News on Name Spellings, Sounds and Initials

long baby names
September 28th, 2020

Long Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide

By Emma Waterhouse

Long baby names are the perfect match for shorter surnames, and come packed with nickname potential. See our favorite elaborate picks for boys and girls!

boy names ending in a vowel
September 20th, 2020

100 Best Boy Names Ending in a Vowel

By Emma Waterhouse

Boy names ending in a vowel feel fresh and cool in an era dominated by N-ending names for boys. Check out our 100 top picks and browse our full lists here!

em baby names
August 6th, 2020

Em Baby Names Still Surprise!

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Em baby names don’t have to stop at Emma, Emily and Emmett! We’ve gathered 50+ uncommon and unique Em names for both sexes, which still have the wow factor.

two syllable names
July 24th, 2020

Two Syllable Names Reign Supreme

By Clare Green

Two syllable names are a huge, rich group of baby names. Two syllables is the most common name length in the USA, and encompass every style you can imagine, from vintage classics to unique modern names, cute nicknames to cool cowboys and girls. You might be specifically looking for a two syllable name to fit […]

four syllable baby names
June 23rd, 2020

Four Syllable Baby Names Hot Right Now

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Four syllable baby names are very versatile and perfect for shorter surnames. Check out our picks for 80 of the coolest four syllable names right now!

names ending in -er
May 13th, 2020

Cool Baby Names: The -Er Names

By Pamela Redmond

Many of the coolest names today, especially for boys, end in -er, a sound that’s shared by biblical names (Asher), nature names (Winter), occupational names (Booker), bad boy names (Breaker), and even names that don’t technically end in -er, such as Oscar. Here are dozens of cool er-ending choices.

Short baby names
March 6th, 2020

Celebrities Love Short Names, and So Do We!

By Clare Green

Short names are flavor of the month for starbabies, and we love them too. Here are 12 different styles of mini-names to consider.

November 14th, 2019

Awesome V Names for Boys

By Linda Rosenkrantz

A variety of vivid V names for boys, from Valentino to Viggo.

November 12th, 2019


By Laura Dunphy

By Laura Dunphy It started with a search for a carry-on bag in a boutique where totes and suitcases and travel pouches perched on exquisitely-lit museum pedestals. I picked up a rectangular prism of perfect proportions and inhaled the musk of its crisp leather accents when a saleswoman appeared at my shoulder.  “Let me know […]

October 7th, 2019

Best Boy Names Starting with C

By Linda Rosenkrantz

There are so many boy names starting with C! Here we break down the best of the best.