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- Irish NamesErin Go Bragh: 10 Irish Baby Names for St. Patrick's Day (With a Bonus 2)St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to take a look at all the adorable Irish and Celtic baby names out there. I come from a huge family with Irish heritage on both sides, so by now all the popular Irish American names have been taken. So when...
- Baby NamesWhat NOT to Name Your Baby in 2018Congratulations! You’re expecting a baby boy or girl this year! Whether you decide to find out baby’s gender, or opt to be “surprised,” chances are you’ve now got baby names on the brain. Whether it’s a boy or a girl, you want your c...Rachel Sokol
- Middle Names5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Skip the Middle NameWhen I had my kids, picking out a first name was hard enough. Conversations with my husband went something like this: Me: "I like Mia." Hubby: "Nope. Ex-girlfriend. How about Anna?" Me: "Nope. Girl I hated in high school." Once we finally la...Laurie Mega
- Baby NamesThe Hottest (and Weirdest) Baby Name Trends for 2018There are some hot baby name trends out there, and some really weird ones, too (Kylo? Eleven?). We have our predictions on what's going to take off and what you should probably avoid. The most popular baby names last year were the traditional ...Colleen Hughes
- Baby NamesOur Top 10 Favorite Gender-Neutral Baby NamesAs parents move away from traditional gender definitions for their children, the popularity of gender-neutral baby names continues to rise. So, what some really great gender-neutral baby names out there? Check out our favorites! Alex According ...Laura Richards
- Choosing a Name6 Baby Names That Mean Love for Your Littlest ValentineCheck out our list of baby names that mean love, and make sure to tell us which name is your favorite for your Valentine's Day baby! ...Lindsay Hutton
- Religious NamesOld Testament Boys' NamesOld Testament Boys' Names Of the many names included in the Old Testament of the Bible, these are the ones that have found the most favor over the years: Name Dropping Are there any biblical names in today's name pool that should be avoided? No...
- AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be HealthyWhen it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.Curious World
- Choosing a Name10 Holiday-Themed Baby Names That Mean Joyful and BrightCheck out our favorite holiday-inspired baby names that mean joyful and bright. Which is your favorite for your Christmas baby? ...Lindsay Hutton
- Popular NamesNames that Ruled the Century: #1 Baby Names of the Last 100 YearsBefore baby names became quite so trendy, parents chose classic names that were en vogue for long stretches of time. Take a look back at the #1 baby girl and boy names from the late 1800s on in the U.S. You may be surprised to learn how long some...Erin Dower
- Birth Plan11 Important Decisions to Make During PregnancyDecisions, decisions! Once the exciting news of your pregnancy sets in, it's time to sit down and consider some important questions about everything from your birth plan to your baby's name. Take a step-by-step look at some of the decisions facin...Erin Dower
- Religious NamesOld Testament Girls' NamesLike Old Testament boys' names, names for girls often take their meaning from the Biblical person's place of birth, a physical characteristic or other personal qualities. Start to imagine what qualities you would value most in a child and see if ...
- Parenting Tools PrintablesTop 100 Baby Names for Boys - Printable ListPrint or save this list of the current top 100 baby names for boys in the U.S. from the Social Security Administration. Click on each name to see its meaning, and check off the heart next to the names you like (assign one column of hearts to each...firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parenting Tools PrintablesTop 100 Baby Names for Girls - Printable ListPrint or save this list of the current top 100 baby names for girls in the U.S. from the Social Security Administration. Click on each name to see its meaning, and check off the heart next to the names you like (assign one column of hearts to eac...email@example.com
- Names for Multiples12 of Our Favorite Name Pairings for TwinsThinking of one name is hard — thinking of two can seem impossible! See if any of your current choices are on our list of favorite name pairings for twins, and don't forget to visit our NameLab for more baby name ideas. ...Lindsay Hutton
- Choosing a NameBloomin' Baby Names: Top 12 Flower-Inspired Names for GirlsWhile celebrities like Meg Ryan and Ben Affleck have recently popularized naming babies after blooms, it's far from a new trend. Some flower-inspired baby names date back hundreds of years, and they seem to have staying power due to their natural...Erin Dower
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- Choosing a NameWhich Name Gets Your Vote? Top 12 U.S. President-Inspired Baby NamesNo matter your political persuasion, you must admit that some U.S. presidents' names happen to make very cool baby names — for both boys and girls. Check out our list of the best president-inspired baby names, from Kennedy to Theodore, and see ...Erin Dower