Articles by Nephele

October 14th, 2014

Beatrix Potter names beyond Peter Rabbit

By Nephele

We all remember Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, but there were a lot more nicely-named critters in the charming world of Beatrix Potter, as Nephele explains.

September 6th, 2014

Steampunk Baby Names: Victorian tech

By Nephele

Are you a Steampunk aficionado? Here’s Nephele’s rich, long list of related choices, from Arronax to Brisco to Zylpha–and some more ordinary names in-between.

August 14th, 2014

Musical Baby Names: Gilbert & Sullivan Goodies

By Nephele

From Nephele, some delightful and unexpected names from the lesser known operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan–as in Fiametta, Lelia and Roderic.

November 12th, 2013

100 Top Word Names of 2012: Hunter, Hope–and Henry?

By Nephele

As guest blogger Nephele demonstrates here, not all word names give away their identities as such–as in Martin, Morgan and Maya. It’s fun to see the sometimes surprising dictionary definitions of these names.

September 21st, 2010

Name Popularity List: Two new Latin names and how they got there

By Nephele

How two girls’ names from a Spanish reality TV show jumped onto the US Most Popular list.

Jewish baby names
March 28th, 2010

Jewish Baby Names: A Passover menu of Yiddish names

By Nephele

Mazel Tov! Welcome Kaila, Laila and Lev!

January 27th, 2010

Beatrix Potter Names: Jemima & Jeremy

By Nephele

From the charming world of Peter Rabbit, some sweet Victorian choices

June 8th, 2009

Names Rescued from the Titanic

By Nephele

Some interesting names have survived from the 1912 passenger list of the ill-fated ship.

June 1st, 2009

Baby Girl Names from Ancient Rome

By Nephele

Although they’ve been around for ages, many of the girls’ names from Roman times are still fresh and appealing today.