by Emma Waterhouse
Over the past decade, we’ve seen starbabies named Wyatt Oliver and Wyatt Isabelle, Babyberries called Harbor Alister and Harbor Aurelia, and unisex options like Skyler and Peyton, Arrow and Linden crossing gender lines in both directions. And the number of babies receiving truly gender-neutral names (one with at least a 35:65 gender split) is up more than 60% compared to a decade ago.
This week’s news includes super short baby names, football and hockey namesakes, Indigenous Canadian names, and British trends over the last 180 years.
They found the perfect name for their daughter – different, but not weird, and with a great meaning. But now they’re expecting a boy. Can lightning strike twice? Let’s see if we can help!
I’m due with baby number two (a boy!) in about a month, and still haven’t found even a short list of names that my husband and I can agree on.
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Ever since we started exploring and writing about baby names, Pam and I have been intrigued by the concept of sweet-spot names, those that fall in that perfect position of not being epidemically popular—so common that their distinctive images to be diluted—yet not extreme enough to raise eyebrows or cause any confusion.