If we can tell anything by American baby name trends, it is that pop culture (or lack thereof) influences parents throughout the U.S. The same goes for the reverse: when you're out, so is your name.
Now that we know the most eagerly awaited baby name of the century, I, co-founder of Babynames.com, will break the name down in meaning and popularity... and let's not forget heart.
No matter who a judge deems as "right," no matter which party loses his or her case, the truth is, the person who will be most impacted, to either his detriment or his benefit, is the child.
With the coming of Spring 2015, we're noticing more and more baby bumps. Mallory Moss, co-founder of BabyNames.com, presents her list of the most eagerly awaited celebrity babies. From weeks to months, these babies are on their way to stardom!
Just as we turn to celebrities for new trends to name our children, we also look toward them to see what outrageous names they have picked this time around. From Apple to Zahara, Mallory Moss presents the best and worst celebrity baby names of all time.
This year, the Oscars will be replete with pregnant celebrities. Mallory Moss, co-founder of Babynames.com, offers up her predictions for who should win the coveted statue for Best Baby Bump 2015.
I was watching TV with Max and this elaborate commercial with fireworks comes on for KY Jelly. Max turns to me, dead serious, and says, "Mommy, would you like me to buy some KY for you as a present?" I told him, "That's okay, you already got me a lovely Christmas gift, but thank you."
When your professional title is "Skinny Girl," of course wearing your 4-year-old's pajama set is going to spark controversy. Bethenny Frankel's fortune gets bigger as she "helps" women get physically smaller.
With their first movie coming out on May 20, I got a chance to talk to the girls, who are an absolute delight. Note: little Rosie is definitely coming into her own. She's smart and funny, and is going to be a force to be reckoned with.
I explained the process of meeting agents, taking classes and auditioning in my best age appropriate language. My daughter was over the moon with excitement and couldn't wait to get out there and hit the pavement. Point is, I listened.
Whether you're in the public eye or not, we all deserve to spend quality time with our families without being photographed and hounded.
The paradox is parents put a lot into kids and kids do precious little to earn their parents celebrity status. In fact, few of us can claim to have made it to a stable life without the help of people who clothed, fed, and nurtured us along the way.
Recently, my 9-year-old daughter stumbled upon the pop singer's controversial video, "Wrecking Ball." At first, Tamara, who is a veteran of the acclaimed Disney series and has committed every single episode to memory, was puzzled. "Mom, why is Hannah Montana swinging from a ball?"
Sean is now 14 years old. His business card proclaims him to be the Sales/Marketing brain trust of www.GotHummus.com. Seriously? A 14-year-old kid is out, hawking low-fat hummus at food festivals around the country?
Fame at an early age also prevented Michael from living a normal - and necessary - childhood, leaving him ill equipped for adulthood. That is why he became fixated in pre-pubescence, forever Peter Pan, forever a lost boy.
Each time we buy our girls clothing styles meant for grown-up women, we blur the lines and push our daughters to grow up a little bit faster.