Name Image News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Thu Jul 14 2022
Best O Names for Girls
Watch out, Olivia; here come Ophelia, Oona, Opal and other outstanding O names!
Fri Jul 08 2022
Best J Names for Boys
The very best boy names starting with the letter J, from Jacoby to Justice.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.