popular topics in choosing a name

  • 75 Preppy Boy Names_Featured
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    75 Preppy Boy Names for Your Little One
    Do you have visions of varsity letters and Ivy League schools in your baby boy’s future? Give him a head start by choosing a preppy name! More: The Ultimate List of Three Letter Boy Names What’s In a Name? Can the right name really give yo...
    Elisa Cinelli
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    50 Names that Mean "Life" For Your Little One
    Names that mean “life” always sound so fresh and lovely. When a child is born, we celebrate the new life that has come into our world, making names related to this concept always a perfect fit. Consider a name that means “life” for your n...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 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
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    75 Badass Names for Boys for Your Little Rebel
    Being badass doesn’t always have to be about breaking the law and wearing leather. In modern times, we regard badass as someone who is an overall nonconformist, activist, or fighter. With so much happening in the world right now, it’s only fi...
    Miranda Altice
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    Our Favorite Nature Names to Inspire Your Baby Name Search
    As you embark on a search for the perfect name for your child, taking inspiration from the wonderful world around us is a great starting point. From natural wonders to the mundane everyday world around us, you will find many parts of nature that ...
    Jennifer Caffelle
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    50 Names That Mean Fire for Your Little Spark of Life
    If you want your child to grow up blazing with passion and determination, consider choosing a name that means fire. Names that mean fire create the impression of a strong, creative individual whether directly or unconsciously, and this can have a...
    Elisa Cinelli
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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 ...
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    75 Old Fashioned Girl Names Making a Comeback
    It is such a beautiful aspect of life to notice when everything old becomes new again. This cycle especially happens with names, and many old fashioned girl names are definitely making a comeback. Lovely names from other time periods take us bac...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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