Nestor, Astoria, and Satoria: Getting to Story

Getting to Story

Story is a literally literary name, an appealing option for both genders.  It’s fresher than Corey, and a little bit less traditional than Rory, both of which have been worn by boys and girls. But what if you’re not quite ready to put Story on your child’s birth certificate?  Are there names that could serve as formal […]


Sunday Summary: 7/24/11

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, here in Washington DC. It is my birthday week, which means I’ll exert slightly more influence over the name choices than usual. Happily, many of you were good enough to request names that I was longing to write about anyhow … definitely, the greatest gift! On […]


Sunday Summary: 3/27/11


First, I’m incredibly excited to see who wins March Madness! Thanks to everyone who voted so far, and if you have not, please remember to weigh in: Boys’ Final and Girls’ Final. I thoroughly enjoyed compiling Rock’n’Roll Baby Names for Nameberry last week. This week’s list is equally edgy. Here’s a hint: Buffy is on […]


Name of the Day: Story

We’ll admit it. We like word names. They’re unusual and distinctive, but are still familiar and easy to spell. So when the third starbaby in recent years received this one as part of his name, our ears perked up. In honor of the birth of Minnie Driver’s son, here’s our Name of the Day: Story.