Pippa, Oliver, Weston and More: The Hottest Baby Name Trends for 2012

From cowboy names to vampires to British royalty, here's the inspiration behind the names that will be big this year. (7 Photos)

Raven Snook on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:18PM

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This year we'll see parents inspired more and more by the strong, manly names of the Wild West, picking one and two sylable dynamos like Wyatt, Carson and Cody. Celebs have also taken note -- country singer Eric Church, named his son Boone McCoy, and actress Jenna Fischer, named hers Weston. "Colt, Gauge and other firearm-related names are increasingly popular in some parts of the country, too,"  says Laura Wattenberg, founder of babynamewizard.com. Other names on the hot list: Colton, Hunter and Chase.

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