Articles by bluejuniper
Expanding the Boundaries of Nature Names
A nature name may be as direct as Daisy or as subtle as Shoshana.
The PERfect Boy Name: PERcival and jasPer
More PERfect baby names from Brooke Cussans–this time seven for the boys with that PER syllable, including Cooper and Jasper.
PERfect Girls’ Names: juniPER, harPER and PERsephone
In case you haven’t noticed, Brooke Cussans points out how many of today’s hot names contain the syllable ‘per’–either at the beginning or end. Stay tuned for the boys’ edition.
Nicknames: Waltzing with Tilda and Tilly
The sweet vintage name Matilda has given birth to two lively nicknames; Brooke Cussans shows how Tilda and Tilly are capable of standing on their own.
Six Spooky Doll Names for Halloween
Brooke Cussans takes a look at the names of some of the scariest, spookiest dolls, from on screen and off.
Spiritual Baby Names: Buddhism-Inspired Choices for the Peaceful Child
Brooke Cussans offers some enlightened choices drawn from the spiritual practice of Buddhism.
Cheesy Name Choices – From Colby to Winnimere
Brooke Cussans scans the cheese case to find some interesting possibilities–such as Kiri and Colby–which don’t sound cheesy at all.
Adelaide or Adeline?
Adelaide and Adeline–they may look alike but they have very different backstories, as Brooke Cussans explains.
Unisex Baby Names: the new entries for 2013
Only a limited number of names entered the charts this year for both boys and girls. Brooke Cussans elucidates.
The Diverse Nature of Nature Names: Daphne, Dresden and Sage
Guest blogger Brooke Cussans shows some different ways you can approach nature names, straight on (River, Rose) or more subtly (Daphne, Paloma).