Category: Guest Bloggers

Naming (Other People’s) Babies

by Laura Dunphy

Don’t tell me you’re pregnant.

I mean, I’ll be happy for you and all. But even before the word “Congratulations!” can escape past my lips, I’ll be naming your baby.

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By Emma Waterhouse aka Katinka

Celebrating ten years of the wonderful community YOU helped to create

 When Nameberry first started life a decade ago, little did anyone know that it would soon grow to become the biggest (and best, natch) baby name website in the world. Now with nearly 70,000 names in our extensive database — many of them suggested by our very own knowledgeable members — and new lists, articles and discussions created every day, it’s a truly exhilarating project to be a part of.

So what’s the secret to Nameberry’s success? Well, aside from our hard work and winning personality, we firmly believe that a key reason is… YOU!

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French Baby Names: Les fleurs

By Mélissa Delahaye of Jolis Prénoms

Flower names for babies are very popular all over the world. Naming your baby after one of the most beautiful things in nature is a lovely thing. Here are some French names inspired by flowers. Some of them may surprise you, especially in the boy’s section!

GIRL NAMES

Fleur. Let’s start with the most obvious name on this list. The French word for flower has been commonly used as a name since the 70s. This feminine, free-spirited name sounds both pretty and elegant; its meaning and sweet simplicity are what makes it so appealing.

Anémone is a floral name that relates to the ancient Greek myth of the love story of Aphrodite and Adonis, in which the goddess transforms her wounded lover’s blood into a flower, the crimson anemone, whose delicate blooms are blown open by the wind, accounting for its other name, windflower. With their watercolor-like petals, anemones are one of the daintiest spring flowers and would make a charming name for a baby girl.

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We Have a New Baby…Now What?

By Gay Cioffi, Little Folks, Big Questions

 Most pregnancies allow for many months of getting used to the idea of a family addition, not just for the parents, but for the sibling. Optimally, parents have shared the news of an impending arrival in a way that gives a young child information in language that he or she understands and has allowed for the young child some time and space to get used to the idea.

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Who gets to judge your baby’s name?

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By Clare Green

This week’s news includes boys with gemstone names, girls named after a car, sweet British nicknames, and lot of men named Paul.

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