Category: Name Problems and Disputes
By Abby Sandel
After ten years, our database is chock full of amazing names. But every parent faces the same challenge: how to whittle those nearly 70,000 choices down to just one single name – plus a middle or two – for your child?
As Nameberry’s resident Name Sage, I help families wrestle with these decisions all the time. Sometimes it’s about reconciling different styles, or thinking up fresh ideas.
But many times, the questions are bigger. What’s most important to our family? Who do we hope our children will become? And how can we find a name that will speak to everything they are, and still leave plenty of room for all of the amazing things that they’ll do in the future?
These are the questions that keep us up at night.
There’s no denying that the “Nameberry style” of baby names is generally a little — or a lot! — more adventurous than that of the general population.
Fabulous names featuring in the Rumi, Astrid and Allegro for girls, and Dante, Magnus and Winston for boys. And it’s not at all unusual to see real rarities like Balthazar and Bellatrix, Warwick and Willodean swimming across the “Names Searched Right Now” banner, or thrown out as suggestions in the .include
I’d really appreciate your help with our name choice. We are in Australia, so name trends are different than in the US.
This week’s news includes boys with gemstone names, girls named after a car, sweet British nicknames, and lot of men named Paul.