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

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.

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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 […]

November 14th, 2019

Celebrity Baby Names: News of the week

By Emma Waterhouse

This week’s celebrity baby name news includes two routes to standout starbaby names, plus there’s the trend for human-sounding brand names, and a look at the fleeting phenomenon that is baby name popularity in the 21st century.

November 12th, 2019


By Pamela Redmond

By Laura Dunphy It started with a search for a carry-on bag in a boutique where totes and suitcases and travel pouches perched on exquisitely-lit museum pedestals. I picked up a rectangular prism of perfect proportions and inhaled the musk of its crisp leather accents when a saleswoman appeared at my shoulder.  “Let me know […]

October 2nd, 2019

Unisex Names: and other baby name news of the week

By Clare Green

This week’s baby name news includes popular gender-neutral names, trends in South Africa, and what it’s like to share a name with someone famous.

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!

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.