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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.

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 […]

October 23rd, 2019

Baby Name Trends: and other news of the week

By Linda Rosenkrantz

This week’s name news includes baby name trends, some stunning “sweet spot” starbaby names, the thorny issue of baby name theft, and a celebration of unique baby names of all shapes, sizes and sources.

September 2nd, 2019

Cool Names: Elowen, Oslo and Otis

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Cool baby name announcements on Nameberry in August, from Adelaide Blake to Zen.

August 29th, 2019

New Top British Baby Names

By Eleanor Nickerson

Hot news! The latest British popularity figures are here! Olivia and Oliver are still #1, but there are also lots of surprises!

July 3rd, 2019

Spanish Baby Names

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes gender-crossing starbaby names, a YouTube trend we love, and the latest popularity charts from Spain.

June 12th, 2019

Baby Jock Names: and other news of the week

By Clare Green

Baby name news this week includes baby jock names, country singer and other celeb choices.

May 12th, 2019

The New Top 10 Contest Winner

By Sophie Kihm

Congratulations to our Berry Amy, known in the comments as Orchid_Lover, who won our “Guess the New Top 10” contest! Amy’s predictions for the Top 10 baby names of 2018 were as follows: 1.     Emma Noah 2.     Olivia Liam 3.     Ava William 4.     Sophia Oliver 5.     Isabella Benjamin 6.     Charlotte Elijah 7.     Mia James 8.     […]