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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.

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

Are These Stars Guilty of Namenapping?

By Sophie Kihm

Last month, Lauren Conrad named her son Charlie Wolf—the same name as Zooey Deschanel’s son born two years earlier. There are no hard feelings between the two, with Deschanel telling US Weekly, “That was so weird, right? I don’t think she knew it.” Conrad, in her statement to the magazine, said, “It sounds like I’m […]

rich women names
November 19th, 2019

We Analyzed Names on Forbes’ New Richest List

By Pamela Redmond

If you’re hoping your baby girl grows up to be a self-made billionaire, you might look for naming inspiration to Forbes‘ lastest list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women.

naughty names
November 19th, 2019

Survey Reveals the Naughtiest Names

By Pamela Redmond

A new study picks the naughtiest and nicest children’s names, but they missed some of the most obvious examples, like Danger and Rowdy.

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.