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.
This striking effect of many American parents avoiding naming their children Hillary is a reflection of how polarizing a figure Hillary Clinton was (and still remains today) despite her current high approval ratings as Secretary of State.
From the worlds of music, sports and reality TV along with films, celebrity names are showing major gains on the new popularity lists in both the US and the UK.
Names matter. Whenever we hear one, we draw a wide range of assumptions about the individual person (or item) in question. Just ask the fish merchant whose stroke of naming genius turned the undesirable Patagonian toothfish into the haute cuisine Chilean sea bass.
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.