News on Naming Characters, Pets, and Other Non-Babies

pet names
September 22nd, 2020

Pets Look Like Their Names

By Sophie Kihm

According to recent data, most people match pet names to personality or looks. We have names for dogs and cats of all sizes, colors, and personalities.

character names
September 8th, 2020

Character Names Create Great Stories

By Pamela Redmond

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.

Little Women names
December 26th, 2019

Little Women Sets New Name Trends

By Pamela Redmond

The new Little Women movie is sure to set lots of style trends, including one for names from its Civil War era, particularly Jo and Louisa.

top dog names
December 8th, 2019

2019’s Top Dog Names Revealed

By Sophie Kihm

Rover has reported on the top pet names of 2019, and Bella and Max lead the pack once again! All of the top names for dogs of both genders are human names this year. Such popular baby names as Lily and Milo have joined the Top 10 for dogs, while popular dog names such as […]

Winter Weather Baby Names
December 3rd, 2019

New Winter Storm Names Set Cool Tone

By Sophie Kihm

The 2019-2020 roster of winter storm names, as chosen by The Weather Channel, are a fashionable bunch. The choices range from charming vintage names, including Mabel and Pearl, to contemporary favorites, such as Kade and Nash.

September 30th, 2019

What Did You Name Your Car?

By Sophie Kihm

For National Name Your Car Day, Sophie Kihm shares her auto-biography.

June 11th, 2019

23 Cool New TV Girl Names: Prairie and Peach

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Some really interesting and unusual names found on girl TV characters this year.

April 15th, 2019

Dog Names: Don’t Name Your Dog Duke!

By Sophie Kihm

100 cooler substitutes for the most popular male dog names. Benno for Benji!

female dog names
April 14th, 2019

Pet Names: Bye-bye Bella!

By Sophie Kihm

Cool replacements for the Top 100 girl dog names.

March 28th, 2019

Cool Character Names: 44 Great Girl Names from Novels

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Great baby name inspiration for girls can be found in 21st century novels.