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pet names
September 22nd, 2020

Pets Look Like Their Names

By Sophie Kihm

According to recent data, most people match pet names to personality or looks. We have names for dogs and cats of all sizes, colors, and personalities.

top names by state 2019
September 6th, 2020

Top Names in Each State Revealed!

By Sophie Kihm

Liam and Olivia are the most popular names nationally, but what about at the state level? We look into the top baby names by state for 2019.

top baby names 2019
September 4th, 2020

The Top Baby Names of 2019 Are Here!

By Sophie Kihm

Say hello to the top baby names of 2019 — reigning champ Liam and newbie Olivia!

name pronunciation kamala harris
August 23rd, 2020

Pronouncing “Difficult” Names (and Why It Matters)

By Emma Waterhouse

Name pronunciation (and mispronunciation) is a hot topic right now. We look at the context behind “difficult” names and why proper pronunciation matters.

baby name synesthesia
August 11th, 2020

Baby Name Synesthesia: Names Activate the Senses

By Sophie Kihm

Synesthetes may expereince words and names as colors or tastes. Here, Bernadette Sheridan and Donna Vaicels share their stories of baby name synesthesia.

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.