This week’s news includes dramatic word names, on-trend starbaby arrivals, and new popularity lists from the US, Canada and beyond.
Their love of science fiction and fantasy literature has inspired two great names. Let’s help them choose something with just as much magic for their third child!
We’re expecting our third baby and having a great deal of difficulty picking a name.
We have a literary theme going with our kids: Ender Grey and Lyra Yvaine. We hope to continue the tradition by also naming this one after strong literary figures from science fiction and fantasy. It’s no secret that we prefer unusual names, and we also want everyone in the family to have a unique first initial.
Our surname is unusual, and starts with an S, so names that end with an ‘s’ or ‘x’ sound don’t work.
Names we’ve considered include: Doyle (family name) Xavier, nickname Dex, but my husband doesn’t like Doyle or Xavier on their own. I love Arietta/Arrietty, but he only likes the nickname Ari. Names I like but he does not: Odette, Maeve, Rue, Taran, Thorin, Gawain. Names he likes, but I’m not on board: Ione, Ryker.
Are there any names that you or the nameberry community can think of that might fit the bill?
The Name Sage replies:
By Sophie Kihm
The new year brought with it a barrage of celebrity pregnancy announcements. We’re starting off 2019 strong with A-listers like Gordon Ramsay and Kobe Bryant adding little ones to their (already large) families. Other notables like Andy Cohen and Katy Tur are each going to welcome their first child this year. And of course, what is going to be one of the most hotly anticipated baby names 2019, the Kardashian West baby. Yes, North, Saint, and Chicago are getting another sibling, and he or she is going to have an unconventional name to match. So start placing your bets now (and maybe take out your dictionary), because we’ve got an eventful year ahead of us.