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January 25th, 2020

Today’s Middle Names Don’t Even Need to Be Names

By Clare Green

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s choice of Wildflower for one of their daughter’s middle names highlights a trend toward meaningful non-names in the middle.

1920s Girls Names
January 23rd, 2020

Where to Find a Cool Vintage Girl Name

By Sophie Kihm

So you’re looking for a cool vintage girls’ name. It has to have style. It has to have charm! It shouldn’t be common. You refuse to be scoffed at! We get it. Yes, these seemingly elusive qualities are hard to capture all in one name, but hey, that’s why we’re here. We’ve identified one hundred […]

January 22nd, 2020

Baby Naming Rules for the New Year

By Abby Sandel

These seven smart resolutions can help you make a naming decision you’ll never regret.

January 17th, 2020

Tiago and Thibault: the latest French name trends

By Clare Green

French baby names are a rich source of inspiration, whether you need a name that works in multiple languages or just want something with a fresh, sophisticated sound. Every generation has its own favorite French names. Today, names like Margot, Sylvie and Beau are in vogue for English speakers, while past generations loved Michelle, Annette […]

January 15th, 2020

Names We Should Steal from the Dutch

By Sophie Kihm

Dutch baby names are a small but mighty subset of international baby names. The most popular Dutch name in the US is Skylar, a variation of the surname Schuyler. Rhett, which derived from the Dutch surname de Raedt, and Van, a Dutch preposition, also rank in the US Top 1000.

January 14th, 2020

More Celebrities Delay Baby Name Announcements

By Sophie Kihm

More and more celebrities are choosing to delay the announcement of their children’s names—weeks, months, or even years after the births. In December, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach revealed their son’s name in Vogue, ten months after his birth. (The frustration of waiting for ten months quickly dissolved once we learned his name was Harold […]

January 11th, 2020

New Zealand Declines Royal Title Baby Names

By Sophie Kihm

Sorry, Kim and Kanye—Saint doesn’t fly as a baby name in New Zealand. A press release from New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs revealed the baby names rejected by the government in 2019.

January 9th, 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: What will these Celebs Choose?

By Sophie Kihm

While I can’t actually see the future (don’t I wish), I can tell that 2020 is going to be an amazing year for celebrity baby names. Some major starbabies are going to be born this year—celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Richard Gere, and Jenna Dewan are all expecting little ones in 2020.

January 7th, 2020

Dazzling December Babyberry Names

By Emma Waterhouse

It’s our favorite time of the month again! Looking back through the beautiful baby names chosen by our members in December, it’s striking that so many of them were settled upon after that first precious meeting. Sometimes, babies just seem to name themselves (and didn’t they do a fantastic job?) Among the gorgeous girl names […]

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.