Category: Baby Names

November birth announcements

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Some interesting names posted in the Birth Announcement forums this month, including our first Loki.

I love the way musical names Allegra, Amadeus and Callas are embedded in a sibset.

Here are all the names:

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Best celebrity sibsets

By Abby Sandel

We welcomed dozens of new starbabies in 2016, many with inventive names. Plenty of those new children joined older sisters and brothers at home. This means their parents had two challenges. Not only did they have to choose a great name, but it had to work with their sibset.

Of course, no rule says that siblings’ names have to match. But parents tend to develop a signature style. Often it’s clear that they’ve decided on a general approach – whether it involves sticking with family traditions or opting for heritage choices. At other times, the names seem to coordinate naturally, almost without effort.

Whether it’s easier or more difficult to name second, third, or even fifth children depends, of course, and we’ve heard parents report every possible experience. What we do know is that these nine celebrity families nailed it! Here are nine of the best celebrity sibsets of 2016.

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Influential Baby Names: Star Athletes

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Influential athlete names

By Nancy Man, Nancy’s Baby Names

The excitement generated by the recent Chicago Cubs World Series win – and by all the regular and post-season games leading up to it – could end up having an impact on the baby name charts in 2016. (I’m looking at you, Wrigley!)

But this shouldn’t be too surprising. Sports have been influencing baby names since the late 1800s. And I’m not just talking about the most high-profile sports like baseball, football, and basketball. I’m also talking about figure skating, gymnastics, running, skiing, rowing, boxing, car racing, horse racing, soccer, tennis, golf, the martial arts, and more.

As proof, here are a dozen sportspeople whose rise to fame can be linked to at least one baby name appearing on the U.S. baby name charts for the very first time:

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Baby Name Trends 2017

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America’s new conservative turn signals a complete reinvention of baby names. The newly-dominant red staters favor names that defy convention: invented names with unique spellings and nontraditional gender identities. And parents of all political beliefs are embracing names from a range of fresh sources — gods and wild animals, spiritual beliefs and childhood heroes — that all embody power. We foresee more than mere baby name trends in 2017: We predict a full-blown baby naming revolution. — by the editors of Nameberry

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Coming Attractions: New Star Wars Names

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Rogue One Names

By Nick Turner

In the nearly forty years since the first Star Wars movie debuted, the series has had a notable impact on baby-naming trends.

The original films gave a boost to the name Luke, and the prequels helped push the once-esoteric Anakin into the Top 1000.

Now there’s a new Star Wars movie–Rogue One–set to premier in a couple of weeks, bringing a fresh assortment of character names to pore over.

It’s hard to predict which monikers might strike the fancy of baby-naming parents, but Rogue One contains a range of options — from those that are already established (Galen, Orson) to the more adventurous (Bistan, Raddus).

I went through the list of character names from the movie and compared them against Social Security Administration data, aiming to get a sense of which picks might catch on.

Here are some of the more promising choices…

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