We try not to play favorites around here, but the truth is that, just like anybody, we have them. And the reasons we love the names we do are as idiosyncratic, irrational, and deeply felt as those of the average citizen. In honor of Nameberry’s new look, we thought it might be time to reveal a few of our personal favorite names and why we adore them. (Floral photo collage by Frances Pelzman)
Linda: I couldn’t be a self-respecting Chief Berry if I didn’t include an o-ending boys name, a trend we predicted from the beginning and which has managed to retain its charisma for me. I’ve been lucky enough to know three people named Milo, across the generational spectrum, including a teenaged nephew I helped to name.