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Name News from the Arts & Pop Culture

The news stories here cover the latest names and name trends inspired by literature, music, art, film, and television.

Wes Anderson Baby Names Add Whimsy
Tue Oct 26 2021

Wes Anderson Baby Names Add Whimsy

Wes Anderson baby names are whimsical, meaningful, and incredibly iconic. We profile the most notable names from the auteur's universe and have a quiz for you to discover your Wes Anderson name.
Magical, Memorable Names from Ursula Le Guin
Thu Oct 21 2021

Magical, Memorable Names from Ursula Le Guin

When authors are name lovers too, magic happens. Sci-fi and fantasy author Ursula Le Guin was a grand master of naming, weaving them into her plots and creating unforgettable character names that could just make great baby names too.
Kylie Jenner's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Weighs In
Tue Sep 14 2021

Kylie Jenner's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Weighs In

Kylie Jenner's baby names are a source of much speculation in the celebrity baby names arena. Our Name Guru to the Stars predicts baby names for Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn, and more.
Photography Names Are Picture-Perfect
Tue Sep 07 2021

Photography Names Are Picture-Perfect

Though photography is one of the youngest art forms, there has been enough history to produce an aggregation of interesting names; from Ansel to Imogen to Zanele.
Scarlett Johansson's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Guesses
Tue Aug 10 2021

Scarlett Johansson's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Guesses

Rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson is pregnant — what will she name a sister or brother to Rose Dorothy? The Name Guru to the Stars predicts Freida Pinto, Gael García Bernal, Scarlett Johansson's baby names, and more.
Names Inspired by Tarot Cards
Fri Jul 02 2021

Names Inspired by Tarot Cards

There are 22 major arcana cards in the Tarot deck, each one associated with a name. Guest blogger Isadora Vega interprets tarot card names for us here.
Meghan and Harry's Royal Baby Name: Lilibet Diana!
Sun Jun 06 2021

Meghan and Harry's Royal Baby Name: Lilibet Diana!

She's here! Welcome to the latest royal baby, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. We have the inside scoop on her name.
Nick Cannon's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Predicts What's Next
Tue Apr 27 2021

Nick Cannon's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Predicts What's Next

Nick Cannon's baby names are bold and brand-new. What will he name his twin boys? Our Name Guru to the Stars makes her predictions, along with those for celebrities such as Kirsten Dunst, Tan France, and Macklemore.
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).
Baseball Names Hit It Out of the Park
Thu Apr 22 2021

Baseball Names Hit It Out of the Park

For the new Major League season, we pitch a long list of baseball-related names and nicknames, some more wearable than others.
Extravagant Boy Names Stand Out
Mon Mar 22 2021

Extravagant Boy Names Stand Out

Extravagant boy names and where to find them! A treasure trove of stand-out choices for bold baby namers and those looking for a dramatic name for a character or pet.
Name Guru to the Stars: Harry and Meghan's Baby Name
Mon Mar 08 2021

Name Guru to the Stars: Harry and Meghan's Baby Name

There's another royal baby on the way! Nameberry's Name Guru to the Stars shares her predictions for Harry and Meghan's baby name.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Baby Names Celebrate Legends
Sat Feb 20 2021

Rock ‘n’ Roll Baby Names Celebrate Legends

These groovy names pay tribute to classic rock legends, and their songs. From subtle Cecilia to unmistakable Elvis, they’ll get you moving to the beat.
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!
Princess Eugenie’s Baby Name? Outguess the Guru and Win $400
Fri Feb 12 2021

Princess Eugenie’s Baby Name? Outguess the Guru and Win $400

What is Princess Eugenie’s baby name? She and Jack Brooksbank have welcomed their first child, a son, but his name is still a mystery. Enter our contest to guess the royal baby name!
Name Guru to the Stars: Baby names for Emma Stone (and more!)
Tue Jan 12 2021

Name Guru to the Stars: Baby names for Emma Stone (and more!)

What will the latest expectant celebrities name their new arrivals? Our Name Guru to the Stars predicts Cassie, Pippa Middleton, and Emma Stone’s baby names. Plus more!
Bridgerton Names: Fantasy or historic reality?
Sat Jan 09 2021

Bridgerton Names: Fantasy or historic reality?

Bridgerton names are part of the Netflix series’ enthralling fantasy, but may not represent real early 19th century naming practices.
Name Guru to the Stars: Predicting the Seventh Hanson Baby Name
Fri Dec 04 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Predicting the Seventh Hanson Baby Name

We have the inside scoop on the sex of Natalie and Taylor Hanson’s seventh child, and our Name Guru to the Stars predicts the Hanson baby name. Plus, enter our contest for the chance to win $1000!
Brand Names Become Baby Names
Tue Nov 10 2020

Brand Names Become Baby Names

Brand name or baby name? They’re both! Take a look at the baby names that were inspired by popular brand names in 2019 — some of them might surprise you.
Vampire Names Bite Back!
Sat Oct 31 2020

Vampire Names Bite Back!

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to lift the lid on vampire baby names. It’s been a few years since we last covered them, and the vampire world — and the pool of fangtastic names — just keeps growing. When you’re naming a vampire, you have several options: Vampire-next-door names are for vampires […]
Name Guru to the Stars: Kit Harington, Meghan Trainor, and more!
Tue Oct 27 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Kit Harington, Meghan Trainor, and more!

Our Name Guru to the Stars has her predictions for Kit Harington’s baby name, as well as Meghan Trainor, Katharine McPhee, and more!
Top Baby Name Influencers 2020
Fri Oct 09 2020

Top Baby Name Influencers 2020

Stars and their children are the top baby name influencers of 2020. See the most influential celebrity-related names of the year, from Archie to Zendaya.
Name Guru to the Stars: Princess Eugenie’s Baby Names
Tue Sep 29 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Princess Eugenie’s Baby Names

Our Name Guru to the Stars is back with her expert predictions. This month, baby names for Princess Eugenie, Usher, Mandy Moore, and more!
Character Names Create Great Stories
Tue Sep 08 2020

Character Names Create Great Stories

I may be the world’s only novelist who’s also a name expert, which makes it doubly ironic that I was compelled to change my own character names. But when Darren Star, creator of Sex & the City, made a television show based on my novel Younger, he changed the name of my heroine Alice to […]
Name Guru to the Stars: Baby Names for Chrissy Teigen, Ed Sheeran, and more!
Tue Aug 25 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Baby Names for Chrissy Teigen, Ed Sheeran, and more!

Nameberry’s Name Guru to the Stars makes her expert predictions for the John Legend and Chrissy Teigen baby name, as well as Ed Sheeran and more!