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Baby Naming

11 Rockin' Baby Name Ideas For Parents Who Love Music

Nameberry | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.26.2016 | Home

Rock music legends continue to inspire fans and fellow artists well beyond their heyday. Their influence can also reach expectant parents in their bab...

Why Muslim Parents Feel Added Pressure To Give Kids The Perfect Name

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.09.2015 | Home

It’s hard enough to choose a name your child will live with forever, but there's an added pressure for Muslims. Playwright Wajahat Ali told HuffPost...

How to Name Your Baby in 6 Easy Steps

Denise Geelhart | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home
Denise Geelhart

Why, oh, why, must our significant others feel like they should have a say in the name of our children? Don't they know that most women have names picked out long before they even date, much less get married? It goes hand-in-hand with planning our weddings.

The Perils of Naming Your Kid

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.19.2014 | Home
Lorne Jaffe

You're in charge of what this person will be called for the rest of his/her life. And you have literally thousands of choices in hundreds of baby-naming books. It's a lot of pressure.

How My Unborn Son Saved His Mother's Life

Oral Fixation | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
Oral Fixation

In the delivery room, I was dressed in my scrubs just like in the movies. My seat was next to my love, who was on the operating table, arms stretched out. There was a screen cloth right above her sternum obscuring her nether region. Her face was glowing in the halo of the operating lights.

Why This Mom Really Wanted Her Daughter To Share Her First Name

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.14.2014 | Home

It's not unusual for a son to inherit his father's name. Think Martin Luther King Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., and Robert Downey Jr. The same isn't true for ...

A Quandary of Quadruplets in Mississippi

Amram Shapiro | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Amram Shapiro

What to call the whole deal? I mean "sets" of quadruplets, "sets" of quintuplets and so forth seems to miss the grandeur of the moment, and the challenge ahead for the parents of such miracles.

Should We Have Name Police?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Some unusual names can actually work -- and might be enjoyed. And, more importantly, it shouldn't matter what your name is. Or how you look, or where you're from, or your sexual orientation or whether you have disabilities. We are each as worthy as anyone else -- and deserving of respect and kindness.

12 Most Popular Biblical Baby Boy Names

nameberry | Posted 01.28.2014 | Home

By Pamela Redmond Satran for Namberry Biblical names have always been popular for boys, and their influence has only risen in recent years. The do...

How to Name A Baby

Tim Urban | Posted 03.14.2014 | Home
Tim Urban

Beware of what I call the "Name Fad." Sure, it sounds hip now, but in 30 years, the names Natalie, Chelsea, Samantha, and Lindsay will sound how Nancy, Cheryl, Susan, and Linda do today. And in 60 years, the names Ethan, Cody, Brandon, and Matthew will be Earl, Chester, Bernard, and Melvin. These are all just Name Fads -- only difference is when they happened.

Naming A Baby In Contemporary Jewish Life

Ron Kronish | Posted 07.22.2013 | Home
Ron Kronish

Naming a child in any religious tradition is a momentous occasion. In recent decades, in the Jewish tradition, one can combine traditional Jewish ceremonies and contemporary Jewish customs in a personal, familial and communal way which perpetuate the values and ideals which we cherish.

Obsessed With Baby Names? You're Not Alone.

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 06.10.2013 | Home
Laura Wattenberg

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"?

The Tough Task of Baby Naming

Sarah Chang | Posted 05.06.2013 | Home
Sarah Chang

Does her name work because it's perfect for her, or because we have started to associate certain personality characteristics with it?

Happy Birthday, Donald Duck!

Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Linda Rosenkrantz

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.

21 Must-Follow Baby Naming Rules

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home
Pamela Redmond Satran

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.

Shocking Number Of Parents Regret Their Baby's Name

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

While certain parents try to trademark their baby's name, other parents -- about 54% according to a new online survey -- regret their chosen moniker. ...

Baby Names: What They Say About Our Times

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home
Ann Brenoff

What we name our children speaks a lot more about where we are emotionally at the time than where they may be headed in the future, and therein lies the problem.

Namers Remorse: What Happens When You Don’t Like The Baby Name You Chose?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

Some people have baby names picked out when they are just kids themselves. Others don’t decide on a name until two days after their baby is born. Ei...

How To Choose A Great Middle Name

Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home

No sooner had we declared the death of such old-style middle names as Ann, John and Marie -- mere connective tissue between the first name and the las...

7 Of The Biggest Baby-Naming Mistakes -- And What To Do Instead

Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home

There are few things more thrilling in life than having your first baby. But newbie baby namers are prone to making some mistakes that more experience...

Obama Victory Sparks Baby Naming Frenzy (PHOTOS)

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The U.S. election has triggered a new generation of mini Barack Obamas with parents in Kenya and the United States naming their newborns after the new...