Articles by Nick
Lofty Mountain Baby Names
Looking for a nature name beyond the flowers and trees? How about a lofty mountain name?
A Different Kind of College Ranking
Rah, rah, rah, for the most popular collegiate baby names!
5 Ways to Get Dads Excited About Baby Names
Nick Turner offers five surefire ways to lure a reluctant prospective dad into the baby naming process.
Geographic Names Over Time
The names of US states have been popular since at least the 1880s. Nick Turner takes us through their ups and downs since then.
TV’s Out-of-Synch Name Syndrome
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.
The Super Bowl of Football Names
On the eve of the Super Bowl, Nick Turner presents his criteria for what elements make for the quintessential football player name.
Christmas Baby Names: Elf on the Shelf names
Nick Turner plays with Elf on the Shelf names and explores how they compare with those of humans–and pets.
Hiding in Plain Sight: the Secret Popularity of Lynn and Lee
You think Lynn and Lee have disappeared? In this blog, Nick Turner proves that they’re just hiding inside other names. It’s Lynnsanity!
From Mary to Isabella: Baby names get longer and longer
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 […]
Baseball Baby Names: From Buster to Robinson
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.