Unusual Baby Name News

illegal baby names
July 7th, 2020

Illegal Baby Names Banned Around the World

By Sophie Kihm

These illegal baby names are so outrageous, they wound up in court.

July 6th, 2020

Popular Nicknames Soften Unusual Names

By Pamela Redmond

Popular nicknames like Ellie and Jack are often much more common than official name popularity lists indicate, since they’re given on their own and also used as short forms for a wide range of proper names that are themselves very popular, from Eleanor to Elizabeth to Gabrielle, from Jackson to John to Jonathan.

unknown boy names
June 30th, 2020

Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

By Emma Waterhouse

Unknown boy names: see how many are really new to you! We’ve put together an A-Z of our favorite super unique boy names to suit all styles.

rare girl names
June 29th, 2020

Rare Girl Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

By Sophie Kihm

Our A to Z collection of 100+ rare girl names you’ve never heard of — guaranteed to surprise (and hopefully enchant) your friends and family.

june baby names
June 4th, 2020

June Baby Names Welcome the Summer!

By Emma Waterhouse

June baby names include sweet summery choices meaning sun and sea, as well as names which celebrate June’s most famous figures, feasts and festivals.

English baby names
May 29th, 2020

These English Names Never Crossed the Pond

By Clare Green

These English baby names rank among the Top 1000 in the UK but are rarely used in the US.

baby name Zelie
May 23rd, 2020

Best Cool, Unusual Saints’ Names

By Katherine Morna Towne

There are so many saints’ names beyond the obvious–here are ten that are both unusual and cool.

Extinct Baby Names
May 19th, 2020

Extinct Names That Should Stay Extinct

By Sophie Kihm

These extinct names from 1920 made us cringe and laugh (and cringe again). We’re glad to say that these names are long gone — and never coming back!

April 29th, 2020

16 Surprising Saints Names for Babies

By Linda Rosenkrantz

16 surprising saints names for baby boys and girls that are both spiritual and stylish.

rare baby names
April 24th, 2020

These Rare Names Are Still in the Charts…Just

By Clare Green

Before the 2019 name data come out, we pay a final tribute to the rarest names on the current charts. Will they hang on for another year?