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  • Medieval Names_featured
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    75 Medieval Names to Inspire Your Baby Name Search
    Whether you’re a history buff or you just like the sound of old, unique names, consider giving your baby a medieval name! Medieval origins give a little extra interest to a chosen name. Not remembering exactly what defines the medieval times? ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 75 unique unisex baby names
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    75 Unique Unisex Names for Your Little Bundle of Joy
    Unisex names are becoming more and more popular amongst parents of new babies these days. As families recognize that gender is a construct and choose to steer away from gender reveal celebrations, unisex names have become solid name choices as th...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • The ultimate guide to choosing a middle name for your baby
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    The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Middle Name
    When it comes to choosing baby names, deciding on a middle name can be an exciting challenge. You can use a middle name for so many purposes. The first thing to consider is your intention behind choosing a baby name that includes a middle name. I...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 75 awesome names for twin baby girls
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    The Ultimate List of Twin Girl Names
    If you’re expecting twin girls, naming them is going to be fun, but there’s more to think about when you have to decide on two names. Twin names need to go together well without being too similar that it adds to the confusion of telling them ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 75 Goddess names for your little girl
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    75 Goddess Names for Your Little Girl
    What name could be more empowering and affirming than that of a goddess? Goddess mythology originates in many cultures worldwide. Whether you seek to name your daughter after a goddess from your own family history or you just want her namesake to...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 75 indigenous names for your baby
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    75 Native American Names for Your Little One
    Choosing a name for your baby is a significant decision, and it is a way to begin your little one’s life with meaning and an emphasis on what your family values. A Native American name is a beautiful way to honor Native American heritage as wel...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    Ethnic Variations of Names
    Ethnic Variations of Names Many names in common use in the U.S. today can be linked to a foreign heritage merely by using the form of the name that relates to a specific country. While this approach doesn't work for every name, you'll find that ...
  • 75 fairy names for magical girls
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    75 Fairy Names for Your Magical Little One
    Fairies are delicate, magical, and a little naughty. A fairy name could be perfect for your little girl.  A fairy is a tiny, winged, mythological creature that originated in the Northern parts of Europe during the pagan times. Many fairy storie...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 75 Badass Girl Names for Your Little Rebel
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    75 Badass Girl Names for Your Little Rebel
    The search for a name is on! If you know you’re having a girl you may want to give her a strong, courageous name that you know will fit her as she grows. Jennifer Moss, founder and CEO of Babynames.com, recommends that you “make sure the name...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 75 Superhero Names for Your Little Wonder
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    75 Superhero Names for Your Little Wonder
    If you’re an avid comic book fan, or just looking for a name that signifies strength and courage, take inspiration from this extensive list of superhero names. From classics to alter egos to superheroes and superheroines, there’s something fo...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Printable List of Top 100 Baby Names for Girls
    A printable PDF version of our 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...
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  • 3 ways to celebrate a name day
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    3 Ways to Celebrate a Name Day
    Choosing a name is one of the most important and exciting parts of parenthood. They imply a sense of identity, uniqueness, personality, and tradition. And it’s not just for the first name, it’s how it flows with the middle and family name. On...
    Miranda Altice
  • 35 Star Wars names for baby boy, girl, gender-neutral
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    35 Star Wars Names for Your Baby
    There are few film franchises with less popularity than Star Wars. When the franchise released its last film in 2018, it was the ninth in the main canon of films. Spanning over 40 years, there are entire generations of folks who don’t remember ...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • 25 creative nicknames for William
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    25 Creative Nicknames for William
    After settling on the name William, you may be in the market for the perfect nickname for your little boy. Currently, William is #19 on the baby names popularity charts so you might be looking for a creative nickname that helps your child stand o...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Religious Names
    Old Testament Boys' Names
    Old 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? N...
  • 25 creative nicknames for Margaret
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    25 Creative Nicknames for Margaret
    Choosing the right name for your baby can be a difficult decision. Jennifer Moss, CEO and Founder of Babynames.com recommends choosing a name that can grow with your child.  She advises you to remember that you’re not just naming a baby, you...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 101 Greek mythology names for baby girls
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    101 Greek Mythology Names for Girls
    Greek mythology is full of inspiration for a meaningful and unique baby name. Take a look through our list of names for girls inspired by Greek mythology.  More: 25 Celestial Names for Baby Acantha - a nymph loved by Apollo, the god of healing...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 75 mermaid names for baby girls
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    75 Mermaid Names for Your Little Girl
    A lot of women and girls have dreams of being a mermaid. How could we not? Many millennial moms came of age watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Ariel has been an idol for girls ever since.  More: 50 Sassy Girl Names While you may never get...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz