Name Problems and Disputes News

naming a last baby
February 21st, 2020

How to Name a Last Baby

By Emma Waterhouse

Naming a last baby can be a struggle. Honor name, or longtime love? A third B name, or break the pattern? Here are our top tips for naming a final child.

baby name struggle
February 10th, 2020

The Art of the (Baby Name) Breakup

By Laura Dunphy

Baby name struggle? You’re not alone. Top tips from our resident baby name relationship counselor on how to break up with those on-off name loves in style!

Divisive Baby Names
December 2nd, 2019

Study Ranks Most Controversial Names

By Sophie Kihm

A British parenting website has determined the UK’s Top 10 most divisive names for girls and boys. Chloe tops the charts on the girls’ side, with parents arguing over whether it is “sophisticated and upmarket” or “downmarket and Essex.” Jaxon and spelling variation Jaxxon were most controversial for boys. Parents in favor claim the name is “sharp and contemporary,” while critics assert it’s “not spelled properly.”

November 25th, 2019

Banned Baby Names: Iceland Rejects Lucifer

By Emma Waterhouse

Add Lucifer to the long list of baby names banned in Iceland. According to a report from Iceland Monitor, the controversial choice was recently rejected by the Icelandic Naming Committee after parents tried to give it to their newborn son.

November 12th, 2019


By Laura Dunphy

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 […]

July 2nd, 2019

Baby Naming Battles: They Don’t Agree on Anything

By Abby Sandel

They’re the baby battlers – the couple thrilled to be expecting, but struggling to find any one single name that they can agree on. Let’s help them find a great name for their son that they can both like. Annie writes: We are expecting a son in November, and my husband and I are in […]

May 29th, 2019

Baby Name Dilemmas and Sane Celeb Choices…

By Clare Green

This week’s baby name news includes starbabies, international and occupational names, baby name dilemmas and much more.

March 5th, 2019

Baby Boy Names: Strong Classics

By Abby Sandel

Our Name Sage seeks a strong classic baby boy name for Charlie’s little brother.

February 19th, 2019

Popular Girl Names: Lost in the La-Crowd

By Abby Sandel

Is Lyla too much like other La-la names? See what the Name Sage thinks!

February 14th, 2019

Baby Name Battles and How to Solve Them

By Clare Green

This week’s baby name news includes solutions to your most common naming dilemmas, an Irish name you’ve probably never heard before, the most popular names in all four corners of the USA, and more!