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Baby Naming

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

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents

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 | Parents
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 | Parents
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 | Parents

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

Wait But Why | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
Wait But Why

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 | Religion
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 | Parents
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 | Parents
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 | Parents
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 | Parents
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 | Parents

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 | Fifty
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 | Parents

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 | Parents

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 | Parents

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 | Style

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...