Category: best baby names
The Question of the Week:
Is there one name about which you can loudly proclaim: I love this name, always have and always will?
… a name that you’ve been crazy about forever –maybe starting when you scribbled it in the margins of your school notebook—and are certain that you’ll continue to feel that way about, no matter whether it’s in or out, up or down, or whatever.
What exactly is there about it that appeals to you so much? What qualities have made it your enduring favorite over time?
Did your infatuation start with an association to someone you know?
Have you/would you use it for your child?
We’ve talked a lot here about sibsets—those hopefully harmonious pairings of the names of the brothers and sisters in a family, and the elements to consider in order to achieve that harmony—sound, tone, style, syllables….matchy-matchy or not for twins…
What is the best sibset you’ve ever heard—and/or- -if you’re so inclined– what’s the worst? (Twins and other multiples included.)
Last week we talked about the la-la part of oo-la-la names, but it seems that a large proportion of currently hot names have the cool oo sound as well. Maybe it’s because the names do share the sound with that c-word (not to mention oomph, and it’s also just a stone’s throw away from cute), but in any case, as namiacs who parse these trends down to a single syllable, we offer a list to prove our point.
The oo sound can be reached via several vowel routes: oo, u, ou, ew, eu and ue. Here are some examples of oo names that are currently in favor or possible comers: