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  1. #1

    Where do you find naming inspiration?

    I love NB, (don't get me wrong) and I follow lots of name blogs and have a moderate collection of baby name books.

    BUT I also am always looking for new ways and places to find names. What're yours? Do you explore cemeteries, read birth announcements etc.?

    Where can I find more names?

    Thanks, Berries <3
    Oh, and Happy holidays!

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    A lot of movies, books and tv shows, (BAs), lists on wikipedia (authors, musicians, composers, painters & their families, etc.), behindthenames Top X lists for different countries and decades as well as and for combos and sibling names.
    Rose Lavinia Charlotte & Edmund Nicanor Hugo
    Ada Beatrice Margot ‧ Alice Cordelia Mary ‧ Clara Elisabeth Margot ‧ Flora Elisabeth Maude
    Jane Wilhelmina Edith ‧ Elliott Victor Jack "Ottie/Otter" ‧ Henry Frederick Arthur

    Charles Edmund ‧ Edith Matilda ‧ Edith Henrietta ‧ Eleanor Sybil ‧ Emma Rosalind ‧
    Flora Ottilie ‧ George Lionel ‧ Mabel Augusta ‧ Margot Lavinia ‧ Violet Georgiana

    Edgar ‧ Eulàlia ‧ Kit Laszlo ‧ Lydia ‧ Oscar ‧ Pip Enoch

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Definitely British Baby Names, and I used to check out a lot of cemeteries for vintage names! I use a lot of popularity charts, the England&Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland and Ireland charts are definitely within my style, so I often look at as many of them as I can for inspiration!
    Blossom | Bonnie | Connie | Dollie | Elsie | Fern | Georgia
    Hollie | Lillie | Lottie | Minnie | Mollie | Sophie | Zara
    Addison | Andrew | Charlie | Daniel | Darragh | Ernest | Freddie
    Gavin | George | Henry | Jamie | Matthew | Thomas | William

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    East Coast, US
    The biggest one is probably genealogy because I really like having the family connection to names, especially in the middle. A couple of my top boy combos have family surnames in the middle and, if children are in my future, I'll probably end up using one or more of them. Even though I'm not a big gamer, I've gotten quite a few from video games. I think it's because I just get so used to hearing the name over and over that it sticks in my head more than normal. Other areas are musicians and literature.
    Freya Lucine ◊ Romilly Coral ◊ Zoya Caroline ◊ Nora Soleil ◊ Ivy Casimira ◊ Clara Nasrin (naz-reen) ◊ Kalina Elise ◊ Aurora Jean ◊ Ada Laurelin ◊ Elowen Eve ◊ Sylvie Artanis ◊ Cressida Maeve

    Leo Anderson ◊ Cyrus Finnegan ◊ Ragnar Estel ◊ Ivor Solomon ◊ Stian Arthur (stee-awn) ◊ Dominic Oren ◊ Abram Rafferty ◊ Elias Morgan ◊ Conrad Johannes ◊ Dean Olórin (o-loor-in) ◊ Ronan Ozias ◊ Sebastian Idris ◊ Hugo Aslan

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    I agree with genealogy, for me personally it wouldn't feel right to not name a child after a grandparent or heroic ancestor for a middle name anyway. However, for first names I tend to just peruse through forums like this and blogs. As well as other naming blogs/websites.
    I think it's good to keep your options and mind open about names. There are a few that I'd picked out when I was about 13 and now 10 years later I wouldn't touch them with a 15 foot pole.
    Aurora Joan|Edie Clara|Norah Rosalind|Ivy Seraphina|Odette Deanna|Kinley Frances|Violet Nyx

    Rhett Nicolai|Silas Peregrine|Huxley Matteo|Cohen Obediah|Fletcher Hamish|Knox Augustus|Jasper Adam

    Freya Wren|Thea Hadley|Reuben Maverick

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