Names_PopularityBox

expecting

Thinking Outside the Popular Baby Name Box

Have you ever been frustrated to find that a name you’ve loved for years is actually more popular than you thought?

Read More...
2life_Baby_Names_midecentury

expecting

12 Surprising Baby Name Risings: Cindy? Bruce?

Certain comeback kids have been getting a lot of buzz lately—names like Elsa and Amelia and Elias and Tobias, all of which have that nice vintage 19th century vibe.

Read More...
Baby_Names_Old-fashioned2

expecting

14 Vintage Names Zooming Up The Charts

These old-fashioned names are hot hot hot! Alfred is having a major resurgence in Scandinavia and England, and the US is hopping on that bandwagon as well, with Alfred leaping 160 places last year.

Read More...
Gertrude_McCoy

expecting

Baby Name Image: Seeking A Glamorous Gertrude

“If you will call a dog Hervey,” said the English author Dr. Johnson, “I shall love him.” This quirky adage was meant to praise the unconventional Hervey family, whom Dr. Johnson found excellent company,

Read More...
Names_BoldMiddle

expecting

The Age of Bold Middle Names

Filler middle names are a thing of the past. It’s a 21st century baby naming reality. Not only do we obsess over finding the perfect first name, we have to find middles that hit the right note, too.

Read More...
Names_Classic

expecting

Classic Baby Names Reborn

The Scottish word name Bonnie, which means pretty, was a midcentury favorite, reigning in the Top 50 in the 1940s and 50s thanks to its use for the ill-fated little girl in Gone With The Wind.

Read More...
Names_GirlsNames

expecting

Is Sailor the New Harper? Hot Girl Names Ending with “R”

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler recently welcomed baby number three, and it’s a girl! Saylor James joins big brothers Camden Jack and Jaxon Wyatt.

Read More...
Names_Vintage

expecting

Vintage Baby Names

I was asked by a magazine interviewer recently why I thought some vintage names come back and others don’t. Why Cora and Flora and not Dora? Why Edward and not Edwin? All of which got me thinking about the influences that do propel names out of the attic and into the spotlight.

Read More...
Names_TwelveSurprisingRisers

expecting

13 Best Easter Baby Names

There’s a basketful of wonderful names available for an Eastertime baby, from the sacred to the silly, the Biblical to the bunnyesque. Here are a baker’s dozen of the best.

Read More...
Names_Trends

expecting

Baby Name Trends: Sleek, Simple, Cool Names

People often ask us how we come up with our baby name trend predictions.

Read More...