurgence in the author's popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. And the lead characters from the recent Twilight vampire movies and books (Bella, Jacob, Cullen and Edward) are catching on or already ranking high as fashionable infant names, too.

Alyne Ellis scrutinizes the Social Security Administration's annual list of top boys and girls names for more clues.

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