When a restaurant or a vacation destination is described as "popular," that's usually considered a compliment. A popular spot is an attractive and crowd-pleasing choice. Yet, in the world of baby names, "popular" has become the least popular designation around.
Do you find yourself discussing celebrity baby names more these days? Do you notice more articles about the top names of the year, or hear more friends agonizing over whether Amelia and Atticus have become "too popular"?
I couldn't wait to hear who the new pope was going to be, not because I'm a practicing Catholic any longer or because I cared which Cardinal got elected. No. As usual, I was in it for the name.
As celebs attempt to out-quirk one another with increasingly unusual baby names, they fail to consider the repercussions that little Blue, Apple or Bronx Mowgli will one day suffer.
Does her name work because it's perfect for her, or because we have started to associate certain personality characteristics with it?
It took us 20 minutes to name the dog. So why has it taken weeks to come up with a name for our baby? After hours of discussion I finally realized why -- with a dog there is just one pitfall. But with a baby, there are dozens.
Perhaps non-celebrities should consider following the path of Metta World Peace by naming a child after a cause, rather than a vegetable. If it's a slow news day this might be your opportunity to become a quasi-celebrity.
Perhaps nothing unifies Jews across levels of observance and backgrounds more than our adherence to superstitions involving babies. We Jews don't mess around with this stuff. Frankly, I find this curious.
I consider Nancy to be a fairly bland and boring name. Nancy fails to capture my personality, and it certainly doesn't lend itself to any fun abbreviations.
Yesterday BabyCenter released the 2012 edition of its annual list of the most unusual baby names of the year (to qualify, names must have been given t...
Written by Michele Zipp for CafeMom's blog, The Stir. Here is the list we've all been waiting for -- 2012's most popular baby names list gathered fr...
Since the announcement that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their first child, there has been much speculation on the sex and potential names of the baby. Lets see if some research can help us make some educated guesses.
My wife and I underwent a series of intense analytical sessions when deciding what to name our children. We drew up lists, consulted census reports and cross-checked our top contenders to make sure they didn't correlate to any sitcom characters and/or reality stars.
A list of the most popular baby names state-by-state put out by the Social Security Administration proves that people are watching the Kardashians.
My son is competitive, and he is certainly touchier than my daughter when it comes to criticism. He's identical to me. I wonder if the fight for his name is the source of his ambition. It certainly had something to do with mine.
I've been through The Child Naming Process. When you get to this point in your life, my future-parent friends, you have just wandered into one hell of a minefield. To spare you from the disaster that awaits, I'm going to share 8 Rules for Naming Your Future Child. Ignore them at your peril.