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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.

June 3rd, 2019

May Arrivals: Phoebe Wren & Susannah Sparrow

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Some gorgeous names among the May arrivals of our newest berrybabes.

May 20th, 2019

The Hottest Nickname Names of 2018

By Sophie Kihm

The royal Archie leads the nickname names heading up the popularity ladder.

May 15th, 2019

Lost Baby Names: Now Back on Track

By Clare Green

Names now on the SSA popularity list after a very long hiatus, from Dot to Atlantis.

May 8th, 2019

Surprise Name News of the Week: Archie Harrison

By Clare Green

Some long-awaited announcements in this week’s name news, including a royal baby, and new popularity charts from several countries!

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May 8th, 2019

New Royal Baby Name!

By Pamela Redmond

Archie! If that name for the newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the bookies’ odds at all, it was down there with Boris and Keith and all the other ridiculous ideas. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. It’s kind of perfect.

May 6th, 2019

Cool New Names: Cecily Plum and Lazlo Telemachus

By Linda Rosenkrantz

by Linda Rosenkrantz When I looked at all the cool new names posted on our Birth Announcement forum in April, I was struck not only by the actual choices (fabulous as always), but by the care, research and negotiations that shaped them. Take a look at the unique stories behind Juniper, Beckham, and Riven, for […]

April 10th, 2019

International Baby Names: Hottest in the UK, Poland and Japan

By Clare Green

This week’s name news includes international baby names popular in Japan, Hungary, Poland and the UK.

April 9th, 2019

Poetic Baby Names: 60+ Charming Choices

By Linda Rosenkrantz

To commemorate National Poetry Month, here are more than 60 poets’ names that make perfect baby names.