Jeb: Baby Name of the Day

March 13, 2014

We know that single-syllable choices for boys are having a moment. How ’bout this one? Mini name week continues, and our Baby Name of the Day is Jeb.

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Sundance: Baby Name of the Day

December 26, 2013

Athletes Kerri Walsh and Casey Jennings gave this radiant name to their son in 2010. Thanks to Olive for suggesting Sundance as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Lucius, Lucien, Luka: Getting to Luke

December 6, 2013

Luke is a big name. Not only is he a major figure in the New Testament, but there’s Cool Hand Luke and Luke Skywalker.  From athletes and artists to musicians and politicians, it is tough to list all of the many accomplished Lukes. Their number is sure to increase, too.  Luke has ranked in the […]

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Caden, Cadel and Kincaid: Formal Names for Cade

September 27, 2013

Cade sounds at home on a horse, a name just right for a little cowboy. He’s been in sparing use since the 1970s, and ranked #370 in 2012. That means that he’s actually fallen quite a bit from his high of #201 in 2001.  But he remains right in step with so many Top 100 […]

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Maggie: Getting to Maggie from Marigold and Magdalena

May 24, 2013

Tons of little girls answer to Addie and Ellie.  Maddie is epidemic. So why not Maggie? Margaret is as stalwart a classic as Eleanor, Elizabeth, Charlotte, or Katherine. And yet, Margaret and Maggie are both relatively rare.  Margaret ranked just #178, behind Daisy, Willow, Summer, and Eden.  Maggie came in at #246. High profile uses […]

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July: Baby Name of the Day

May 8, 2013

Plenty of kids answer to Julia and Julian, and month names are stylish, too.  So how would this one wear for a child? Thanks to Katie for suggesting July as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sonora: Baby Name of the Day

April 17, 2013

It’s a pleasant place name with quite the tale to tell. Thanks to Emily for suggesting Sonora as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Maverick: Baby Name of the Day

January 7, 2013

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 27, 2008 with the title “Don’t Go There: Maverick.”  I originally thought I’d run a series of posts about names parents should never consider for their children.  The site has changed quite a bit in four years – as have I! – and I thought Maverick […]

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Texas as a Given Name: Yea or Nay?

September 29, 2012

Let me first say this: thank you, Reese and Jim, for sharing your baby name promptly.  Congratulations to you and your family! The arrival of baby Tennessee James has prompted a flurry of articles about other celebrities who have used place names for their children.  There’s Alicia Keys’ son Egypt,  and Mike Tyson’s kids, daughter Milan and son […]

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Oakley: Baby Name of the Day

September 27, 2012

Part-nature name, part-surname, part-sunglasses company – and definitely one to watch. Thanks to Chantal for suggesting Oakley as our Baby Name of the Day.

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