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Space-Themed Baby Names | Astronomy Names

One of my favorite books growing up was a coffee table book full of space images. It completely captured my imagination. I remember spending hours and hours looking through every page over and over again. Maybe this is why I’ve always been interested in names with space-themed meanings and connections. Here are a couple lists… Continue reading Space-Themed Baby Names | Astronomy Names

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Character Naming for #NaNoWriMo : A Resource Guide

character naming resource guide for #nanowrimoWhat are you naming your characters?

If you don’t know the answer to that question, you may want to check out my Character Naming Resource Guide:

I gathered all these resources together to save writers time. The guide includes:

  • Links to handy websites
  • The best name books
  • Character naming advice
  • Character name quizzes on each page

Let me know what you name your characters and why. Good luck, writers!

Happy naming ♥ Amanda

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Ask Amanda: I have “Baby Name Regret,” what now?

This edition of ASK AMANDA is a tough one. What do you do when you’ve already named your baby and then you change your mind? Ask Amanda My baby girl was born last year and now she’s 6 months old. I’m really confused because I think I gave her the wrong name. I love her… Continue reading Ask Amanda: I have “Baby Name Regret,” what now?

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Follow Me on Goodreads for Game of Thrones-Inspired Baby Name Ideas

Are you on Goodreads? Are you looking for more Game of Thrones-inspired baby name ideas? Then follow me! I finally got pulled in and am reading the books. The TV show inspired my first blog post on GoT baby name ideas. I’m happy to report that the book is opening up a whole new world… Continue reading Follow Me on Goodreads for Game of Thrones-Inspired Baby Name Ideas

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‘Game of Thrones’ Inspired Baby Names

Not too long ago, I got a LetterLuxe order for the name Daenerys, so I know that some parents-to-be are inspired by the names from the hugely popular Game of Thrones. Lots of popular TV shows, movies, books, and celebrities work their way into our naming culture, so this isn’t a surprise. With the sixth… Continue reading ‘Game of Thrones’ Inspired Baby Names

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Names Inspired by Beverly Cleary (in honor of her 100th birthday!)

Happy 100th birthday, Beverly Cleary! I have such wonderful memories of reading your books growing up. I remember reading Dear Mr. Henshaw aloud to my mom one summer when I was learning to read. I remember a teacher reading Ralph S. Mouse to the class. But mostly I remember Beezus and Ramona… My favorite! In… Continue reading Names Inspired by Beverly Cleary (in honor of her 100th birthday!)