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Naming Babies

Baby Naming Advice from a Mom of 16

HooplaHa | Posted 05.15.2016 | Parents

Baby naming is so special... and fun! If you are like me, you have been planning your baby names since you were nine years old. It's so fun to think about what you will name your child. Expecting moms can get stressed out though trying to pick the perfect name.

The 100 Best Baby Names Right Now

Nameberry | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents

With the transition from 2015 to 2016 come many different lists ranking the best movies, restaurants and entrepreneurs. The folks behind the popular b...

9 Baby Name Trends To Expect In 2016

Nameberry | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents

As 2015 comes to a close, we look back on the most popular baby names of the past year. But we also look forward to naming direction many parents will...

The 20 Most Popular Baby Names Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents

As we enter the last month of 2015, BabyCenter has released its annual list of the most popular baby names. For the third year in a row, the top three...

Here's What Baby-Name Data Says About Our Current (And Next) President

The Huffington Post | Graham Nelson | Posted 06.23.2016 | Weird News

With all the wackiness coming from the Republican presidential field, including but not limited to immigrant "package tracking" and a great Northern w...

Here's How Destiny's Child Maybe Affected The Name Destiny, In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Graham Nelson | Posted 06.23.2016 | Weird News

Studies suggest that a child's destiny -- from test performance to the rate at which they donate to disaster relief -- may be shaped by his or her giv...

Avoiding 'Baby Boy' On Hospital IDs May Reduce Errors

Reuters | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents

(Reuters Health) - Avoiding hospital IDs that say “baby boy” or “baby girl” when parents haven’t chosen a first name for their newborn may h...

How to Name A Baby

Tim Urban | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
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.

Baby Name Buzz Report: 2013

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

I won't keep you in suspense. The "buzziest" names in America, the names rising to the top of expectant moms' lists, are...

Baby Name Dangers

Laurence Hayes | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Laurence Hayes

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.

5 Unconventional Routes To Baby Name Happiness

nameberry | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents

Written by Pamela Redmond Satran for Nameberry In our best fantasies, here's how we name our babies: MOM-TO-BE: Darling, I just love the names S...