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How I Named My Baby: Julian Belle
Wed Oct 13 2021

How I Named My Baby: Julian Belle

When Allyson and Chris Smith were expecting their third baby, there was only one name on the list — Julian. They named their daughter Julian Belle, a traditionally masculine name that feels perfect for their gender-neutral sibset. We spoke to Allyson about unisex names, family middles, and how she and Chris landed on Julian Belle.
How I Named My Baby: Cade Bennett
Wed Sep 22 2021

How I Named My Baby: Cade Bennett

For New York City couple Dara and Cory, naming their son Cade turned into a family affair. We talked to Dara about Jewish naming traditions, showbiz names, and how she and Cory chose the name Cade Bennett for their little boy.
How I Named My Baby: Elin Francis
Wed Sep 08 2021

How I Named My Baby: Elin Francis

Mary and Mike prioritized family names for their daughter, born on April 8, 2021. They ultimately landed on Elin Francis, a long-loved first name with a bonus family connection and a super significant middle. We spoke with Mary to learn more about the process of naming Elin.
How I Named My Baby: Griffin Leo
Wed Aug 25 2021

How I Named My Baby: Griffin Leo

South Bend, Indiana couple Lainie and Jack welcomed their first child, a son named Griffin Leo, in May 2021. We spoke with Lainie about family names, traditions, and how she and Jack chose Griffin's powerful name.
How I Named My Baby: Gwen Catherine
Wed Aug 11 2021

How I Named My Baby: Gwen Catherine

After a long fertility journey, Southern California couple Jessica and Kyle Lopez welcomed a daughter named Gwen Catherine in September of 2020. We spoke with Jessica about spiritual signs, celebrity associations, and the process of naming Gwen.
How I Named My Baby: Cora Birch
Wed Jul 28 2021

How I Named My Baby: Cora Birch

Sarah and Adam welcomed their second daughter, Cora Birch, in September 2020. We talked to Sarah about family names, popularity, and strategies for winnowing down the shortlist.
How I Named My Baby: Casper Jerome
Wed Jul 14 2021

How I Named My Baby: Casper Jerome

Andrea and Dylan named their son Casper Jerome — a name full of religious and familial significance. We spoke to Andrea about their choice and what they're thinking for baby number two — coming soon!
How I Named My Baby: Morris Oliver
Wed Jun 23 2021

How I Named My Baby: Morris Oliver

Taylor and Ben Olsen welcomed a son named Morris Oliver in April 2021. We spoke to Taylor about his name story, family names, and those MOO initials.
How I Named My Baby: Atlas Lucian Vidar
Wed Jun 09 2021

How I Named My Baby: Atlas Lucian Vidar

When Nila Latimore moved to Sweden and married a Swede, she knew her baby would need a Scandinavian name somewhere in the mix. She and her husband Anders eventually settled on Atlas Lucian Vidar, which represents their love of metalcore music, Space, and Swedish heritage all in one.
How I Named My Baby: Natalie Mara
Wed May 26 2021

How I Named My Baby: Natalie Mara

Lisa and Gene welcomed a daughter in January 2021 they named Natalie Mara — a meaningful choice that honors heritage and cherished loved ones. We talked to Lisa about naming traditions and the process of naming Natalie.
How I Named My Baby: Kobe Ali
Wed Apr 28 2021

How I Named My Baby: Kobe Ali

After naming their daughter after Michael Jordan, Louisville, Kentucky couple Tiffany and Patrick knew they needed to use another legendary basketball player name for their next child. In August of 2020, they welcomed their son Kobe Ali. Here, we talk to Tiffany about their baby name process.
How I Named My Baby: Jeneva Mabelle
Wed Apr 14 2021

How I Named My Baby: Jeneva Mabelle

Kinda and Charles Saunders welcomed their sixth child in 2021 — a daughter named Jeneva Mabelle. We interview Kinda about family names, decision-making strategies, and how to name a daughter when you've already used all your favorite girl names.
How I Named My Baby: Pippa Georgia Bea
Wed Mar 31 2021

How I Named My Baby: Pippa Georgia Bea

Rebecca and Mat Norman welcomed their third child, a daughter named Pippa Georgia Bea, at the end of 2020. We chat with Rebecca about how they chose the baby name Pippa for their little girl.
How I Named My Babies: Rosie Cynthia & Ramsey Terrance
Thu Mar 18 2021

How I Named My Babies: Rosie Cynthia & Ramsey Terrance

Hayley and Brad welcomed their twins Rosie Cynthia and Ramsey Terrance in April of 2020. We talked with Hayley, who told us all about how she and Brad chose twin names for their babies Rosie and Ramsey.
How I Named My Baby: Magnus Gabriel Nicholas
Wed Feb 17 2021

How I Named My Baby: Magnus Gabriel Nicholas

Imogen and Nick Gater welcomed their son Magnus Gabriel Nicholas on August 23, 2020. In this interview, Imogen answers our questions about how she and her husband chose the baby name Magnus for their little boy.
How I Named My Baby: Cosmo Nuri
Wed Feb 03 2021

How I Named My Baby: Cosmo Nuri

Allison Young and Russell Richardson adopted their son Cosmo Nuri Young Richardson from Korea in September 2020. In this interview, Allison tells us how they chose the name Cosmo for their newest family member.
How I Named My Baby: Henrietta Beatrice
Wed Jan 20 2021

How I Named My Baby: Henrietta Beatrice

Emma and John Parker chose the baby name Henrietta Beatrice for their daughter, born in September of 2020. Here, Emma shares her name story.
How I Named My Baby: Eben Frank Dennis
Wed Jan 06 2021

How I Named My Baby: Eben Frank Dennis

Lily Whymark, a document controller, and Ryan Coulson, a design engineer, live in Kent, UK. They welcomed their first child, a son named Eben Frank Dennis Coulson, on July 13, 2020. Here, Lily answer’s our questions about how she and Ryan named Eben. When did you know you found “The Name?” As soon as we […]
How I Named My Baby: Zara Tiger
Wed Dec 23 2020

How I Named My Baby: Zara Tiger

Olivia and Rob chose the fashionable and rare baby name Zara Tiger for their daughter, born in 2019. We talk to Olivia about the baby name process.
How I Named My Baby: Atlas Rose
Wed Nov 25 2020

How I Named My Baby: Atlas Rose

Miami couple Evelyn Woodbridge and Chris Lopez share how they chose the baby name Atlas Rose for their daughter, born this past March.
How I Named My Baby: Callahan Bay
Wed Nov 11 2020

How I Named My Baby: Callahan Bay

Courtney Williams and Steven Jackson chose the meaningful baby name Callahan Bay for their daughter. Here, Courtney answers our questions about the process.
How I Named My Babies: Nico Gianna & Jasper Graham
Wed Oct 28 2020

How I Named My Babies: Nico Gianna & Jasper Graham

Alanna Shore, stay-at-home parent, and her husband Keith, artist and art director of Mikkeller Beer, live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with their four children. In May they welcomed their latest arrivals, twins named Nico Gianna and Jasper Graham. Here, Alanna shares the story of how she and Keith named their babies. How long did it […]
How I Named My Baby: David Alfred Gabriel
Wed Oct 14 2020

How I Named My Baby: David Alfred Gabriel

To celebrate her son’s first birthday, name expert and Nameberry editor Clare Green shares how she chose the baby name David Alfred Gabriel for her son.
How I Named My Baby: Calla Grace
Wed Sep 30 2020

How I Named My Baby: Calla Grace

Moms Jodie and Andrina chose the baby name Calla Grace for their now nine-month-old daughter. Jodie talks to us about the process of choosing Calla’s name.