Articles by Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond
March 29th, 2020

Has Baby Naming Changed Forever?

By Pamela Redmond

I was writing a note to Nameberry’s editorial staff yesterday, commending them on the great job they’re doing covering baby naming in the age of coronavirus, when I realized I needed to say something to you too. I needed to acknowledge how different the experience of naming a baby is right now from how it’s […]

National Joe Day
March 27th, 2020

National Joe Day Celebrates Joes and Jos

By Pamela Redmond

March 27th is National Joe Day — a holiday in celebration of the most All-American of names. Take a look at the history of the name Joe and some of its most famous bearers.

spring baby names
March 19th, 2020

Spring Baby Names Inspire Optimism

By Pamela Redmond

Spring baby names that embody the fresh, green, uplifting feeling of the season may help dispel the gloom of this particular spring.

blue jean baby names
March 16th, 2020

Blue Jean Baby Names Provide Comfort

By Pamela Redmond

Some baby names are big, flashy, designer choices. And then there are the blue jean baby names: cozy, comfy, quiet, and eminently wearable in everyday life.

presidential baby names
February 15th, 2020

Presidential Baby Names Break Popularity Records

By Pamela Redmond

Presidential baby names are breaking popularity records for girls and boys, hitting their highest ranks ever.

strong boy names
February 3rd, 2020

Strong Boy Names Mean Power

By Pamela Redmond

Here are more than 50 names for boys that connote strength, either through their literal meaning or their sound or image.

diverse international names
January 6th, 2020

New International Names Enter America’s Lexicon

By Pamela Redmond

New international names are entering the American lexicon from around the world at an ever-faster pace, as parents look for names that connect to their countries of origin or ancestral heritage. Muhammad and Aaliyah, in all their different spellings, made the US Top 10 last year for the first time, according to one parenting website.

names that peaked
December 30th, 2019

These Names Are Peaking

By Pamela Redmond

Nameberry’s exclusive count of the baby names that peaked in 2018 reveals favorites, trends, and names that will keep getting more popular.

top names of the 2010s
December 28th, 2019

Nameberry’s Top Names of the Decade

By Pamela Redmond

Nameberry’s top baby names of the past ten years feature Charlotte at Number 1 for girls and Asher ranking as the most popular name for boys.

Little Women names
December 26th, 2019

Little Women Sets New Name Trends

By Pamela Redmond

The new Little Women movie is sure to set lots of style trends, including one for names from its Civil War era, particularly Jo and Louisa.