How I Named My Baby
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.
Wed Oct 19 2022
How I Named My Baby: Clover June Isobel
Brooke and Jeshua — New Zealand natives, now New Yorkers — initially thought they wanted an S name for their baby girl, but fell in love with the name Clover for its lucky, lovely associations. We talk to Brooke about Kiwi naming style.
Wed Oct 05 2022
How I Named My Babies: Rhodes Upton, Banks Hazard & Ziggy Lake
When Allo and Drew found out they were expecting two sets of twins — due one week apart — they needed to come up with combos quickly. Their "triplets" ended up as Rhodes Upton, Banks Hazard, and Ziggy Lake — distinctive and modern names that fit Allo and Drew's values.
Wed Sep 21 2022
How I Named My Baby: Larsen Jean
Justin and Mark knew their daughter's name would be Larsen Jean even before she was a possibility. Larsen was inspired by a family story of friendship during WWII, and Jean a postwar love story. We speak with Justin about naming his daughter, as well as the characters in his new musical The Ladies Man.
Wed Sep 07 2022
How I Named My Baby: Colibrí Meraki
For Lyjah and Davante, their daughter's name was fateful. Colibrí — meaning "hummingbird" in French — is a meaningful symbol to Lyjah. Meraki — Greek for “to do something with love, creativity, and soul” — fit their passionate, creative family values.
Wed Aug 24 2022
How I Named My Baby: Bear Anthony
Jennie and Kristian wanted a short, punchy name with attitude for their baby — the son of two radio presenters. The final decision? Bear Anthony, chosen for its animal ties, flexibility, and memorability.
Wed Aug 10 2022
How I Named My Baby: Millie Sakura
Saya and James needed a name for their American daughter that represented their Japanese and British nationalities. Millie Sakura was the perfect choice — easy to pronounce in Japanese, distinctly English, and connected to her birthday, Cherry Blossom Day.
Wed Jul 27 2022
How I Named My Baby: Brighton Dove
Carly and John Paul Elias wanted to find the perfect bright and cheerful name for their sunny California girl. What better than Brighton Dove? We talk to Carly about naming her daughter, raising Cali kids, and the most interesting names from her family tree.
Wed Jul 13 2022
How I Named My Baby: Hugo Kyle
Ashley and Peyton needed a special name for their long-awaited son, and Dad was up to the task. Peyton searched high and low for a name with the right gravitas and shine for their little boy — we talked to him and Ashley about naming Hugo.
Wed Jun 29 2022
How I Named My Baby: Penny Mae
Single Mom by Choice Laurie Baker welcomed her daughter Penny Mae in March. While Penny's name was Laurie's decision alone, she enlisted opinions and advice from friends and family — and ultimately gleaned inspiration from them as well.
Wed Jun 15 2022
How I Named My Baby: Rozella Jayne
Author Georgia Clark and her wife, business advisor Lindsay Ratowsky had the perfect name nailed down before their daughter was even a possibility. Rozella Jayne is a magical combination of family and cultural significance via both of her moms. We talk to Georgia about Rozella's name story and character names in her new novel, Island Time.
Wed Jun 01 2022
How I Named My Baby: Yani Rose
Desiree and Eduardo put a modern spin on their mothers' names for their daughter's name, Yani Rose. It's a perfect blend of her Puerto Rican and Mexican heritage — carrying on the stories of her ancestors.
Wed May 18 2022
How I Named My Baby: Aden Parker
Artists Maxi and Austin wanted something a little different when looking for a name for their son. They ultimately decided on an uncommon spelling of a common name: Aden. For these aesthetes, the visual change gave Aden a new and unique style.
Wed May 04 2022
How I Named My Baby: Kinsley Arin
Jasmine and Kevin combined two family traditions with their daughter's name — Kinsley Arin Wiggins. Her KAW initials are passed down from her father, and Arin is based on a family name from Jasmine's side. We talk to Jasmine and Kevin about Kinsley's name story.
Wed Apr 20 2022
How I Named My Baby: Lark Berens Hall
Chef and author Abra Berens and musician Erik Hall set up benchmarks for success in baby naming. They wanted a rare name, something androgynous, and ideally related to nature. Inspiration struck, and they landed on the perfect name for their son: Lark. Abra shares his name story with us.
Wed Apr 06 2022
How I Named My Baby: Salem Tate
Allison and Jacob honor loved ones through each of their children's names, but their top girl name, Salem, had no family connections. Until a fateful birthday, that is. We spoke to Allison about Salem's name story.
Wed Mar 23 2022
How I Named My Baby: Quest Aiko
Kris and Noah Romero choose meaningful names for their children that reflect their family's values and love of hip hop. When they found out they were expecting their fifth child, it was clear his or her name would be Quest. We talk to Noah and Kris about their daughter's name story.
Wed Mar 09 2022
How I Named My Babies: Elise Caroline, Jude Joseph, & Lillian Laine
When they found out they were expecting triplets, Jennifer and Jason Edgar were up to the challenge of naming three babies at once. They ultimately landed on Elise Caroline, Jude Joseph, and Lillian Laine, with each baby having an honor name. Jennifer shares the triplets' name story with us.
Wed Feb 23 2022
How I Named My Baby: Cyrus Canyon
Lauren and Amir chose the perfect name for their daughter, Jasper Julietta. How could they follow it up, especially when great boy names are so hard to come by? A nod to Dad's Persian heritage and their new hometown in Arizona led to the ideal name for their son: Cyrus Canyon. Lauren shares Cyrus's name story with us.
Wed Feb 09 2022
How I Named My Baby: Osric Theo Peregine
After three girls, Anna and Ian knew their first — and only — son's name had to be special. They named him Osric Theo Peregrine, a name with ties to history, heritage, and hobbies. Anna gave us all the details when we spoke about Osric's name story.
Wed Jan 26 2022
How I Named My Baby: Olive Rebecca
For North Dakota couple Anna and Mitchell, naming their second daughter was a breeze. They decided on Olive Rebecca — two family names — before they were even pregnant, and kept it secret from the honorees. But what happened when their older daughter, Mara spilled the beans? We talk to Anna about Olive's name story.
Wed Jan 12 2022
How I Named My Baby: True Luck
Chelle and Chris knew they wanted a word name for their third son, but went into his birth with 1000 names they didn't like very much — hardly a shortlist! After a lucky birth en caul, his name soon became clear — True Luck. Chelle tells us more about True's name story.