The Biggest Parenting Trends of 2013: A 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Baby Boom, Thinner Kids, Archery, M&M Cakes and More!

We talked to the experts to find out what's next in parenting for 2013 (20 Photos)

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The Biggest Parenting Trends of 2013: A 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Baby Boom, Thinner Kids, Archery, M&M Cakes and More!

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Scandinavian Baby Names

Come 2013, baby names will take a turn to blonder, Nordic climes. This year the hottest names will be Scandinavian inspired -- think Soren, Axel and Magnus. (In fact, we're already starting to see the uptick: Country crooner Jennifer Nettles and The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks both recently chose Magnus for their newborns.) This comes on the heels of everything Scandinavian -- design, food -- being hot, plus the popularity of The Avengers' hunky superhero Thor. American parents are warming to the sound of these strong, unfussy names -- especially for boys, says Linda Rosenkrantz of Nameberry.com. So look for Scandinavian monikers -- including the exotic-but-not-too-weird Axel, ViggoLeif and Lars -- to hit as hard as Thor's mighty hammer.

 

 

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