Category: Baby Name News

Unisex Middle Names

by Emma Waterhouse

The rise of the unisex first names has been well documented on Nameberry.

Over the past decade, we’ve seen starbabies named Wyatt Oliver and Wyatt Isabelle, Babyberries called Harbor Alister and Harbor Aurelia, and unisex options like Skyler and Peyton, Arrow and Linden crossing gender lines in both directions. And the number of babies receiving truly gender-neutral names (one with at least a 35:65 gender split) is up more than 60% compared to a decade ago.

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By Clare Green

This week’s news includes super short baby names, football and hockey namesakes, Indigenous Canadian names, and British trends over the last 180 years.

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80 Great New Sweet Spot Names

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Ever since we started exploring and writing about baby names, Pam and I have been intrigued by the concept of sweet-spot names, those that fall in that perfect position of not being epidemically popular—so common that their distinctive images to be diluted—yet not extreme enough to raise eyebrows or cause any confusion.

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

A rich harvest of berrybaby names arrived in October!

Highlights include one pair of handsomely named boy twins, Milo Robinson and Phineas (Finn) Graham, two girls named Willow and several Ben boys. A rising middle for boys seems to be shades of Gray/Gray.

The complete list:

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Bold Girl Names in this Week’s Name News

By Clare Green

The news this week includes all kinds of bold girl names, cross-cultural name controversy, and babies named after trees, tropical storms and fast food.

Daring girl names: Banks, Myrtle, Annelil

There have been lots of bold baby girl names in the news, both from celebs and the rest of the world.

For many parents, Banks is still rather an edgy choice for a boy: a preppy surname in the style of Brooks and Wells, but less popular. For showbiz couple Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma, it’s a girl’s name: their newborn daughter is Banks Violet.

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