Name Help: Are There Any Names Left?

William August

Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every Saturday, one reader’s name questions will be discussed. We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight! Emily and her husband are expecting their second son, a little brother for William […]

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12 Celebrities Who Chose Unisex Names

Unisex Names

The latest Blake Lively/Ryan Reynolds baby name rumor? She’s named James. If that’s true, Blake and Ryan would only be taking the unisex name trend to its logical conclusion. After all, James has been big in the middle spot for girls for years. Sean Combs has a daughter called Jessie James, born back in 2006.  More […]

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Afton: Baby Name of the Day

Afton

This post was originally published on March 13, 2009. It was substantially revised and re-posted on February 9, 2015. Special thanks to reader Afton for suggesting that her post needed an update! Looking for a Scottish heritage choice, with a poetic, nature-name feel? Thanks to Annelise for suggesting one that fits: our Baby Name of the […]

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Sunday Summary: Sixth of 2015

Happy Sunday! Let’s start with this video, an homage to choosing a baby name and Taylor Swift’s smash hit. Got a long list of my favorites, you’ll think that they’re insane, ’cause here comes another baby, so let’s pick a name! Pure fun. I’m talking about single-syllable celebrity baby names at Nameberry tomorrow. Not too long ago, I […]

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Name Help: A Gender Neutral Name for a Girl

unisex names

Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every Saturday, one reader’s name questions will be discussed. We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight! Emilie and her husband are expecting their second child soon, a little sister […]

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Baby Names from Living with Kids

Living with Kids names

Confession: I am mildly obsessed with Design Mom. Gabrielle Blair is the wildly successful blogger behind Design Mom, all about motherhood from a designer’s perspective. From a two-year stay in the French countryside to the house they’re currently renovating in Oakland, California, she manages to make raising six kids look stylish and almost effortless. The series that […]

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