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challenging family traditions
November 18th, 2020

Challenging Family Traditions

By Abby Sandel

Challenging family traditions can make naming a child even harder! The Name Sage talks through an expectant mom’s best options for finding a compromise.

confronting name regret
November 4th, 2020

Confronting Name Regret

By Abby Sandel

They’ve brought their new baby home, but now they’re confronting name regret. Let’s work through their best options for re-naming their daughter. But should they re-spell her name, use her middle, or start fresh entirely?

great nicknames for classic boy names
October 21st, 2020

Great Nicknames Shorten Classic Favorites

By Abby Sandel

Great nicknames can transform a solid classic into a cuddly name for a child – and still leave plenty of room to grow! Kalli and her family have used this strategy to name their daughters. Now let’s help them find an equally great nickname/formal name combination for a son. What goes with Lulu, Millie, and Georgie?

narrowing down your name list
October 7th, 2020

Narrowing Down Your Name List

By Abby Sandel

Narrowing down your name list can be the hardest part! Let’s help Jessie choose the right name for Eloise June’s new sister from her top favorites: Annabelle, Marceline, and Sylvie.

celebrity name theft
September 23rd, 2020

Handling Celebrity Name Theft

By Abby Sandel

The Name Sage weighs in on a case of celebrity name theft. They’ve long planned to name their new daughter Lyra. With just weeks to go, does Ed Sheeran’s announcement change their plans?

rare Celtic girl names
September 9th, 2020

Finding Rare Celtic Girl Names

By Abby Sandel

They’re bold baby namers, but finding rare Celtic girl names for their new daughter has them stumped. Should they venture into other categories of names, or is there something they haven’t considered that works with Mairead and Fergus?

casual cute boy names
August 27th, 2020

Searching for Casual Cute Boy Names

By Abby Sandel

They know their style: casual, cute boy names. But her favorite choice for a son might be too different. Should they name their baby boy Dill? The Name Sage says probably not, and helps them find more boy names with the same homespun vibe.

vintage boy names
August 12th, 2020

Choosing Vintage Boy Names

By Abby Sandel

They agree on vintage boy names, and yet can’t agree on The Name for this baby! If it’s a girl, she’ll be Sylvie Rae Scott. But what would you choose for Blythe Norah’s little brother?

bold boy names
July 15th, 2020

Bold Boy Names: A Brother for Wolfie

By Abby Sandel

She loves bold boy names. He has his doubts. They compromised with Alexander “Wolfie” Wolfgang for their first son, but now it’s time to name his brother and they’re stuck. Time to ask the Name Sage.

unisex twin names
July 1st, 2020

Choosing Unisex Twin Names

By Abby Sandel

They’d love to find unisex twin names – traditional firsts and middles with gender-netural nicknames – for their boy/girl twins on the way! Girl name options abound, so let’s help with boy name ideas.