The year is drawing to a close! To borrow a line from The Waitresses:
Now the calendar’s just one page, and, of course, I am excited.
For the holidays, yes. But also for the end of year name extravaganza: round-ups, wrap-ups, predictions! Glorious predictions!
Last week, I reviewed my 2014 predictions to see what had come to pass.
This week, it’s all about Celebrity Baby Names. We’re delving into four of the most interesting appellations bestowed by the famous this year. And then, on Friday, I’ll do a year’s end wrap up of celebrity baby names. If you can’t wait, I’ve already delved into the subject at Nameberry a few weeks ago.
Looking for even more? Read the Best Celebrity Baby Names 2013 post.
Or just stand by, because the naming community will surely come up with plenty of end-of-year posts soon!
- Names for a winter baby, via Parentdish UK. No surprise to find some great inspiration from Welsh (Eirwen, for a girl) and Cornish (Lanyon, for a boy).
- Living with Kids gives us another great kids’ name: Matisse.
- An interesting note about Juliet: Nancy may have found the very first girl named after Shakespeare’s enduring character.
- How did I miss this great article at Yahoo! on how parents chose their kids’ names? And there are even more stories in the comments.
- How much do I love the unisex name posts at For Real? While I’m often surprised at gender-bending name choices, I don’t think they’re harmful. And I often end up loving the names on this list: boys Rowan Foster and Asa Trust, girls Beau Bianca and Aspen Echo.
- You’d expect a Tom Ford lipstick collection called Lips and Boys to be rich with daring international appellations, wouldn’t you? Ford doesn’t disappoint. There’s Rory and Alasdhair, Giacomo and Rafael. And 46 more.
- Another of the names on Tom Ford’s list is Cary. Lately, I’ve been thinking about names I’d like to see make a comeback for boys. (Okay, that question is a perpetual favorite for me.) Kelly is high on my list, but Cary is #1. What are yours?
- Welcome to the world, Nora Margaret!
- Yes to Susanna! And the other nine names on the list of colonial names at The Art of Naming.
- Hendrix, Jett, Presley and more names inspired by rock’n’rollers at Brit + Co.
- My interest in all things British is really spiking as we get ready for #royalbabyredux. Stop me before I order something in a Coldstream Guard print from Boden.
- I love it when Swistle convinces parents that their #1 choice really is the right choice! Welcome to the world, Margaret, called Molly.
That’s all for this week! As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!