popular topics in choosing a name

  • 1900s baby girl name, Mary
    Popular Names
    Names that Ruled the Century: #1 Baby Names of the Last 100 Years
    Before 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
  • pregnancy decisions, pregnant woman in hospital bed
    Birth Plan
    11 Important Decisions to Make During Pregnancy
    Decisions, 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
  • Little baby girl wrapped in purple blanket
    Religious Names
    Old Testament Girls' Names
    Like 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 Printables
    Top 100 Baby Names for Boys - Printable List
    Print 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...
    erin.dower@pearson.com
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Top 100 Baby Names for Girls - Printable List
    Print 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...
    erin.dower@pearson.com
  • Twins in striped pink and blue pajamas against white background
    Names for Multiples
    12 of Our Favorite Name Pairings for Twins
    Thinking 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
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Top 100 Baby Names for Girls - Printable List
    Print 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...
    erin.dower@pearson.com
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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  • President baby names, Lincoln
    Choosing a Name
    Which Name Gets Your Vote? Top 12 U.S. President-Inspired Baby Names
    No 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
  • city of Austin, baby name idea
    Choosing a Name
    Put Your Baby on the Map! Top 12 City-Inspired Baby Names
    Oh, the places your baby will go — with a baby name inspired by a city or place from around the globe. From Austin to Sydney, these geographical boys' and girls' names sure sound stately, or worldly! Everyone from David and Victoria Beckham to ...
    Erin Dower
  • Aster flower as baby name idea
    Choosing a Name
    Bloomin' Baby Names: Top 12 Flower-Inspired Names for Girls
    While 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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    Middle Names
    5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Skip the Middle Name
    When 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
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 21 weeks and 2 days
    Week 22 of Pregnancy
    You are 21 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe next three months are a time of particularly rapid growth for your baby. Cells are dividing, expanding, and maturing in every part of her body. The placenta too is growing and maturing, but this is far less important than your ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 21 weeks and 3 days
    Week 22 of Pregnancy
    You are 21 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayIn this 3D scan the baby's skin looks quite lumpy in parts. This isn't really the case. If the baby suddenly moves during a scan, the image can have difficulty "keeping up" and creates this unusual effect. ...
  • Piper, Orange Is New Black
    Popular Names
    Baby Name Trends for 2015
    Baby name trends are always evolving. What names will be popular for babies born in 2015? Here are some of our guesses. And remember, you can always visit the FamilyEducation NameLab for more baby name fun and Pregnancy Day by Day for resources f...
    Erin Dower
  • Pregnancy
    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? No...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • School and Learning
    U.S. States
    State Nicknames Quiz
    Test your knowledge of state nicknames with this fun quiz! ...
    John Gettings