Articles by upswingbabynames
Spicy Baby Names
Looking at spice names for babies, Angela Mastrodonato points out which ones are usable and which are no-nos.
Surprising Homespun Nicknames: Elsie, Sadie & Effie
Relaxed and comfy down-home nickname names are on the rise in both the UK and the US–some of them quite surprising. Angela Mastrodonato explains.
Names That Get Stuck in the Middle..and why
Angela Mastrodonato offers a fascinating analysis of what kinds of names work as middles–and why.
Alaska Baby Names: Names From America’s Last Frontier
Guest blogger Angela Mastrodonato has found some interesting names that will probably be new to you in the Kilcher clan of Alaska.
TV Names That Never Took Off: Felicity & Frasier
Some TV character names become mega-popular, like Samantha from ‘Bewitched’–but Angela Mastrodonato takes a look at some that didn’t make it.
The Matching Sibling Name Debate: Chloe With a Side of Zoe?
Angela Mastrodonato lays out the lines on the matching-subset debate. Which side are you on?
New Names that Sound Old: Eden, Paisley, Romilly
Some of the freshest sounding names around actually have longer histories than you might imagine, says Angela Mastrodonato of Upswing Baby Names. Are Eden and Auden old or new?
Baby Names that Bridge Generations: Allison and Kyle
Angela Mastrodonato looks at generation-bridging names: names that would fit both mom and baby, such as Natalie, Allison and Kyle.
Baby Name Flow: How First-Middle-Last Names Can Play Nice Together
Great advice from Angela Mastrodonato on the role a middle name plays in the order of things, and offers a checklist of how best to get a name with optimal flow.
Old Names That Sound New: Ione, Nova and Archer
You’ve just come upon a name that sounds fresh and new to you–Ione, say, or Archer. But guest blogger Angela Mastroianni points out that some of these stylish “new” names have surprising solid roots.