Holidays · Name Ideas

Name Ideas for Thanksgiving Babies

My gift to you this Thanksgiving? Pilgrim names. Doesn’t sound exciting? Trust me, the Pilgrims had some awesome names. Today, I bring you the list of passengers on the Mayflower. Sure there are 3 ELIZABETHs, 5 MARYs, 6 EDWARDs, 7 WILLIAMs and a whopping 13 JOHNs, but there are some one-of-a-kind gems here, too. Boys… Continue reading Name Ideas for Thanksgiving Babies

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A New Nickname for Anthony

I’ve been listening to the totally engrossing podcast Phoebe’s Fall from the Sydney Morning Herald. It’s about the tragic death of Phoebe Handsjuk. I highly recommend it, but beware that it may be difficult material for some to hear. If you liked NPR’s Serial, then you’ll like this one. I look for interesting names wherever… Continue reading A New Nickname for Anthony

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Ancient Roman Baby Name Ideas

We can thank Ancient Rome for a lot of cool things: aqueducts, roads, early forms of newspapers, bound books, and our calendar is even based on the Julian calendar. They also gave us some pretty cool names. All old things become new again, so maybe it’s time to resurrect one of these ancient baby names.… Continue reading Ancient Roman Baby Name Ideas

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POLL: Is it Harder to Choose Names for Girls or Boys?

A bunch of soon-to-be parents I’ve talked to have said things like, “I have a bunch of names picked out for girls, but no ideas for boys” or “Boys’ names are easy, but there are too many choices for girls!” Is this you? I’ve talked to parents who fall on both sides of gender debate.… Continue reading POLL: Is it Harder to Choose Names for Girls or Boys?

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30+ Name Ideas for 4th of July Babies

The National Anthem never fails to make me tear up. I don’t know what it is, but every time “our flags are still there,” I’m reminded to always be hopeful, even when things look bleak, to always fight for what is right, even when it’s difficult, and to always cherish my freedom, because many heroes… Continue reading 30+ Name Ideas for 4th of July Babies

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Name Ideas for Summer Babies

Warm summer days stretching into long summer nights. Lemonade. Sun dresses. Crickets chirping at night. That’s what I’ve always thought summer should feel like. I live in San Francisco though, so my summer days are usually foggy and improved by a warm sweater. We get our summer weather in October. No matter what your summer… Continue reading Name Ideas for Summer Babies

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Floral Baby Name Ideas

I’m not sure there’s anything as cheerful as a bouquet of flowers. They’re simple, but so pretty and they’re the perfect gift for almost any occasion. As it happens, they’re also the basis for some of the most lovely baby names.   I’ve put together a list of some charming floral-inspired baby name ideas for… Continue reading Floral Baby Name Ideas