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January 13th, 2020

Top Telegraph Names of 2019 Released

By Emma Waterhouse

Welcome to the world, Paloma Violet Sheherazade and Hippolyte Jean Simon! British broadsheet newspaper The Telegraph is famed for its wonderful, whimsical, oh-so-British baby name announcements. There’s even a long-running Nameberry Forums thread dedicated to the subject.

January 11th, 2020

New Zealand Declines Royal Title Baby Names

By Sophie Kihm

Sorry, Kim and Kanye—Saint doesn’t fly as a baby name in New Zealand. A press release from New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs revealed the baby names rejected by the government in 2019.

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January 6th, 2020

New International Names Enter America’s Lexicon

By Pamela Redmond

New international names are entering the American lexicon from around the world at an ever-faster pace, as parents look for names that connect to their countries of origin or ancestral heritage. Muhammad and Aaliyah, in all their different spellings, made the US Top 10 last year for the first time, according to one parenting website.

January 5th, 2020

Sneak Peek: Scotland’s Top Baby Names of 2019

By Emma Waterhouse

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has just released its provisional baby name data for 2019! As usual, it’s a gloriously eclectic mix of fashionable British favorites and gorgeous Gaelic gems.

December 18th, 2019

Celtic Baby Names SOS

By Abby Sandel

The Name Sage to the rescue: Helping this family with very specific specifications!

December 17th, 2019

Unique Baby Names: Fresh From the Faroes

By Emma Waterhouse

What’s hot in the Faroe Islands? Well… not much, if you’re talking about the weather! This autonomous Danish territory, located in the North Atlantic about halfway between Norway and Iceland, reaches a mean temperature of just 50°F during the summer months. But if it’s unique and unconventional baby names you’re interested in, the recently released […]

December 12th, 2019

Time To Be More Greta!

By Emma Waterhouse

Greta Thunberg: TIME Person of the Year 2019 92 years ago, TIME magazine named American aviator Charles Lindbergh its first “Man of the Year”. Fast-forward to 2019, and not only has the feature been renamed “Person of the Year”, but it’s been announced that the chosen candidate this year is a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl from Stockholm.

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December 2nd, 2019

Japan Announces New Top Baby Names

By Sophie Kihm

Japan’s top baby names for 2019 are Rin for girls and Ren for boys, according to a new list released by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.

November 25th, 2019

Banned Baby Names: Iceland Rejects Lucifer

By Emma Waterhouse

Add Lucifer to the long list of baby names banned in Iceland. According to a report from Iceland Monitor, the controversial choice was recently rejected by the Icelandic Naming Committee after parents tried to give it to their newborn son.

November 14th, 2019

Celebrity Baby Names: News of the week

By Emma Waterhouse

This week’s celebrity baby name news includes two routes to standout starbaby names, plus there’s the trend for human-sounding brand names, and a look at the fleeting phenomenon that is baby name popularity in the 21st century.