By now, many of us in the baby naming business (whether a parent-to-be or a name enthusiast) are aware of the 2015 Most Popular Baby Names as reported...
I was born in 1963, when the most poplar girl names are now relics of history: Lisa, Mary, Susan, Karen and Linda. Not far down the list were the cutesy names like Cindy, Marci, Tracy, Stacy, and yes, Lori. They all scream, "I'm a child of the '60s! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" That is so helpful when I am submitting writing to millennial editors named Amber or Tiffany.
Baby naming is all fun and games until it's your baby and the hospital hands you a form to fill out with a blank space that says, "First Name Here." Let's face it, this is serious business. Your kid is going to be carrying this decision you've made around for the rest of his/her life! Unless you totally blow it, of course, and they legally change it themselves at 18.
Baby naming is so special... and fun! If you are like me, you have been planning your baby names since you were nine years old. It's so fun to think about what you will name your child. Expecting moms can get stressed out though trying to pick the perfect name.
It's not uncommon for parents to wait until they see their baby to choose the perfect name. It makes sense -- this is their identity; what they will be known as for their entire life. But that wasn't our case.
It's a beautiful thing when you're pregnant. It inspires a sweet curiosity from those around you who want to know information; to share in your planning and the decisions you've made around the birth of your child or children. It's a beautiful thing... until it's not.
I'm not even going to put what the Urban Dictionary described for the word princess, but let's assume that it is a definition none of us moms would want to describe our precious little girls.
So now that people know you're having a baby, the next level of absurdity is asking about the child's gender... two days after your first scan. "Do y...
Recently, Oprah Winfrey shared the name of her baby, a boy born prematurely who died when Winfrey was fourteen years old. This has been very much on m...
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We at BabyNames.com see a great influence of millennials on baby naming trends as evidenced by the rising popularity of computer-related names and the years the source material was popular.
Most of the time these comments and questions are well-intended, but poorly phrased.
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.