baby names

New Babies, Old Names

01/13/2016 - 09:00

Brooklyn’s fast-growing Orthodox Jewish population has been demonstrating its demographic clout for a while now. It has shaped the broader Jewish community in such crucial areas as politics (more conservative) and money (less wealthy). But not until recently has it begun to influence a phenomenon so important that it’s the subject of countless websites and books and incessant Internet chatter. That’s right: baby names.

Baby Chaya is angry her name is so common. Fotolia
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