The baby name Daisy feels fresh and cheerful, but it also has a long history of use as a given name. Thanks to Kristin for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. FLOWER POWER Like Lily and Rose, the baby name Daisy feels familiar on a child, but also immediately brings to mind the flower. […]READ MORE >>
Baby Name Cricket: Upbeat and Natural
The baby name Cricket made headlines when Busy Philips chose it for her daughter in 2013. But is it a crazy, celebrity-only pick, or a rising favorite? Thanks to Grey for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. CRACKLE AND CREAK The baby name Cricket has a great sound. That crisp ‘Cr’ at the top, […]READ MORE >>
Baby Name Frances: Vintage and Refined
The baby name Frances feels like a charming antique with a lady-like, refined vibe. Thanks to Kim for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. BREAD AND JAM One famous Frances comes to mind: the badger of Russell and Lillian Hoban’s series of children’s books. She’s strong-willed and imaginative, and her family is close-knit and […]READ MORE >>
Elon Musk and Grimes Welcome a Son Named … WHAT?
Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any crazier, Elon Musk and Grimes had a baby. And they named their new son … wait for it … X Æ A-12 HOLD UP, REALLY? Well … probably not. I should say that Elon Musk announced his new son’s name on Twitter as X Æ A-12. X […]READ MORE >>
Gloria: Baby Name of the Day
Gloria peaked in the 1940s. Could it be ready for revival right about now? Thanks to Lola for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. IN EXCELSIS DEO The -ia ending suggests this name belongs with ancients like Julia and Cecilia. Not so. The Latin phrase “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” translates to “Glory to God […]READ MORE >>
Esther: Baby Name of the Day
Esther brings to mind a legendary queen and a Hollywood legend. Is this early twentieth century favorite ready for revival? Thanks to Fran for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. STAR … OR NOT The most common meaning associated with Esther is star, from the Persian setareh. That’s my go-to meaning, but others have […]READ MORE >>
Sonnet: Baby Name of the Day
Sonnet might be that perfect stands-out, fits-in choice. Thanks to Kaela for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. POEM A sonnet is a type of poem, a form with specific rules. There are three major types, and then a bunch that break the rules but still count. The average person might not be able […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Celebrity Baby Names 2019: The Winners!
Time to announce the winners in the 2019 favorite celebrity baby names contest. The victors in this year’s competition join Margot and Sebastian, the 2018 champs. You’ll note that this contest isn’t about the headline-grabbing choices, the kids called Psalm and Slash Electric, Birdie and Zissou. You can read all about those names here. Instead, […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Celebrity Boy Names 2019: Final Match!
We started with eight great boy names, all mainstream(ish) favorites chosen by celebrities for their sons over the past twelve months. Your votes have narrowed it down, from eight to four to just two finalists. And now? It’s time to pick a winner. Last year, Sebastian came out on top. This year? Before we get […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Celebrity Girl Names 2019: Final Match!
You’ve voted and voted, and now we’re down to just one final contest. This round determines the winner of the Favorite Celebrity Girl Names 2019! Let’s review the SemiFinal results: Nora took a commanding lead over Ruby, earning just over 58% of the vote. That’s not a walloping, but there’s no ambiguity in those results, […]READ MORE >>
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