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Place Names: Coolest island names now

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Place names are an increasingly well traveled category of baby names, including continents (Asia), countries (India), states (Georgia), cities (Adelaide) and even boroughs (Brooklyn)–and the subject of today’s post..

With August half over and the days of summer dwindling down to a precious few, our thoughts drift to place names that connote the calm, peaceful image of an isolated retreat surrounded by the sea. You could use one of the iterations of the word itself—Isla, Isola, Illa—or you could consider one of these lovely island names.

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66 Fragrant Flower Names

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Everyone loves flower names. And think of the infinite variety there would be if we added some French flair or Latin rhythm to the mix. A a whole new international garden of possibilities out there!

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Unique Boy Names

a Name Sage post by: Abby View all Name Sage posts

They like unique boy names and are thinking of naming their new son Oak. But much as they love the name, there are some challenges that might push them in a different direction.

Chantel writes:

We are team green for baby #3, due in October. We currently have one of each: Elowyn Magnolia and Arthur Jack Ruger. Our girl name is picked out, but we’re having a harder time choosing for a boy.

Our son’s first two names are honor names. Ruger is a fun little add-on.

Right now, we are thinking Oak Garcia Crockett if it’s a boy. I also like Wulfric, Walton, Hendrix, Indigo, Harrison, Floyd, Ruben, Morrison, and Merritt as middle names. And I’m wavering on Oak. We know we won’t use Oaklee or Oakley.

Mostly I’m wondering: is Oak too similar, as we often call our older son Arthur Jack. And should we use a longer middle name, or just stick with two middles again?

I would love a few more suggestions to think about!

The Name Sage replies:

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Gem Names: The hot new name category

by Sophie Kihm

Gem names are a hot category in baby names right now, with many of them shooting up the popularity charts. They’ve even been embraced for boys—Onyx was one of the fastest-rising boys’ names in 2018.

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Sunny Names for Leo Babies

By E. Wittig

Last week we took a deep dive into the Leo family of names. Now we look at inspirational appellations for the baby born in this period which move way beyond Leo and Leonie.

Leo baby names must suit a child who is destined to be charismatic, self-assured, fun, and adventurous. Leo people, born from July 23rd to August 22nd, don’t like to be bored or end up in second place. Along with the emblematic lion, Leo sign is symbolized by fire, the sun, and the colors gold, red, and yellow, all good inspirations for names for your Leo baby.

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