If you’re a regular here, you’ll know that the best way to request a Baby Name of the Day is to email appmtn (at) gmail (dot) com.

But if you’re not quite that bold, here’s your chance: if you’ve never, ever, ever requested a NotD here, go ahead and leave a suggestion in the comments.

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What do you think?


  1. Love to hear your thoughts on my daughter’s name: Willa. I hear it everywhere now, but it still hasn’t cracked the SSA’s top 1000 names for girls since the first half of the 20th century.

  2. Female: Devi, Katell, Arista, Cambria, Cherie, Tansy, Djuna
    Either: Bellamy, Bennett
    Male: Aeneas, Oberon, Bodhi, Macauley, Savion

  3. I’ve been lurking for a few months and have a few name of the day suggestions:

    girls – Kilmeny, Kerensa, Deanne, Valancy
    boys – Victor, Machaon

  4. I would love to see a post about the name Edmund, it’s my favorite name and I have been lurking hoping it would come up for about a year now. I also second Cecily’s suggestion of Antonia, another one of my favorites.

  5. Sorry to post again, but I have another name I would like to see for NotD – Hazen. It’s a boy’s name, and I came across it while doing researching some Canadian history (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazen_Argue). I think Hazen is a very interesting name; I misread it as Hazel when I first saw it!

  6. Anthea