Articles by Nick

September 6th, 2015

Lofty Mountain Baby Names

By nicknamer

Looking for a nature name beyond the flowers and trees? How about a lofty mountain name?

August 9th, 2015

A Different Kind of College Ranking

By nicknamer

Rah, rah, rah, for the most popular collegiate baby names!

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June 14th, 2015

5 Ways to Get Dads Excited About Baby Names

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Nick Turner offers five surefire ways to lure a reluctant prospective dad into the baby naming process.

May 4th, 2015

Geographic Names Over Time

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The names of US states have been popular since at least the 1880s. Nick Turner takes us through their ups and downs since then.

March 19th, 2015

TV’s Out-of-Synch Name Syndrome

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Have you noticed all the grown-up TV characters with trendy baby names–and vice versa?? In this humorous piece, Nick Turner gives ample evidence of the disconnect.

January 28th, 2015

The Super Bowl of Football Names

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On the eve of the Super Bowl, Nick Turner presents his criteria for what elements make for the quintessential football player name.

December 18th, 2014

Christmas Baby Names: Elf on the Shelf names

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Nick Turner plays with Elf on the Shelf names and explores how they compare with those of humans–and pets.

December 4th, 2014

Hiding in Plain Sight: the Secret Popularity of Lynn and Lee

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You think Lynn and Lee have disappeared? In this blog, Nick Turner proves that they’re just hiding inside other names. It’s Lynnsanity!

November 13th, 2014

From Mary to Isabella: Baby names get longer and longer

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By Nick Turner Baby-name fads have come and gone over the decades, but one trend has held true: Names are getting longer. A hundred years ago, boys’ names were typically less than two syllables. John, James, George and Frank were all popular picks, and there were no three-syllable names anywhere in the top 20. In […]

October 16th, 2014

Baseball Baby Names: From Buster to Robinson

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With the baseball season heading towards its climax, Nick Turner takes a long, hard, and amusing look through the history of the sport to see which names might hit a home run.