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March 14th, 2020

Surname Baby Names Welcome the Next Wave

By Clare Green

Surname baby names go far beyond Carson and Cooper. Here are 30 fresh alternatives.

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January 25th, 2020

Today’s Middle Names Don’t Even Need to Be Names

By Clare Green

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s choice of Wildflower for one of their daughter’s middle names highlights a trend toward meaningful non-names in the middle.

November 20th, 2019

Long Middle Names for Girls

By Abby Sandel

The Name Sage meets the challenge of finding just the right middle name to blend with the short choice of Lia.

surname trends
November 17th, 2019

New Baby Surname Trends

By Pamela Redmond

Giving babies surnames that don’t belong to either parent is growinbg trend, with mashup surnames and invented names on the increase.

September 17th, 2019

Surname Names for Boys: Help wanted!

By Abby Sandel

The Name Sage is called upon to help find a boy name for this family’s sixth child. Check out her suggestions and vote on the poll!

August 20th, 2019

Girl Middle Names: What’s best for Gracie?

By Abby Sandel

The Name Sage throws out a fun challenge: What’s the best middle name for Gracie? Enter the poll!

August 13th, 2019

Starbaby Predictions: First and middles

By Sophie Kihm

Sophie’s latest starbaby predictions include her choices for such A-listers as Anne Hathaway and Natalie Imbruglia.

August 5th, 2019

Nickname in the News: Hal

By Linda Rosenkrantz

The focus is on celebrity nickname pick Hal, thanks to Jenna Bush Hager.

July 30th, 2019

Coolest Short Middle Names for Girls

By Clare Green

Some of the newest and coolest short middle names for girls–and they all rhyme with May!

June 4th, 2019

Seeking a Traditional but Modern Boy Name

By Abby Sandel

The Name Sage guides Elliott Thatcher’s mom towards a traditional yet modern name for his little brother.