There are two types of people in the world: Those of us who can buy a little novelty license plate with our name on it, and those of us who are f*cked. My name is "Wendi" ending in an "i." Guess which type I am.
Last year's number one rising girl's name was Aranza, the name shared by the Mexican singer who performed the theme song for the ultra-popular telenovela, Mirada de Mujer.
Well, suffice it to say that we don't actually need to reach the end of 2015 before we know the name of the year is Caitlyn. I thought that the name of the year would be Charlotte (Elizabeth Diana) but boy was I wrong!
Well, it's nearly six months into the new year and we already have seen some wonderful (and less than wonderful) baby names from top celebrities world-wide. Below, Mallory Moss, co-founder of BabyNames.com, lists the most recent contenders for best baby names of 2015.
I never thought I'd repeat this particular mistake of my parents', yet here I am, a Jennifer with a child whose name is in the (dreaded) Top Ten.
If we can tell anything by American baby name trends, it is that pop culture (or lack thereof) influences parents throughout the U.S. The same goes for the reverse: when you're out, so is your name.
I'd mentioned a name to colleague and some moron would say something really stupid about the name and immediately, they and that baby name were dead to me.
Does it really matter what name we're given, or give ourselves? As I was holding dialogues for my newest philosophy book one of the questions that came up on more than one occasion -- especially when I was holding dialogues with expecting parents -- was, "What should a newborn expect?"
Why, oh, why, must our significant others feel like they should have a say in the name of our children? Don't they know that most women have names picked out long before they even date, much less get married? It goes hand-in-hand with planning our weddings.
My newborn son's name is Carlos, after my late grandfather. When my grandfather began losing his memory, he collected scraps of paper he saw on the st...
I doubt parents a hundred years ago had access to 100,000 names at their fingertips. You named kids after your parents, royals or religious heroes. But the sheer amount of currently available information makes any choice almost paralyzing.
It wasn't until Game of Thrones was aired on HBO that the names began to have an influence on American baby naming. In honor of the new season, presented below are the most surprising names to show up on the Social Security Administration's list of U.S. baby names.
As the baby countdown gets underway with the commencement of Kate's maternity leave, speculation abounds as to the baby's intended name.
I want my girl to make a name for herself, so to speak -- and I'll be damned if anything I choose gets in her way.
It seems like celebrities constantly try to outdo each other when it comes to naming their children something unique. Likewise, the rest of us often tend to emulate the famous (or infamous) by using these same (often atrocious) names with our own brood.
In celebration of President's Day, I present the trends in presidential baby naming since the birth of the United States.