Think of short middle names for girls that go with everything, and May – or another spelling like Mae or Mei – is sure to spring to mind.
With its timeless streamlined feel, May can lighten up a long first name (like Elizabeth or Persephone), make a short sweet name even sweeter (like Lola or Maisie), or ground a less traditional name (like Kinsley or Malani). The links to springtime, and to the names Mary and Margaret, don’t hurt either.
French baby names are just one feature of this week’s news. It also includes new popularity lists from several other countries, alternative ways to pick a baby name, and the ups and downs of sharing your name with someone famous.