Category: pop culture baby names
Aladdin Sane was David Bowie‘s 1973 album. Although people often forget the name of this Bowie persona (a pun on A Lad Insane), his image is one of the most memorable: a face crossed by a lightning bolt to represent a divided self. A continuation of Ziggy Stardust, it was partly inspired by David Bowie‘s brother Terry, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Aladdin features in The 1001 Nights as a boy who becomes trapped in a cave by a wicked magician, but escapes with the help of a genie. A pantomime staple, it has also been made into a popular Disney film.
The name Aladdin is an Anglicised form of the Arabic name Ala Al-Din, meaning “excellent in faith”. Aladdin has been rarely used as an English name, and probably reminds people too strongly of the magical lamp.
By Abby Sandel
It’s a common dilemma. You’ve always loved Liam, but now that you’re expecting, it’s a Top Ten favorite that feels very popular, indeed. Or the only name you and your partner agree on is Sophia – but you already know three!
Is there a strategy for finding slightly different baby names? Baby names that share the same characteristics as the names that you love, but aren’t quite as popular?
Sadly there’s no magic formula, but there are some easy and obvious substitutes to consider. This week was filled with high profile birth announcements that seemed to be based on finding slightly different names. It was also the topic we discussed in the latest Name Sage post – and you had some amazing suggestions for the family whose favorites include Isabel and Naomi!
Let’s take a look at some of the names that can easily stand in for current chart toppers:
The Merry Month of March welcomes warmer weather and longer days as we head into spring. March is the celebration of Women’s History Month, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Middle Name Pride Day! Let’s spring into spring with this eclectic list of notable March events and birthdays.
By Abby Sandel
Supernatural has been a small screen sensation. It’s currently in its eleventh season, a mark many series never reach.
When the series opens, brothers Sam and Dean Winchester are estranged. Sam is living a normal life, applying to law school. Meanwhile Dean has gone into the family business: demon hunting. Their dad goes missing, and the brothers reunite to follow the clues he left behind.
There have been plenty of character names over the eleven seasons. Some for the good guys; others for villains, and plenty for those who meet the brothers as they face off against things that go bump in the night.