Category: favorite names
Popular baby names are the Number 1 topic of the week, but today we thought we’d turn the tables and ask instead about favorite baby names. What are your personal Top 10 names for each gender?
The criteria: Those you love best, period. Put them in order, with Number 1 your very favorite on down. Or hey, if that’s too hard, just give us your ten best in any particular order.
And if you can’t come up with ten for each gender, then list as many as you can think of!
Whether or not your personal favorite baby names are favorites with anybody else doesn’t matter. But if you’d like to add commentary on how popularity or family or your personal history factors into your decision, it would be very welcome.
Can you remember your first crush on a name?
That’s the Question of the Week: What was your favorite name as a child?
Is it an embarrassment now or an everlasting fave?
Do you remember what made you love it so much?
Question of the Week: What were your favorite names when you were younger? Are they very different from what you like now?
Inspired by a long-running thread on our message boards, with berries discussing what their favorite names were as teenagers, this question is basically about if and how your taste in names has changed/evolved over time.
Today’s Question of the Week:
Is there a name that you have recently fallen in love with?
Is it a name that was new to you or one that has grown on you gradually?
Where did you hear it? In a book, movie or TV? In the real world? On Nameberry?
What in particular do you love about it?
VINTAGE NAMES: What era are you?
Unless you’re a baby namer focused on finding a newly created or cutting-edge name, chances are you’ve considered using one from the past. But which part of the past? An ancient name or one from earlier in the 20th century?
So, the question of the week is: Which of these, if any, are you partiularly attracted to?
- Ancient names like Atticus?
- Medieval names like Isolde?
- Puritan like Prudence?
- Frilly Victorian valentines?
- 1880s-90s names like Minnie or Oscar?
- 1900s-10s choices like Ruby or Raymond?
- 1920s-40s like Betty or Billy?
- 1950s-60s such as Kimberly or Kevin?
- 1970s -80s like Amy, Ashley or Amanda?
Needless to say, many if not most names move across time and are rarely connected to only one decade or even era–future berries just might think of Atticus as a 2010s name.