Middle, Last and Nickname News

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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.

December 1st, 2019

Classic Baby Names Return to Nameberry

By Linda Rosenkrantz

A mix of classic and contemporary names in this month’s berrybaby arrivals, from Kenneth to Elodie.

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.

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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.

November 12th, 2019


By Laura Dunphy

By Laura Dunphy It started with a search for a carry-on bag in a boutique where totes and suitcases and travel pouches perched on exquisitely-lit museum pedestals. I picked up a rectangular prism of perfect proportions and inhaled the musk of its crisp leather accents when a saleswoman appeared at my shoulder.  “Let me know […]

November 7th, 2019

Newest Baby Names: October Berrybabies

By Linda Rosenkrantz

The latest baby names announced on Nameberry include girls named Verity and Anouk and boys name Barnabas and Sullivan.

October 9th, 2019

Celebrity Baby Names: Valentine and Valentina

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes announcements from two 90s pop icons, girls’ names honoring men, and spelling and pronunciation quandaries.

October 6th, 2019

Brilliant Baby Names: Evangeline, Winry and Woods

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Some of the brilliant baby names that appeared on Nameberry’s Birth Announcement Forum in September included Evangeline Lark Yael and Woods Calloway.

September 25th, 2019

Baby Name Trends: Names on the rise

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes baby name trends, the fastest-rising names of the last five years, cute and clever nicknames for girls, and names you’ve never heard before from Scandinavia and South Africa.

September 23rd, 2019

15 Cool Country Boy Names

By Clare Green

Cool country boy names capture the spirit of the American West: places and landscapes, cowboys and pioneers, and country music too.