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Welcome back to Weird Parenting News. This week we have creative spellings, creative names, and happy parents. Don’t miss these unusual news stories.

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If you’re happy and you know it, have a baby! New research from Texas A&M University contends that happy people are more likely to have kids. Analyzing two sets of data, taken ten years apart, in which people were asked to rate their general life satisfaction, researchers found that those who said they were happy in the first survey were more likely to be parents 10 years later. They were also more likely to hallucinate and know all the words to “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Learn more here.

A baby by any other name… is probably a better choice. The Social Security Administration added 1,393 new baby names to its rankings in 2014. At your kid’s next birthday party, you may be serving cake to Billion, Dagger, Royaltee, or Ruckus. For a longer list of these creative monikers, click here.

Because spelling is cool. The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions, ages 13 and 14. The spelling bee came to a dramatic conclusion when the teens were asked to spell simple words like “scherenschnitte” and “nunatak.” To learn more (like what the heck these words mean), read the story.

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