qwerty effect baby names
July 2nd, 2020

QWERTY Effect: Your Keyboard Picks Your Favorite Baby Names

By Sophie Kihm

The QWERTY effect applies to baby names too — researchers have found that people prefer names that can mostly be typed on the right side of the keyboard.

pride icon names
June 14th, 2020

Pride Icon Names Celebrate Diversity

By Emma Waterhouse

In honor of Pride Month 2020, we’ve rounded up some of the greatest Pride icon names and the inspiring people and stories behind them.

Name Guru to the Stars
June 2nd, 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Distinctive Names for Gigi, Rooney, and More!

By Sophie Kihm

See what’s in the stars for Gigi and Zayn, Rooney and Joaquin, and more celebs with the Name Guru to the Stars celebrity baby name predictions.

X Æ A-12
May 12th, 2020

Decoding X Æ A-12

By Sophie Kihm

How on Earth did Grimes and Elon Musk come up with the name X Æ A-12 for their son? We decode the out-of-this-world celebrity baby name.

how to name your baby in a time of crisis
April 4th, 2020

How to Name Your Baby in a Time of Crisis

By Sophie Kihm

The coronavirus pandemic is changing how parents think about baby names. Expectant parents across the globe are on the hunt for names with significant meanings in remembrance of this historic time.

January 14th, 2020

More Celebrities Delay Baby Name Announcements

By Sophie Kihm

More and more celebrities are choosing to delay the announcement of their children’s names—weeks, months, or even years after the births. In December, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach revealed their son’s name in Vogue, ten months after his birth. (The frustration of waiting for ten months quickly dissolved once we learned his name was Harold […]

January 11th, 2020

New Zealand Declines Royal Title Baby Names

By Sophie Kihm

Sorry, Kim and Kanye—Saint doesn’t fly as a baby name in New Zealand. A press release from New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs revealed the baby names rejected by the government in 2019.

December 12th, 2019

Time To Be More Greta!

By Emma Waterhouse

Greta Thunberg: TIME Person of the Year 2019 92 years ago, TIME magazine named American aviator Charles Lindbergh its first “Man of the Year”. Fast-forward to 2019, and not only has the feature been renamed “Person of the Year”, but it’s been announced that the chosen candidate this year is a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl from Stockholm.

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.

Top Baby Names Japan 2019
December 2nd, 2019

Japan Announces New Top Baby Names

By Sophie Kihm

Japan’s top baby names for 2019 are Rin for girls and Ren for boys, according to a new list released by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.