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Wonderful Word Names

  • Audio

    When actress Shannyn Sossamon dubbed her newborn Audio Science, it sent out some definite shock waves. We don't recommend Audio or Video for even the most intrepid baby namer. Read More 

  • Ax

    Ax makes a somewhat threatening short form of the popular Axel, given to more than 3000 baby boys last year. It can also be used on its own, though it usually isn't. There were, however, seven... Read More 

  • Axe

    Axe, spelled like this, was used for seven baby boys in the US in 2015. You can see it as one of the new weapon names, along with Dagger and Beretta, or as an abbreviation of the very popular Axel.Read More 

  • Babe

    You can call your baby "babe," but don't name her that. Read More 

  • Ballad

    Ballad could be the masculine answer to Aria. An obvious and cute nickname is Lad or Laddie.Read More 

  • Bamboo

    Bamboo is a plant name that you might want to save for the zoo's name-the-panda contest. It was used for a starbaby in 2000, though, the rapper Big Boi.Read More 

  • Banjo

    When actress Rachel Griffiths chose this highly unusual name for her son, many assumed it was a bizarre invention. But a noted Australian poet (Griffiths is an Aussie) is known by this name. Read More 

  • Banks

    Banks as a girls' name was brought into the lexicon by actress Hilary Duff and musician Matthew Koma, who chose it for their daughter, Banks Violet. As both a surname and a word name, Banks refers... Read More 

  • Barn

    Once you get past thinking of it as a red-painted building where they keep cows and hay, has a nice plainspoken country-like feel and may make a cooler diminutive than the still-purple Barney.Read More 

  • Baron

    If you're going to choose a noble word name, why not aim higher and pick Duke, Prince...or King. The Donald Trumps picked the Barron spelling for their little princeling. Read More 

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