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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.

My Name, My Story: Zara
Thu Sep 30 2021

My Name, My Story: Zara

Guest writer Zara Zong tells the story of the names she was given, in China and America, and the name she chose for herself.
British Names: the Ultimate Guide
Sun Sep 12 2021

British Names: the Ultimate Guide

If you love all things British — or are a proud Brit yourself — these are the names for you. Our ultimate guide covers what's currently popular in the UK, quirky British favorites and trends like double-barreled names, starbabies, royal babies and more. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!
Hipster Cowboy Names Buck Tradition
Wed Sep 08 2021

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.
15 Cool Country Boy Names For Your Little Cowboy
Sat Sep 04 2021

15 Cool Country Boy Names For Your Little Cowboy

Our favorite country boy names capture the spirit of the American West: places and landscapes, cowboys and pioneers, and country music too.
Cool, Unique Saints’ Names Have Faith and Form
Sat Aug 07 2021

Cool, Unique Saints’ Names Have Faith and Form

There are so many saints' names beyond the obvious; here are some that are both unusual and cool.
Badass Princess Names
Wed Aug 04 2021

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.
Old Man Names Get a New Lease of Life
Sun Aug 01 2021

Old Man Names Get a New Lease of Life

Old man names for babies are finally following their female counterparts into the spotlight. Find out where your name style falls on the cool-clunky scale!
Doll Names: Traveling Back in Time
Tue Jul 27 2021

Doll Names: Traveling Back in Time

Through the years, from Barbara Lou to Barbie, dolls' ID tags have said a lot about name trends.
Blue Jean Baby Names Provide Comfort
Mon Jul 26 2021

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.
Spiritual Baby Names: Buddhism-Inspired Choices for the Peaceful Child
Sat Jul 10 2021

Spiritual Baby Names: Buddhism-Inspired Choices for the Peaceful Child

Enlightened choices drawn from the spiritual practice of Buddhism, from new favorites like Bodhi to rarities like Moksha and Om.
Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock
Fri Jul 09 2021

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.
Cancer Baby Names Make a Splash
Tue Jun 22 2021

Cancer Baby Names Make a Splash

Cancer baby names reference the summer season, the Moon, and water. Consider one of these lovable names for your sweet and sensitive Cancer child.
Dad Names Get a Reboot
Sat Jun 19 2021

Dad Names Get a Reboot

Happy Fathers' Day! If you're a new parent you might not know how much boy names have moved on since you were at school. To inspire you, we've updated favorites of the 1980s and 90s (in other words, Dad Names) for a new generation.
Gemini Baby Names Shine Bright
Tue May 18 2021

Gemini Baby Names Shine Bright

Gemini baby names have a brilliance about them. Much like people born under the sign of the twins, names for Gemini babies are smart and sparkling.
100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children
Sat Apr 24 2021

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).
Taurus Names Embrace Earthiness
Tue Apr 20 2021

Taurus Names Embrace Earthiness

Taurus baby names reference the earth, spring, the color green, the flower violet, and the meaning strength, all symbols for the sign of Taurus.
Unique Unisex Names for Boys
Sat Apr 17 2021

Unique Unisex Names for Boys

Looking for a boy name that's stylish without shouting masculinity? These names are both unisex and rare, going beyond gender and standing out in their own right.
Royal Baby Names Rule
Thu Apr 15 2021

Royal Baby Names Rule

Our ultimate guide to royal names! Discover popular and classic names fit for a king or queen, see what today’s princely parents are naming their children, and check out more names with regal meanings.
April Baby Names Bring Us Down to Earth
Thu Apr 01 2021

April Baby Names Bring Us Down to Earth

April baby names are grounding and remind us of the natural elements of life and seasonal celebrations. We give you the best names for April babies in our full guide.
Aries Baby Names Catch Fire
Tue Mar 23 2021

Aries Baby Names Catch Fire

Aries baby names are hot hot hot! Much like the people born with an Aries sun sign, names for Aries babies possess moxie, courage, and whole lot of fire.
Feminist Baby Names Empower Girls and Boys
Sat Mar 20 2021

Feminist Baby Names Empower Girls and Boys

This is what a feminist name looks like. If you’re searching for a name that represents your feminist values, or inspired by a strong independent woman, this is our guide to names that will smash the patriarchy.
Fanciful Girl Names Go Over-the-Top
Thu Feb 25 2021

Fanciful Girl Names Go Over-the-Top

Fanciful girl names are long, feminine, and on the rise. We look at the top elaborate names for girls, as well as over-the-top choices that nobody is using.
Mardi Gras Names Let The Good Times Roll!
Tue Feb 16 2021

Mardi Gras Names Let The Good Times Roll!

A parade of names celebrating the fun and pageantry of the New Orleans carnival, and all things Louisiana. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Hipster Baby Names Are So Uncool, They’re Cool
Thu Jan 14 2021

Hipster Baby Names Are So Uncool, They’re Cool

Hipster baby names are unusual, trend-defying choices that get style points for just how quirky or out of style they are. In 2021, we’re ushering in a new generation of names that qualify.
Baby Names That Mean Red
Thu Jan 07 2021

Baby Names That Mean Red

Names that mean red were the prime requirement for my baby name search. Here are some options for boys, girls, and both.