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Oliver

February 06, 1987

Suddenly there are three Olivers--North, Stone and Tambo--who are center stage in the news!

The name comes from the Latin, "the olive, signifying peace." In ancient Greece and Rome, the winners of contests were crowned with olive leaves in token of victory and peace. In biblical legend, the dove brought an olive branch to Noah in the ark to report peace after storm.

Oliver became one of the great romance names of the Middle Ages, the name of knights and cavaliers. In the north, the name of saints and kings.

Will the name be the popular name for little boys in this decade?

ALIX SMITH

Laguna Beach

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