Welcome to the Nameberry Blog, daily baby name news and analysis by Nameberry's resident experts.
For Black History Month this year we celebrate the women fine artists whose activism is reflected in their bold paintings, sculpture, photography and crafts, several of which expose African-American stereotypes and other forms of racism. (By Linda Rosenkrantz)
Love is in the air this month and this eclectic list of notable male names is sure to have something for everyone to love. February may be the shortest month of the year, but it is chock full of wonderful namesake-worthy names! This month we draw inspiration from an athlete, an activist, and several artists.
We are expecting a baby in July. We’re not finding out the gender – but that’s proving to be extremely difficult when it comes to names!
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By Linda Rosenkrantz
The first month of 2016 brought the usual bountiful bunch of beautifully named babies to the Nameberry community, including creative first and middle combos and sibsets and, this month, some particularly interesting backstories.
Most innovative names: Tessamine and Edelweiss
And here’s the full list:
By Abby Sandel
Middle names haven’t always been standard issue in English. The aristocracy used them first, but it wasn’t until the twentieth century that it became the norm for almost every child born in the US to receive two names – or sometimes more.
This week’s baby names in the news illustrate nine approaches to choosing your child’s middle name. If you’re stumped, this list might help you brainstorm possibilities for your little superstar.