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    In France, you can’t name your kids “Nutella” or “Strawberry”

    Wed Jan 28

    Here in New York, we’re free to name our kids all kinds of weird stuff—for better or worse Naming your kids after your favorite foods? If you're a parent in France, forget it! La Voix Du Nord reports that a family in Valenciennes had their hearts broken when French courts denied their petition to name their daughter Nutella. Earlier this month, a couple in a nearby town (Raismes) received a similar response when they attempted to name their kid Fraise ("Strawberry").  According to the New York Times, parents in France could only choose their baby names from a list of pre-approved options up until 1993. Today, under President François Mitterand, they have a little more freedom-though judges still reserve the right to reject a name if it's too out there. Can you imagine if that held true in our very own city?  Here in New York, names like Londyn, Lazer, Sincere, Trany, Nashley and Legend (City Room) have—believe it or not—already infiltrated our youngster population. On that note, here...

    Affordable New York apartments for families (Week of Jan 28)

    Wed Jan 28

    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    All for $2,600 and under, these five affordable New York apartments will house you and your family in style You already know the reasons why NYC is the best place to raise a family, right? But when it comes to finding a family-friendly apartment in Gotham we know the odds are stacked against even the bravest of space-seekers. Lucky for you, we've rounded up our pick of the week's best two-bedroom NYC apartments, all priced between $1,800 and $2,600 per month. Just remember, if you love it, move fast-they'll be gone before you know it! Godspeed, dear renter, and don't forget the ten commandments of apartment hunting. Check back next week for more from real-estate site Zumper's inventory. You might also like 60 things to do with kids in NYC this winter Recipes for kids from NYC's best family restaurants Best ice-skating rinks in New York City for families Indoor activities for kids in NYC

    The best new kids' movies on Netflix in February

    Tue Jan 27

    Mr. Peabody & Sherman

    Mr. Peabody & Sherman Photograph: DreamWorks Animation

    These new-to-Netflix films will have you and the kids wanting to settle in for a family movie marathon RECOMMENDED: 10 great kids' movies to look out for in 2015 There's so much cold-weather fun to be had this month—take a look at our February events calendar to get planning—but sometimes the chilly temperatures and harsh winds are too much to handle. That's when it's time to sip some hot chocolate and embrace toasty indoor activities. Settle in and qeue up the best kids' movies on Netflix, including some last calls and new-in-February releases.   The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014) Avail 2/5 Spanky, Alfalfa and Darla are back for a new adventure with the rest of the mischevious gang. This time the kids set out to save their grandma's bakery by starting up everything from pet washes to a taxi service—inevitably running into trouble at every turn.   Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014) Avail 2/11 A genius dog named Mr. Peabody and his adopted son Sherman journey into the past and...

    How much is a totally unique baby name worth?

    Mon Jan 26

    How's $31,700 sound? That's what a new Swiss naming agency is charging to track down an original title for your tot RECOMMENDED: 10 kids' movies to look for in 2015 How far would you go to ensure that Junior's name is completely unique? We can guarentee this company won't give you something you'll see in the newest roundup of New York's top baby names. Swiss naming agency Erfolgswelle is testing those limits, offering up the services of 13 copywriters, four historians, 12 translators and two trademark attorneys to track down just the right moniker—at the price of around £21,000 (that's about $31,700). You can place the naming game in the pro's hands and put them to work brainstorming, checking for negative connotations and overuse, comparing meanings in other languages and ensuring that the name isn't shared with any registered companies or products. In their 100-hour quest, they'll even narrow their search based on what sounds harmonious with the family name. Though the company...

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