Articles by Laura Dunphy

baby name struggle
February 10th, 2020

The Art of the (Baby Name) Breakup

By Laura Dunphy

Baby name struggle? You’re not alone. Top tips from our resident baby name relationship counselor on how to break up with those on-off name loves in style!

November 12th, 2019


By Laura Dunphy

By Laura Dunphy It started with a search for a carry-on bag in a boutique where totes and suitcases and travel pouches perched on exquisitely-lit museum pedestals. I picked up a rectangular prism of perfect proportions and inhaled the musk of its crisp leather accents when a saleswoman appeared at my shoulder.  “Let me know […]

October 30th, 2018

Naming (Other People’s) Babies

By Laura Dunphy

A humorous take on one writer’s do’s and don’ts of baby naming.

July 20th, 2010

RIP, Ben: A Mom Mourns Her Once-Favorite Name

By Laura Dunphy

It’s hard letting go of a name you once loved. But sometimes, says guest blogger Laura Dunphy, it leaves you no choice.

New York Baby Names
October 13th, 2009

New York Baby Names: Big competition in the Big Apple

By Laura Dunphy

Naming your baby in New York is a competitive sport, reports guest blogger Laura Dunphy, like rugby or bond-trading. And no matter how cool you think your choice is, it’s probably not cool enough.

July 21st, 2009

When Mom Hates Your Baby’s Name

By Laura Dunphy

How dealing with Grandma’s name critiques can make you a better person.