Some pregnant gals wear sundresses and cutesy "Got Milk?" T-shirts over their baby bumps. From the rear, they could still be mistaken for Pilates instructors or table dancers. Not me.
It's National Poetry Month, the perfect moment to celebrate the bards and bardesses of the past and present, a surprising number of whom just happen t...
Baby names 2012 are already proving themselves to be very different from last year's choices, with "The Hunger Games" taking over from "Twilight" as the primary cultural influence on names.
Here are the Nameberry picks of the names leading the Easter parade, some as obvious as Lily, others as oblique as the Italian name meaning lamb.
Growing up with a non-traditional name, I was exposed to the ignorant mocking of the cliche kids on the playground. I remember asking my parents, "Why couldn't you name me something common like Laura or Jessica?"
Thanks to a few high-profile celebs in both the entertainment and literary worlds, we've been introduced to some authentic Gaelic names we hadn't met up with before. Here, to celebrate St. Paddy's Day, are some of the best.
We've collected the top dozen individuals who've inspired millions of namesakes, often in unexpected ways.
Unlike the Academy, we're not limiting ourselves to the year just past, but are considering all the Best and Supporting Actor/Actress winners over time for our Lifetime Berry Awards for best names.
We can only guess that trademarking the name Blue Ivy will have repercussions among other celebrity parents. We foresee more celebrities choosing ever more distinctive names for their children, to strengthen their case for trademark protection.
A baby born around Valentine's Day automatically gets an extra measure of love, which can also be boosted by choosing an apropos name.
When a name like Talula Does The Hula from Hawaii gets banned, it makes big news. But there are lots of other names that, now and since the beginning of recorded name time, have quietly been relegated to the forbidden list.
Almost every child in this country still carries the surname of the father. It's comfy, it feels natural, and you may never have even thought about it.
Juliet argued pretty effectively that there is virtually nothing "in a name," but a new study suggests it can impact everything from your self esteem to your love life.
You can now outsource baby naming. Maryanna Korwitts is the brainchild behind The Baby Naming Experience and, for the cost of three JJ Cole Bundle Mes ($150), she will help you seal your unborn child's fate.
Nameberry's top names list, tallied from nearly six million views of our individual name pages, is an indication of which names parents will be using for their babies in 2012 and beyond.
Looking for Christmas names for your holiday-season babe? Well, you can forget about those old chestnut choices like Noel/Noelle, Holly, Natalie, Eve, Merry, Carol and Claus.