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The news stories and features here focus on image and baby names, including the latest research and analysis on how names appear to the outside world and how they affect their bearers.

What’s Your Thanksgiving Name?
Thu Nov 24 2022

What’s Your Thanksgiving Name?

Thanksgiving names are festive and traditional. Take our latest quiz and we'll tell you which name matches your Thanksgiving personality.
What's Your Halloween Name?
Mon Oct 31 2022

What's Your Halloween Name?

Celebrate the holiday with seasonal names for a Halloween baby, and a quiz to find out your own spooky Halloween name.
Hello, Cutie! Rare Vintage Girl Names Ending in -ie
Sat Oct 22 2022

Hello, Cutie! Rare Vintage Girl Names Ending in -ie

Love vintage girl nickname names like Sadie, Elsie, and Annie? There are many more that are equally charming, but much more uncommon now.
Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock
Fri Sep 30 2022

Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock

Cottagecore baby names embrace the vintage, wholesome aesthetic of the cottagecore movement. See our picks for the most bucolic names.
Hipster Cowboy Names Buck Tradition
Tue Sep 13 2022

Hipster Cowboy Names Buck Tradition

There are hipster baby names. Then there are cowboy names. But when the two meet, you have a whole different (and very fun) list: Hipster Cowboy Names.
The Best Badass Princess Names
Fri Sep 09 2022

The Best Badass Princess Names

The Badass Princess names are appealing not because of their sound or even their style, but because of their image. They're a little bit bad, a little bit good, and the perfect combination of both.
Elizabeth: The Name That Has Everything
Thu Sep 08 2022

Elizabeth: The Name That Has Everything

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who died today, a deeper look at her extraordinary name and its many amazing variations.
A Toddler's Eye View of Names
Sat Aug 20 2022

A Toddler's Eye View of Names

What can we learn about names from a 2-year-old? They're complicated, but fun, and carry no baggage.
Little Black Dress Names Are Always in Style
Fri Aug 19 2022

Little Black Dress Names Are Always in Style

Little black dress baby names ooze style and sophistication, but they do so with classically understated flair.
The Cutest Celebrity Baby Names
Wed Aug 17 2022

The Cutest Celebrity Baby Names

Cute celebrity baby names are getting even cuter. Recent starbaby arrivals have names like Sweetie, Honey, Buddy, Pepper, and Baby. We look at the cutest celebrity baby names of the past few years and examine what makes a baby name cute.
Blue Jean Baby Names Provide Comfort
Mon Aug 15 2022

Blue Jean Baby Names Provide Comfort

Some baby names are big, flashy, designer choices. And then there are the blue jean baby names: cozy, comfy, quiet, and eminently wearable in everyday life.
Unique Saint Names Have Faith and Form
Fri Aug 12 2022

Unique Saint Names Have Faith and Form

There are so many inspiring saint names beyond the obvious candidates. Here are a selection of favorites that are both unusual and stylish.
20 Most Controversial Baby Names
Mon Jul 25 2022

20 Most Controversial Baby Names

What are the most controversial baby names? Be it a polarizing style or a potentially problematic association, we polled our members to reveal the top names parents might just want to do more research into before choosing for their children...
Best O Names for Girls
Thu Jul 14 2022

Best O Names for Girls

Watch out, Olivia; here come Ophelia, Oona, Opal and other outstanding O names!
Best J Names for Boys
Fri Jul 08 2022

Best J Names for Boys

The very best boy names starting with the letter J, from Jacoby to Justice.
Best I Names for Girls
Thu Jul 07 2022

Best I Names for Girls

Vowel names have been fashionable for several years now, but while A, E, and O names predominate, we've had relatively few great girl names starting with I. Here are some of our favorite underappreciated names for girls that start with the letter I:
Waldorf Names: Whimsical and Wonderful
Sat Jul 02 2022

Waldorf Names: Whimsical and Wonderful

On the roster for Waldorf schools, you'll find children's names ticking many of the hottest trend boxes: names from nature and seasons, history and books, and classics hiding in plain sight. Discover the best names with this aesthetic — often ahead of the curve, sometimes way outside it.
Summer Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide
Tue Jun 21 2022

Summer Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide

Summer baby names call to mind long, lazy summer days spent soaking up nature in all its glory. Here, our ultimate guide to all things summer names: from the most popular to the most unique summer names for girls and boys.
Buddhist Names for a Peaceful Child
Sun Jun 12 2022

Buddhist Names for a Peaceful Child

Enlightened choices drawn from the spiritual practice of Buddhism, from new favorites like Bodhi to rarities like Moksha and Om.
I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular
Sat Jun 04 2022

I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular

Many parents worry that our favorite name is about to be the Next Big Thing. That's exactly what happened to Kathleen Donohoe and her husband, who named their son Liam shortly before it shot to the top of the charts. Find out why they have no regrets, and how Liam's name fits perfectly into the story of their family.
12 Best Beachy Names for Girls
Sat May 14 2022

12 Best Beachy Names for Girls

Looking for a name for a summertime baby girl that goes beyond the obvious choices? Here are 12 examples you probably haven't thought of.
Hillbilly Names Have Rugged Charm
Wed May 04 2022

Hillbilly Names Have Rugged Charm

Yesterday's hillbilly names are today's quirky cool cowboy names, beloved by hipster baby namers and those who love their rugged, outdoorsy appeal.
100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children
Sat Apr 30 2022

100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children

Can science fiction names work in this world too? You bet. Many of our favorite characters have wonderful names, whether classic or modern, that have inspired parents and even kicked off trends. Here are our top 100 sci-fi names for your little intergalactic hero(ine).
Ancient Roman Names For Modern Babies
Sat Apr 30 2022

Ancient Roman Names For Modern Babies

Find out how the Romans really named their children — and which names from ancient Rome are making a comeback today.
Soft Boy Names Are Sensitive And Strong
Mon Apr 25 2022

Soft Boy Names Are Sensitive And Strong

Soft boy names are the antidote to the hyper-macho names that have been trending in recent years. The new softer sound in male names reflects society's changing perception of masculinity.