popular topics in choosing a name

  • 75 Nerdy Names
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    75 Nerdy Names for Baby Your Inner Geek Will Love
    Many parents are choosing to stray away from traditional names and are opting for more unique names for their babies. If you are a true nerd at heart, then you probably already have a list of baby names that contain characters from your favorite ...
    Stefanie Miller
  • 75 Rainbow Baby Names
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    75 Rainbow Baby Names With Sentimental Meanings
    The phrase “rainbow baby” comes from the idea of a rainbow appearing in the sky after a storm, or after a dark and turbulent time. A "rainbow baby" is defined as a baby born after the miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of an infant from natura...
    Vaijayanti Mohapatra
  • 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
  • The Rise and Fall of Abcde
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    The Story Behind the Name "Abcde"
    There are many unusual names out there. We have celebrities to thank for unique names like Apple, Blue Ivy, and Sienna Princess, just to name a few! And due to social media, every time a friend or a celebrity has a baby, we know the baby’s name...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Canadian Names
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    The Most Popular Canadian Names
    So, you’ve been setting up the nursery while gathering up the necessities, and now it’s time to explore some names! A quick search reveals that Canada and the United States are neighboring countries that share a lot more than the beautiful N...
    Samantha Celentano
  • 75 1920s Girl Names
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    Our Favorite 1920s Girl Names Making a Comeback in the 2020s
    The roaring twenties are here again, and along with the decade, some of the most popular girl’s names from a century ago are back in style! The truth is, many of these elegant names have never really gone out of style but may have waned in popu...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
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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 ...
  • The Ultimate List of Aztec Names
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    The Ultimate List of Aztec Names
    The Aztecs were located in central Mexico primarily from 1300-1521 until their population began to decline. They included many different central Mexican ethnic groups and were bound by a primary language of Nahuatl. More: 75 Native American Name...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 75 Boho Girl Names
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    75 Boho Girls Names for Your Little One
    "Boho" is the short form of "bohemian," which means socially unconventional in an artistic way. So if you are looking for bohemian baby names, they are sure to be unique and beautiful. In recent years, boho names have become increasingly popular....
    Stefanie Miller
  • 75 Southern Boy Names
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    75 Southern Boy Names
    Are you considering a Southern name for your baby boy? These names have come back as both trendy and unique names. There are so many adorable baby boy names inspired by all things Southern! More: 75 of Our Favorite Southern Girl Names If you’...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 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...
    erin.dower@pearson.com
  • Names that Mean Death
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    50 Names That Mean Death
    While knowingly giving your precious bundle of joy a name that means death may seem dark to many, some parents might find a perfectly unique choice among them. More: 50 Dark But Beautiful Baby Names for Girls In Western culture, death is a topi...
    Samantha Celentano
  • 75 Old Man Names
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    75 "Old Man Names" That Are Popular Again
    Trends come and go, especially in the world of parenting. Those parenting trends are always prevalent in the naming game. After all, you are selecting the name for a person to have for the rest of their life! While there is no guarantee your boy ...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • 75 Desert Names
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    75 Baby Names Inspired by the Desert
    Finding a name inspired by the desert for your little one can be a creative way to come up with a unique and meaningful name. Nature-inspired names are gaining popularity in recent years.The wide-open spaces of the desert, paired with its distin...
    Samantha Celentano
  • 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?...
  • Buddhist First Names
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    The Ultimate List of Buddhist Names
    Everyone wants their baby’s name to mean something special, and every baby is one of a kind. Have you ever considered a Buddhist baby name for your little bundle of joy? Buddhism has a long history centered around peace and love, so what better...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • 75 Palindrome Names
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    75 Palindrome Names That Are Perfect for Baby
    When naming my sons, I wanted simple names that also had meaning. We took great care in choosing their names as well, with a little bit of internet help. I didn't know that there were so many different categories of baby names, so it felt a bit o...
    Stefanie Miller
  • 75 Futuristic Baby Names
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    75 Futuristic Names for Your Little One
    If you are considering futuristic baby names for your little one on the way, we’ve got the ultimate list for you. There are many sources of inspiration for a futuristic given name or simply a beautiful name that makes you think of the future an...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen