Category: Baby Name News
The only rule of baby naming in 2013?
From reliable classics to nouveau inventions to family heirlooms, the range of possibilities is truly infinite.
So it is no surprise that the baby name news ran the gamut this week.Â On the one side are Dutch royals and a supermodelâ€™s three sons with regal names.Â On the other?Â We have a few nouveau inventions and discoveries that could work nicely for a twenty-first century child.
All of this leads to my favorite piece of baby naming advice from the blogosphere this week: donâ€™t whittle down your short list, discarding names for one reason or another.Â Narrow your list UP, until you find the one that you truly adore.
We are thrilled to announce the new, redesigned, and much improved Nameberry, introducing a host of new features now and over the days and weeks to come.
Designed by the fabulous Tedworth & Oscar, aka the British brother team Joe and Jake Baggaley, the new Nameberry is completely responsive, created to look as beautiful and work as seamlessly on your iPhone as it does on your big-screen desktop.
Besides its new mobile capabilities, other changes you’ll notice on Nameberry right away:
– An updated, more sophisticated palette, expanding on our standard pink-and-blue with a range of pastels keyed to different functions.
– Expanded list pages, giving you a snippet of information on all the lists in a category or a bit about every name in the list. Â Plus the option to view lists old-school, as just a complete array of linked names.
– Simplified name ratings, letting you vote yay, nay, or meh for every name.
Â It was a week for outrageous baby names.Â
I love an unexpected nickname, and it is a delight when parents choose classic baby names with spark.Â This weekâ€™s name news was filled with great examples.
The Bush family is big on passing down heirlooms, from father to son, but also across generations.Â Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager wears her maternal grandmotherâ€™s name, and upheld that tradition with her new arrival.Â
But Jenna went one step further: she figured out a clever way to use both grandmothersâ€™ names while adding an on-trend nickname that gives the new baby an identity all her own.
A few days ago, my daughter Clio announced that girlsâ€™ names are pretty, but boysâ€™ names are awesome.
She also informed me that her awesome name was Kick, and please refer to her as such from now on.
I think my four year old just voiced the desire of many an expectant parent.Â Clio â€“ I mean Kick â€“ called it awesome.Â Iâ€™ve called the same names cowboy cool or surfer style or a dozen other descriptors.Â
No matter the name, boysâ€™ names have become bolder and more multi-cultural than they were in generations past.
Recent baby name news has been packed with boysâ€™ names begging to be accessorized with a lacrosse stick, a snowboard, or a bucking bronco and a ten-gallon hat.Â Or maybe just a passport and a pint-sized suitcase.
Theyâ€™re fresh and inventive, and yet theyâ€™re definitely masculine at the same time.Â Some of the best picks made it into recent baby name news, like: