[ fûr′nĭng ]
The formation of a fernlike pattern in a specimen of crystallized cervical mucus secreted at midcycle.
The Top Baby Names Are Actually NounsWant your child to stand out on the preschool roster? Going with a strong noun name is an all-American tradition. Below are some names that you may not have even realized were nouns. And, with a little help from Babylist (who we love because they named the dictionary and thesaurus as some of the top ways to pick a baby name), we've ranked awesome noun-inspired names based on the most popular from this year. That way, you can either be in on the trend ... or go the complete opposite (unique, unpronounceable, but amazingly you) way with your dream baby name.
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