Articles by NancyMan
The Great-Grandparents Baby Name Rule
A new way to look at the Hundred Year Rule–it’s more like the Great Grandparents Rule, says Nancy Man.
Influential Baby Names: The Songbirds
Nancy Man continues her series of notables whose unusual names hit the pop charts–if briefly–and this time we have the songbirds.
Influential Baby Names: Beauty Queens & Models
Uniquely named beauty pageant winners and supermodels have had a definite–if brief–impact on baby names.
Influential Baby Names: Star Athletes
These athletes not only had their moment on the world stage, but their names also made appearances–however fleeting–on the baby name popularity list!
Political Baby Names: Nikita, Obama & Taft
With their high national profiles, political figures can have an impact on baby names, however limited. This list of unexpected influencers ranges across time and place and positions.
Influential Baby Names: Show Biz Boys
Here’s the second in Nancy Man’s series on celebrities who briefly affected baby names–here we have male actors from Tab to Travolta.
Influential Baby Names: Show biz ladies
Some fascinating examples of how some female movie stars have briefly propelled their names onto the popularity lists, from Debra to Piper to Nastassia.