popular topics in choosing a name

  • Tomboy Girl Names
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    75 Tomboy Names for Little Girls
    If you are expecting a new baby girl but don't want a traditional "girly" sounding name, then you have come to the right place. Many of these “tomboy” baby girl names are either unisex names or usually chosen for a baby boy, but that is also ...
    Stefanie Miller
  • 75 Patriotic Baby Names
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    75 Patriotic Baby Names
    If you are proud to be an American, or if you most look forward to the fourth of July, why not choose a patriotic name for your newborn baby? There is no better way to honor our Founding Fathers than to choose the perfect name that also has signi...
    Stefanie Miller
  • 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 Cajun Names
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    75 Cajun Baby Names for Your Little One
    You are probably wondering what qualifies as a Cajun name and why you would want to choose one for your sweet baby. If you have French or Canadian ancestors, you might find that you have ties to Louisiana. More: The Most Popular Canadian Names ...
    Stefanie Miller
  • 50 Water Names
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    50 Names Meaning Water For Your Little One
    Referencing nature when choosing baby names is a popular choice, and various names that mean water can certainly be inspiring. Water is one of the most important components for sustaining life and is worshipped in many cultures. Water can be calm...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 75 Royal Boy Names
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    75 Royal Names for Boys
    Choosing a name for your baby is no easy task, especially with so many out there to choose from! While choosing a moniker is a bit easier for the average person, than say, a member of a royal family, many of us still have traditional names or fam...
    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 ...
  • 75 Literary Girl Names
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    75 Literary Girl Names
    If you love to read, then you already know that it is common to form bonds with your favorite literary characters. This can be for several reasons, including feeling a deep connection because of how it reminds you of your childhood or a significa...
    Stefanie Miller
  • 75 Royal Girl Names
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    75 Royal Names for Girls
    If you're expecting a little princess or queen, you may be looking for the perfect royal baby name for your little girl. If you dreamed of marrying Prince William (Lucky Kate Middleton!), you may already have some names from the House of Windsor ...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • 50 Names Meaning Sun
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    50 Names Meaning Sun
    Nature-inspired names are popular, and using the sun as your focal point when choosing a name is brilliant. Many cultures have a God or Goddess of the sun and worship the light it brings to our world. A wonderful way to celebrate a life-sustainin...
    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...
    erin.dower@pearson.com
  • 75 Literary Boy Names
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    75 Literary Boy Names
    If you are an avid reader, chances are some authors and characters are dear to your heart. Whether you are a fan of Mark Twain or Charles Dickens, there are plenty of options to please your inner geek. More: 100 Hipster Baby Names That Are Effor...
    Stefanie Miller
  • 50 Triplet Names
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    The Best Names for Triplets
    When you hear about someone having triplets, it’s not unusual to have a reaction of immediately shaking your head thinking, "How do they cope?" Parents and family members have so many thoughts racing through their minds. Having three babies (at...
    Vaijayanti Mohapatra
  • 75 Surfer Names
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    75 Surfer Names for Your Water Baby
    For those Moms and Dads to be who love all things water, you might be considering a surfer name for your little dude or dudette to be! Many surfer baby names are influenced by Hawaiian, Australian, Native American, and Asian cultures. More: 50 B...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • 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?...
  • Weird Names for Babies
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    The Weirdest Baby Names That Have Trended Throughout History
    Baby-names like Peter and Sarah have been around in one form or another for centuries. Some name trends fade in and out of style, but the staples are always there. You'd never bat an eyelash or do a double-take if you met a Joe or an Elizabeth, b...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • 75 Names that Mean Light
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    75 Names That Mean Light
    Names that mean light are a great way to honor how brightly your new little one will shine. Choosing your child’s name can be a hard decision, narrowing it down based on the meaning is a great place to start. Children bring innocence, positivit...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Wizard Baby Names
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    75 Wizard Names to Inspire Your Baby Name Search
    If you're a Harry Potter fanatic like me, chances are at some point you've considered naming your baby to be after one of your favorite wizards or witches from JK Rowling's Wizarding World. While ultimately I did not name either of my children a ...
    L. Elizabeth Forry