Category: Spellings, Sounds and Initials

Sports Star Names in the News

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes big risers and fallers, a controversial baby name from Scotland, and which French names get the top grades.

Sports star names: Alex and Gylfi

Score! The USA women’s soccer team won the World Cup last weekend, and striker Alex Morgan already has at least one potential namesake. One fan, who’s expecting a baby in December, said that if it’s a girl her first and middle name will be Alexandra Morgan. In my humble opinion, Alex or Alexander Morgan would work nicely for a boy too! For more World Cup namespiration, here are our favorite names from all 24 national teams.

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Sibling Names: 3 P’s in a Pod?

a Name Sage post by: Abby View all Name Sage posts

Their children are named Paisley and Palmer. Now they’re expecting number three, and they’re asking themselves: to P or not to P with this sibling name?

Amanda writes:

My husband and I are expecting our third (and final) baby in September. We currently have two children, Paisley Raine and Palmer Reed, and are having a hard time answering the question everyone wants to know. Will new little sister’s name start with a P?

While both of our children share the initials PRM, it wasn’t intentional on our part. We just happened to fall in love both names. Part of me is afraid that little sister will feel left out if her name has different initials, but my husband feels differently.

We truly have no list at all. We like unique names, but nothing too crazy. I’m a teacher, so I like names that I don’t hear every year. My husband likes names with a Southern feel.

Thanks for your help!

The Name Sage replies:

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85 Luscious L Names for Girls

by Linda Rosenkrantz

I can tell you from personal experience that L is a lovely initial for a girl to have. It looks great written in script, it has an appealingly lilting sound, especially with a second L-syllable, and of course it’s the letter of love.

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Lost Baby Names: Now Back on Track

By Clare Green

Today we dive deep into the charts to look at the comeback baby names of 2018. Not names that have returned to the Top 100, or even the Top 1000; we’re talking about  lost baby names that have just returned to the list.

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Boy Names: Some Popular Name Cliques

by Sophie Kihm

When a name gets popular, it’s rarely in isolation. Boy names and girl names tend to rise and fall in groups based on sound, image, or some combination thereof. Sometimes just a pair of names will attract attention, but often entire gangs of names will become fashionable at the same time.

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