How I Named My Baby
Tue Oct 24 2023
How I Named My Baby by the Numbers
How I Named My Baby is wrapping up (for now!) and to mark the end of this series, we crunched the numbers on all things HINMB.
Wed Sep 20 2023
How I Named My Baby: Winnie Jean
Kimberly and Josh had an established system for naming their oldest daughters, Lux and Liv, but a third baby required a break in the pattern. A lucky find and a prophetic dream led them to Winnie Jean, the perfect name for their baby girl.
Wed Aug 30 2023
How I Named My Baby: Koda Florian
Under pressure to use family names, Cinthia and Ben bucked tradition and went with the modern and meaningful name Koda for their baby boy. Despite initial family pushback, everyone agrees that Koda Florian is the perfect name for their little osito.
Wed Aug 16 2023
How I Named My Baby: October Teddy
Michelle and Neil gave all of their children names with great stories, but were feeling stuck when it came to naming their son. That is, until they found the name October. A baseball connection for Dad and an Anne of Green Gables link for Mom made October the perfect choice for their baby boy.
Wed Aug 02 2023
How I Named My Baby: Kilmer Dove
Bethany C. Meyers and Nico Tortorella called their baby girl Kilmer Dove — a name bursting with family significance, spirit, and love. Here, we talk to Bethany and Nico about the process and poetry of naming their daughter.
Wed Jul 19 2023
How I Named My Baby: Pippen Carol
David Denker secretly loved the name Pippen ever since he was a teenager. Thankfully his wife, Courtney, liked it too! When David and Courtney found out they were expecting a little girl, Pippen was the only name they could imagine for their daughter.
Wed Jun 28 2023
How I Named My Baby: Cleo Cruize
Growing up with a prophetic name, Brittany Johnson always wanted her children to have a similar experience. She and Tyrice chose Cleo Cruize for their son, a name ripe with meaning, cultural history, honor, and prophecy.
Wed Jun 14 2023
How I Named My Baby: Esme Virginia
After an intellectual process in naming their oldest daughter, Louisa, Bailey and Jon were surprised that their second child's name was so intuitive. Their youngest, Esme Virginia Wu Wakelin, has a name just as meaningful as her older sister's, and it's still revealing some of its hidden connections.
Wed May 31 2023
How I Named My Babies: Lucia, Camila & Rafael
Amber and Esteban Rodriguez needed meaningful, cross-cultural names for their Mexican-American triplets. They chose Lucia Sara, Camila Deena, and Rafael Esteban — names that connect to their faith, family, and style.
Wed May 17 2023
How I Named My Baby: Aadya Dash
Bangladeshi-Canadians Puja and Partha looked to their daughter's due date to choose her name. Aadya, an epithet of the goddess Durga, was perfect for their baby girl, born right before the Durga Puja festival. Plus, it met all of their criteria for a modern, meaningful name.
Wed May 03 2023
How I Named My Baby: Arrow Lee
Arizona couple Sarah and Dave looked everywhere for baby name inspiration, but nothing was sticking until Sarah came across the poem "On Children" by Kahlil Gibran. A light bulb went off, and Sarah knew her son had to be Arrow, a symbolic and poetic name.
Wed Apr 19 2023
How I Named My Baby: Zeraphyn Miu
With sons named Zenith and Zephyr, Singapore couple Selina and Jeff needed an eye-catching Z name for their baby girl. They chose Zeraphyn Miu, an angelic name to balance out her feisty Year of the Tiger zodiac sign.
Wed Apr 05 2023
How I Named My Baby: Leni Jean
After three boys, Hannah and Matt needed a strong and spunky name for their daughter. They finally found Leni Jean, a cool and unique name that endured despite Hannah's cold feet, and made a splash on social media with her baby name guessing contest.
Wed Mar 22 2023
How I Named My Baby: Townes Sterling
Stevi and Matt Savage, ex-pats living in Mexico, needed a rare and round name to fit with their older children's: Rhodes and Paloma. By chance, they stumbled upon Townes — a perfect match in more ways than one!
Wed Mar 08 2023
How I Named My Baby: Laíla Brooke
After naming their first daughter Lariah Braé, Dr. Laria and Bradford Herod were looking for a B name for their second girl. But when they told Lariah about her almost-name, Laíla Brooke, she convinced them to go with their former favorite instead.
Wed Feb 22 2023
How I Named My Baby: Maverick James
Bret and Stephen always thought their firstborn would be named McCole — until they found Maverick. Despite being a modern name, Maverick has a family connection that Bret and Stephen couldn't pass up.
Wed Feb 08 2023
How I Named My Babies: Wesley Clark, Emma Colleen, Leah Evelyn & Nora Elizabeth
When Ashley and Lance found out they were having quadruplets, they knew they were in for a naming challenge! They chose classic names with family significance — Wesley Clark, Emma Colleen, Leah Evelyn, and Nora Elizabeth — perfectly paired with big sister Isla Hope.
Wed Jan 25 2023
How I Named My Baby: Maudette Eve
Francophile couple Marissa and Mark had a clear wishlist for a name — French roots, starts with M — but couldn't find a name they loved that met their criteria. That is, until Marissa combined two of their favorite names, Maude and Odette, to create Maudette — the perfect name for their baby girl.
Wed Jan 11 2023
How I Named My Baby: Georgie Rose
Alison and Zach searched popularity charts from around the world to find the perfect playful and punchy name for their daughter. They called her Georgie Rose, a name imbued with extra significance for its connection to the art world and Alison's childhood.
Wed Dec 28 2022
How I Named My Baby: Willamina Joy
After the death of their beloved cat Waffles, Jeanette and Jimmy knew they wanted to use a W name for their baby girl. They found Willamina — a modern rendition of a vintage name with the adorable nickname Billie.
Wed Dec 14 2022
How I Named My Baby: Adira Jane
Melia may be the namenerd in the family, but her wife Caroline was the one who found their daughter's name, Adira. The simple and strong name is a perfect fit for their family identity and little girl.
Wed Nov 30 2022
How I Named My Baby: Lucinda Maud
Rachel and Alex were down to a couple of names and looking for a sign to tell them which one would fit their daughter. When messages about Don Quixote appeared, they knew it was the sign to call their daughter Lucinda Maud.
Wed Nov 16 2022
How I Named My Baby: Spencer James
Clara and Alessandro faced a name dilemma — do they choose a Latinate name for their son to match his Brazilian and Italian heritage or a more American name that can be pronounced in all languages? They ultimately landed on Spencer James, which carries a fun connection to Clara's favorite TV show.
Fri Nov 04 2022
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Wed Nov 02 2022
How I Named My Baby: Sparrow Elizabeth
New Jersey couple Shannon and Tyler wanted their daughter to have a unique and aesthetically-pleasing name that matched their strong sense of style. Shannon's long-time favorite Sparrow rose to the top after signs that it was meant to be.