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August 28th, 2020

Victorian Names: A Royal Legacy

By Eleanor Nickerson

Victorian names are exemplified by the carefully chosen names of the Queen’s own nine children. And her huge influence on name trends is still felt today!

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May 23rd, 2020

Best Cool, Unique Saints’ Names

By Katherine Morna Towne

There are so many saints’ names beyond the obvious–here are ten that are both unusual and cool.

May 15th, 2020

Vintage British Nicknames

By Eleanor Nickerson

A fascinating compilation of lively, almost-forgotten old diminutives that deserve a new look, by Eleanor Nickerson aka Elea of the blog British Baby Names.

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March 28th, 2020

Babies Named Corona Are No Joke

By Katherine Morna Towne

Babies named Corona may seem far-fetched in the midst of the current coronavirus crisis, but there’s a long history of disaster-inspired baby names.

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November 21st, 2019

Sagittarius Baby Names Supersized

By E. Wittig

Sagittarius baby names are particularly fitting this year, with the sign dominating the heavens.

November 12th, 2019


By Laura Dunphy

By Laura Dunphy It started with a search for a carry-on bag in a boutique where totes and suitcases and travel pouches perched on exquisitely-lit museum pedestals. I picked up a rectangular prism of perfect proportions and inhaled the musk of its crisp leather accents when a saleswoman appeared at my shoulder.  “Let me know […]

October 31st, 2019

Names for November Babies

By TulipByAnyName

Lots of name inspiration for a November baby, including such notable namesakes as Lincoln and Darwin.

August 29th, 2019

New Top British Baby Names

By Eleanor Nickerson

Hot news! The latest British popularity figures are here! Olivia and Oliver are still #1, but there are also lots of surprises!

July 23rd, 2019

Sunny Names for Leo Babies

By E. Wittig

Sunny name choices for babies born under the sign of Leo, from Aurelia to Tybalt.

June 27th, 2019

Notable Namesake Names of July

By TulipByAnyName

First ladies, astronauts, writers and inventors all make notable namesakes for a July babe.