By Abby Sandel
Take an overlooked name with an on-trend sound, add a high profile celebrity birth announcement, and voilà – the next big thing in baby names.
Or not. Some names are too offbeat to catch on. I’m looking at you, Apple and Zuma.
But more often, celebrity baby names are truly influential. Starbabies can turn that name everyone is cautiously considering into the next Top Ten favorite. Ava, Isabella, Jayden, and Liam all got a big boost when Hollywood mamas chose the names.
When it comes to vintage baby names, a new celebrity baby can be a powerful signal that a name is prime for a comeback.
when holiday specials were really special–a much-anticipated, much-loved holiday event? When Christmas
without How the Grinch Stole Christmas
and A Charlie Brown Christmas
? Well, times may have changed, but the names from those mostly animated old shows still can evoke some nostalgic memories, and some newer ones are creating future memories of their own.
A green name would offer some glorious gifts to a child, especially appropriate for one born in the Spring
is the most prevalent color in nature, signifying growth, renewal and the environment–while on the crasser side, green also represents money and prosperity. To choose a green name, you could consider names with green in their meaning, such as Chloe
(“green shoot”), but here’s a more direct route: pick the name of an actual shade of green, of which there are lots of good name possibilities.
Oh my goodness!
O Baby Names — names that start or end with the letter o — is one of our longest lists, with 16 pages of names totaling more than 150 selections.
O Names are also among our most enduring classes of cool names, first introduced in the original Beyond Jennifer & Jason and still going strong, with lots of new entries to the group.
The O Names include such hotties as Oscar and Milo, Theo and Owen and Olive (though O names are more often for boys).
Then there are such rising stars as Orion and Oz, Indigo and Cato.
There are classics among the O names, too: Octavia, Olivia, Oliver, and Otto, for instance.
And of course, the O names also include such cool international choices as Viggo and Mateo, Laszlo and O’Brien.
In fact, we believe there’s an O name to suit every sensibility and style.