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Christmas Baby Name Ideas

Christmas is a joyful time of year. If you’re adding a baby to your family, then your Christmas is full of even more blessings than usual. If the idea of giving your Christmas baby a Christmassy name appeals to you, consider one of the names on this list: BABY NAMES ASSOCIATED WITH CHRISTMAS CAROL –… Continue reading Christmas Baby Name Ideas

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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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Book-Inspired Baby Names: Paulina, Petrova, and Posy (Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild)

I’m reading Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild for the first time. Naturally, I’m intrigued by the names. In the first chapter we meet the main characters as babies – Paulina, Petrova, and Posy – and learn how they got their names.

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Mary Beard’s “Meet the Romans”…and Their Names

Names in Ancient Rome This weekend I watched Meet the Romans (it’s available on Amazon Prime if you’re a member). Loved it! The fabulous Mary Beard is a great host and I love how she focuses on the daily life of average people. If you ever go to a museum with me, I’ll drag you… Continue reading Mary Beard’s “Meet the Romans”…and Their Names

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Name Ideas for Thanksgiving Babies

Thanksgiving Baby Name Ideas 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… Continue reading Name Ideas for Thanksgiving Babies

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Poldark Fans! Let’s Talk about the Name Demelza

TV Show-Inspired Baby Name Idea: Demelza Between being excited that Season 2 of Poldark has started last night on PBS and desperately wanting to take a Viking Cruise, I found myself needing to learn more about the name Demelza. I’m not the only one, right? Here’s what I learned… the name Demelza comes from a… Continue reading Poldark Fans! Let’s Talk about the Name Demelza

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3 Ideas for What to Do When You and Your Partner Disagree Over Baby Names

It’s no surprise that soon-to-be parents won’t always agree on everything, no two people could. But what do you do when you can’t agree on a name for your baby? Here are three ideas for how you can get on the same page about baby names: MAKE TWO LISTS OF NAMES: Both parents should separately… Continue reading 3 Ideas for What to Do When You and Your Partner Disagree Over Baby Names

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Ancient Roman Baby Name Ideas

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… Continue reading Ancient Roman Baby Name Ideas

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Take the Stress Out of Baby Naming

BANISH BABY NAMING STRESS Believe me, I know how important names are. I spent so much time thinking about names that I decided to write a book about them. That said, I’ve heard from a lot of stressed out soon-to-be-parents – and even some parents who regretted their name choices months after their babies were… Continue reading Take the Stress Out of Baby Naming

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And the winner of The Great British Baking Show Season 3 *NAME EDITION* is … Flora!

TV-SHOW INSPIRED BABY NAME IDEA: FLORA I don’t know who the best baker will be (No spoilers…), but I’m crowning Flora as the baker with the most trend-setting name. There was a time when Flora would have sounded very out-of-date, but today it has that charming antique quality so many parents want. SOME NAME FACTS… Continue reading And the winner of The Great British Baking Show Season 3 *NAME EDITION* is … Flora!