Father’s Day Names: Mabel, Maple and Maxine

Last month we gave a Nameberry shout-out to the moms of best-named babies in the past year, so how could we not do the same thing for the dads on Father’s Day? Again, we were looking for names with a real sense of style, a spark of originality, an eye for vintage treasure—and in one case even some playful gender-bending.


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He may play nerdy Howard Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory, but Simon Helberg’s baby name choice is as non-nerdy as it gets. Sweet Adeline is dripping with old-fashioned charm—and is one of the older/newer nostalgic paths to the nickname Addie.

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