Wed Oct 20 2021
Name Sage: Third Boy Needs a Cool and Traditional Name
She had a long list of girl names ready to go. But it's a(nother) boy! Let's help them find a great name for Jack and Jude's new brother.
Wed Oct 06 2021
Name Sage: Naming a Sister for Nora Penelope
Nora Penelope is going to be a big sister! The Name Sage helps her parents find a traditional, slightly offbeat name for their new addition.
Wed Sep 15 2021
Name Sage: Naming a Sister for Harris and Jude
Lisa has two boys named Harris and Jude and doesn’t know where to begin naming a third child. What’s the right name for their new sister?
Wed Sep 01 2021
Name Sage: Debating Another A Name
Alexander and Aurora will soon have a new sister! But will her name begin with an A? Caroline's favorite name doesn't begin with an A, but she frets that she'll regret breaking the pattern.
Wed Aug 18 2021
Name Sage: Choosing Classic Names for Boy-Girl Twins
Their family is growing, but their list of favorites is dwindling with each new arrival. Now they’re naming boy-girl twins and their list is pretty much blank! Time to ask the Name Sage for fresh ideas.
Wed Aug 04 2021
Name Sage: Strong Girl Names Like Margot
Imagine you had the perfect name picked out ... until your boss gave it to her daughter weeks before your due date! Holly and her husband are scrambling to find a strong girl's name they love every bit as much for their firstborn, and need our help.
Wed Jul 21 2021
Name Sage: Girl Names Tied to Symbols
Their daughters' names have built-in symbols: a moon for Luna James and a flower or bird for Lilia Wren. Now they're expecting a third girl, and need a great name with an equally appealing sign.
Wed Jul 07 2021
Name Sage: Vintage Boy Names to Match Esme
They were thinking of naming Esme’s sister Arden, Imogen, or Sabine. Except it’s a boy! Now they’re back to square one, and asking the Name Sage for some different-but-not-crazy options for their son.
Wed Jun 16 2021
Name Sage: Defining Classic Girl Names
They know they love classics with cute nicknames. But naming a sister for Benji and Will has proved more challenging than expected. Let’s help them find the perfect name – bonus points if the nickname is Elle/Nell.
Wed Jun 02 2021
Name Sage: A Sister for Sofia, Amalia, and Eloise
They're looking for girl names that work in Spanish and English to go with sisters Sofia, Amalia, and Eloise. This time, they'd love to find a non a-ending name. Bonus points for a literary tie-in, too! The Name Sage dreams up some choices for their new addition.
Wed May 19 2021
Name Sage: Japanese-inspired Names for Raiden and Renzo's Sister
They're living in Japan, so their new daughter's name needs to bridge two cultures - just like brothers Raiden and Renzo. Plus, they're hoping for something that feels meaningful to their family. The Name Sage tries to check all the boxes!
Wed May 05 2021
Name Sage: Finding a Dutch English Compromise for a Son
Westen’s little brother is here – and nameless! Should he be Silas or Willas? And if not one of those names, what works in Dutch as well as English – and goes with big brother Wes? The Name Sage weighs in with some fresh ideas, and thoughts on brokering a compromise.
Wed Apr 21 2021
Name Sage: The Cat Stole Our Baby Name
The arrival of a new family pet has upended their plans for what to name their new son. What's the best alternative to John-called-Jack? The Name Sage weighs in on this family's cat-astrophe.
Wed Apr 07 2021
Name Sage: Finding Dramatic and Unexpected Baby Names
When your first child is named Ravenna, her sibling (probably) won't be Ryan or Jane. The Name Sage weighs in on choices every bit as dramatic and unexpected for baby number two.
Wed Mar 24 2021
Name Sage: Matching Sibling Names ... or Not?
They love ancient Roman names, and chose Aurelia for their daughter. But now it’s time to name her sibling, and they’re at a crossroads. Do they stick with Latin-inspired names from way back when … or embrace some of their more modern favorites?
Wed Mar 10 2021
Name Sage: Replacing a Favorite Name
She knew honoring her grandfather Irv with the name Ivy would be perfect for their daughter. But her husband isn’t on board. Now what?
Wed Feb 24 2021
Name Sage: Debating a Name Theft Dilemma
One of their favorite boy names is already used – twice! – by families in her extended circle of friends. Now they’re debating a name theft dilemma: can Ezra still go on their list, or is it taken?
Wed Feb 10 2021
Name Sage: Spirited Names Match Imogene
They love quirky, vintage picks with plenty of energy. Their first daughter’s name is Imogene Hazel May. Now Imogene is going to be a big sister, and they need a spirited name to match! Time to ask the Name Sage for some fresh ideas.
Wed Jan 27 2021
Name Sage: Seeking Timeless Names
They’re not sure what to name their firstborn. But they’re certain the right name should be easy to spell and easily recognizable. Ideally, they’d love to choose timeless names, too. Sounds reasonable, but it’s more of a challenge than they expected!
Wed Jan 13 2021
Cool Boy Names Stand Out
He says Ziggy. She says Cam. When it comes to casual cool boy names, how different is too different? And what’s the best compromise name for their son? The Name Sage weighs in with some fresh possibilities that should please both parents.
Wed Dec 16 2020
Joyful Names Honor Grandma
They want to honor grandma with their new daughter’s name. Except grandma’s name? Gay. Time to reinvent this family name for the twenty-first century, either by meaning, sound, or some combination of both.
Wed Dec 02 2020
How Not to Steal a Baby Name
Two sisters, one favorite name for a daughter! The Name Sage talks about avoiding name theft in families. Plus, we’ll explore the positives of knowing your niece has a great name – even if it takes an option off your list.
Wed Nov 18 2020
Challenging Family Traditions
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.
Wed Nov 04 2020
Confronting Name Regret
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?
Wed Oct 21 2020
Great Nicknames Shorten Classic Favorites
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?