Baby #2

  1. Arliss
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "pledge"
    • Description:

      Best remembered as one of the boys in "Old Yeller" and the title of a late 1990s HBO sitcom, "Arliss," featuring sports agent Arliss Michaels. Also sometimes heard as a girl's name and a surname (as in early film star George Arliss).
  2. Beacon
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "signal light"
    • Description:

      A word name with an appealing and illuminating meaning.
  3. Bellemy
    • Carlow
      • Origin:

        Irish place-name
      • Meaning:

        "four-part lake"
      • Description:

        Gives Carlo a place-name/surname spin.
    • Corisande
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "chorus-singer"
      • Description:

        Corisande is a very unusual, haunting choice, with the aura of medieval romance--it is found in early Spanish romantic tales, arriving in the English-speaking world in the nineteenth century.
    • Deangelo
      • Origin:

        Italian
      • Meaning:

        "from the angel"
      • Description:

        This name obviously has the prefix De- that denotes "son of"—in this form it can mean either "son of Angelo" or "from the angel."
    • Delancey
      • Origin:

        French
      • Meaning:

        "from Lancey"
      • Description:

        This is an energetic dance of an Irish surname, great for both genders. Could also be spelled Delancy.
    • Eben
      • Origin:

        Hebrew, diminutive of Ebenezer
      • Meaning:

        "stone of help"
      • Description:

        Though most parents would shy away from Ebenezer, short form Eben is affable and creative and perfectly able to stand alone; nothing Scroogish about it. This also makes a fresh new spin on the very popular Ethan or Evan.
    • Field
      • Origin:

        Nature name
      • Description:

        More unusual than Forest or Forrest, Field is a nature name that is simple, evocative, and fresh--sort of the male equivalent of Meadow.

        Field and Fields are both relatively common surnames, noted bearers including department store owner Marshall Field, poet Eugene Field (Wynken, Blynken and Nod) and actress Sally. Those with the plural include W.C. Fields, cookie company founder Debbi, and entertainers Gracie and Kim Fields.

    • Gardener
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "keeper of the garden"
      • Description:

        Gardener is surely one of the most pleasant and evocative of the occupational options, calling up images of green grass and budding blooms. The name can also be spelled without the first 'e', as in Gardner (born George Cadogan Gardner) McCay, a hunky TV heartthrob of the 1950s and 60s. Gardner is a much more common surname spelling, associated with screen legend Ava, mystery writer Erle Stanley and art collector and patron Isabella Stewart, founder of Boston's Gardner Museum.
    • Harris
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "son of Harry"
      • Description:

        When Harrison is too much, but Harry isn't enough, try this stylish surname name with a touch of British flair. It briefly reentered the US Top 1000 for the first time since 1988 in 2016, but has since dropped just below the radar again.
    • Hartigan
      • Origin:

        Irish
      • Meaning:

        "descendant of Arthur"
      • Description:

        In Cool Names, we cite this as an "Artist Name," for twentieth-century abstract painter Grace Hartigan, though for you it may just be an upbeat Irish surname.
    • Jovian
      • Lucian
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "light"
        • Description:

          Lucian is a sleeker, more sophisticated version of Lucius that is climbing in tandem with other Lu-starting names.
      • Moss
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "descendant of Moses"
        • Description:

          This evocative green nature name, heard much more frequently as a surname, is associated with playwright Moss Hart (born Robert), who co-wrote (with George S. Kaufman) such enduring Broadway comedies as The Man Who Came to Dinner and You Can't Take it With You.
      • Pax
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "peaceful"
        • Description:

          Pax, one of the variations of names meaning peace that are newly popular in these less-than-peaceful times, got a lot of publicity when chosen by Brad & Angelina for their Vietnamese-born son. Parents attracted to Pax may also want to consider Paz, the unisex Spanish version, or Paxton, a growing-in-popularity surname choice that shares that magical X-factor.
      • Rogers
        • Van
          • Origin:

            Dutch
          • Meaning:

            "of"
          • Description:

            Whether it's used as a short form or on its own, this jazzy midcentury name is poised for a comeback along with brothers Ray and Walt.