Category: Baby Name News
By Abby Sandel
Just last week, we were enjoying a mini-revival in classic baby names. There was the nicely-named – and beautifully alliterative! – Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch, a Mary Cecilia called Mamie, and lots of kids named Lucy and Oliver.
Then along came this week, and it’s a very different story. The names are bold, surprising, and in many cases, absolutely new.
An interesting month of names on starbaby birth certificates. First of all, there were two sets of twins:
Then there were a pair of Poppys–a name definitely on the rise– including the daughter of Jenna Bush Hager, which was linked to a family presidential nickname. The Benedict Cumberbatches went classic with Christopher (and initials CCC), Jude Law picked the vintage Ada for his fourth child and Keira Knightly went for the sweet nickname Edie, while Lucy Liu used the more distinguished Rockwell.
By Abby Sandel
After writing about baby names for the last eight years, I sometimes think that nothing can surprise me. I’m always ready to explain why a baby called, say, Pomegranate, isn’t really so outlandish.
And yet, some weeks I do breathe a sigh of relief when the names feel classic, controlled, inspired by family. Even understated.
Now that September is here, school is back in session and a hint of autumn is in the air, so let’s look at some notable September birthdays and historic events for name inspiration. From a Nobel Peace Prize winner, to the first baby born in the White House, September delivers some wonderful names!
By Linda Rosenkrantz
The boys have it this month on Nameberry, with male births far outnumbering the girl baby announcements in August.
We had two pairs of boy twins this time, the handsomely named Cruz Patrick and Kane Fredrick, and Declan Zurich Rhodes and Phineas Keegan. Especially love Zurich as a new place name middle idea (with a nice story behind it.)