Category: baby name Coraline
They’re excited to expecting another girl, but agreeing on a name? That’s another story! They compromised on Luella for their first daughter. Let’s help them find another name they can both love.
I’m hoping you can help my husband and I get on the same page. When it comes to baby names we are two ships passing in the night!
We have always had a boy name in mind – Harvey – but of course we are having our second girl.
Our first daughter is named Luella. I can’t tell you how long it took to get that name and I am anxious for us to fast track getting this new little lady named.
Help, please … or this baby may be named Harvey-the-girl!
The Name Sage replies:
Adult and children’s book writer (and beyond) Neil Gaiman is dear to the hearts of name lovers as the creator—or at least promoter– of the name Coraline. But beyond that, the prolific and inventive Gaiman is a highly creative character namer.
Name expert Don L. F. Nilsen, professor at Arizona State University and former co-president of The American Name Society, offers his thoughts here on names in Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, and we’ve added some names from other of his books as well .
Since I am a linguist who is especially interested in names, I paid particular attention to the names when I read Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Every year, a small number of new names manages to move onto the Top 1000 list for the first time ever. Sometimes this marks the beginning of a climb up the ladder, other times it’s a name that will linger in the nether regions, and sometimes it might prove to be a one-shot wonder—perhaps an eccentric spelling picked up by just enough parents to make the grade.
In 2011, for instance, we saw the debuts of such nouveau names as Elliot for girls, Aviana, Blakely, Juniper, Liv, and Temperance; Bowen, Brecken, Flynn, the musical Crosby and Hendrix, the presidential Nixon and the Ivy League Princeton.
But how about the recently released list? Of the forty-five possibilities, here are the Nameberry Picks for the twelve most promising newbies of 2012.
Azalea—Though there were fewer than three hundred baby girls given this name in 2012, it has now definitely crossed over from the wilder fringes into the main flower garden. Azalea embodies a delightful combination of the fragrant floral with a shot of z-infused energy.