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Invent A New Baby Name!

January 18, 2018 Pamela Redmond
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We have @columbiacharm to thank for the suggestion that we reprise our popular Invent-A-Name Contest, which ran nearly three years ago.

That time, we got more than 200 entries and crowned two winners — Avonlea and Julep — whose creators each received a complete library of our ebooks.

This time we have a topical theme, challenging you to create a new name that in some way is perfect for 2018, where we are and where we’re going. You can define that however you want, and please let’s not get into any political tussles. If you want to suggest the name Naturella because this is a critical time for the planet’s ecological well-being, fine. But don’t get into blaming any particular person or group for those ecological issues.

Submit your ideas for new names in the comments section. Only one name entry per visitor please.  Entries must be names not currently included in the Nameberry database or in any other established lexicon of first names. Include why this name is perfect for 2018.

This year’s winner will receive a beautiful name bracelet hand-crafted by artisan Heather McGuire with up to three names in your choice of sterling silver or gold-filled wire. Or if you’d rather have the library of baby name ebooks, we can do that too!

Name creators, start your engines. UPDATE: The contest closes at midnight on Sunday.

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.

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