popular topics in choosing a name

  • 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
  • School and Learning
    U.S. States
    State Nicknames Quiz
    Test your knowledge of state nicknames with this fun quiz! ...
    John Gettings
  • 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. ...
  • School and Learning
    Little Women Quiz: Names
    Test your knowledge on the character's names in the book Little Women with this quiz. ...
    Shmuel Ross
  • Pregnancy
    Baby Naming Style
    What's Your Baby Naming Style?
    When you pick a name for your baby, what kind of name are you likely to choose? Do you lean towards the classic, or push for the outrageous? Discover the truth about your baby naming style with this quiz. ...
  • Family Life
    History of Names
    Quiz: Name Trivia
    What's in a name? Find out by taking our trivia quiz. Learn all about the art of the alias, the history of a handle, and the making of a moniker. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pregnancy
    Baby Name Quizzes
    Baby Name Quiz
    Deciding what to name your baby can be a hard decision. Find out how much you know about the meaning of names with this baby name quiz. ...
  • Pregnancy
    Name Meanings
    What's in a Name?
    Where'd you get your name? Take our quiz and learn how parents in different cultures name their kids. ...
  • Pregnancy
    Celebrity Baby Names
    Celebrity Baby Names
    Celebrity Baby NamesThe interesting, odd, and downright crazy names celebrities give their children. For a searchable list of celebrity baby names, visit our NameLab.Compiled by Erin Teare MartinCelebrityOccupationBaby Name(s)Gillian Anderson / ...
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    Baby Names
    50 Unique Baby Names You've Never Heard Of
    When it’s time to pick out a baby name, it’s beginning to feel like you’ve heard them all. There’s a reason certain names, like Sophie or Emma are considered popular — because there are so many people with those names. Obviously there ...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • Pregnancy
    Religious Names
    Virtue Names and Their Meanings
    Virtue Names and Their Meanings Most virtue names are based on common etymological elements found in the language from which they derive. If you know what these elements are, they'll point you to names with the meanings you seek. Virtue names, o...
  • Pregnancy
    Religious Names
    The History of Virtue Names
    The History of Virtue Names Alphabet Soup Teutonic, or Germanic, refers to the ancient people and languages of northern Europe. Among these languages are Old High German, the ancestor of modern German; Old Franconian which evolved into Dutch; ...
  • Pregnancy
    Religious Names
    Saint Names
    Saint Names What's in a Name Saints have been canonized since the tenth century. Before then, they were chosen by public acclaim, a more democratic process but one that led to the naming of some saints who really didn't deserve the honor. To e...
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    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 i...
  • Pregnancy
    Religious Names
    How Saints' Names Became Popular
    How Saints' Names Became Popular Alphabet Soup Canonizing refers to the process of declaring a dead person as a saint and glorifying this person's memory by adding him or her to a list of saints. Very few people have been canonized in recent y...
  • Pregnancy
    Religious Names
    Muslim Girls' Names
    Muslim Girls' Names Girls' names often relate to favored qualities of animals and flowers, as well as the quality of light or such desirable attributes as generosity, faithfulness, or truthfulness. Like Muslim boys' names, girls' names related ...
  • Pregnancy
    Religious Names
    Muslim Boys' Names
    Muslim Boys' Names The most popular names relate to Muhammad, his family, or one of his revered traits, as well as desirable attributes and qualities. What's in a Name Muhammad taught his followers that children should be given good names and t...