These "starbaby" names had the power to launch trends and inspire namesakes, we theorized, and we'd be hearing them far into the future.
Rarely does a whole class of names from a place or historical period undergo this widespread a revival, but several forces are at work that are making us take a fresh look at ancient Roman names.
Maximize use of the "Expectant Mother" parking spaces everywhere you can. Your window is small, much like your wife's bladder for the next few months.
Last month we gave a Nameberry shout-out to the moms of best-named babies in the past year, so how could we not do the same thing for the dads on Father's Day?
Today is Donald Duck's birthday, so we thought we'd commemorate it by inviting a bunch of his oldest chums over to Nameberry to celebrate.
What's the worst thing you've ever let your older child do to the younger one?
With over 33,000 baby names on the new national roster -- a full 50 percent more than were in common use a quarter century ago -- you figure there have to be some weird choices among them.
There was a time when parents often named baby boys after the President of the United States. Yet today, neither Barack, Hussein nor Obama have reached the top 1,000 most popular boy names in the U.S.
Unless you follow every reality series on the Oxygen and Style networks, Spanish soccer, country singers and the wives of early twentieth century auth...
These names suggest old school bad boys in a brave new world, one in which boys still throw rocks and ride dirt bikes but also wear earrings and headbands.
A few weeks ago we asked the Nameberry moms and dads to tell us their best baby-names rules. What followed were hundreds of suggestions, from the idiosyncratically individual (all middle names must be Celtic and begin with R) to rules so universal they might apply to everyone.
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?"