BIGtheme.net http://bigtheme.net/ecommerce/opencart OpenCart Templates

Names

More Light Celtic Boys' Names like Liam and Finn…

celtic-boy.jpg

Two of America’s most fashionable boys’ names have a lot in common. They’re trim, light, and Irish. Liam, an Irish short form of William, has risen from rarity to mega-hit in the in the space of a single generation. It’s now America’s #1 boy’s name. What’s more, Liam’s popularity as a nickname has helped keep William near the top of ...

Read More »

For Harry and Meghan, some Baby Name Argument Starters…and Solver…

BNW-CMI-blog-header.png

This is not your usual royal baby naming dilemma. When British royals William and Kate were preparing to name their first heir, tradition was the byword. The baby would be directly in the line of succession, so their name choice was, as I wrote at the time, “a statement of public identity for the royal family; a branding opportunity for ...

Read More »

Baby Names for Pirates and Mermaids…

on-the-list-baby-names_36.jpg

Mermaids and pirates have been captivating the imaginations of both children and adults for ages. These timeless legends of seafaring have given us songs, stories, movies, national holidays, theme parks, and more. We simply love the sea and the stories that have been told about it. If you’re looking for some keen pirate names, or some sea-worthy mermaid names, we ...

Read More »

Alternatives to the New Hit Baby Names…

BNW-CMI-blog-header.png

You love the name—but it’s “taken.” It’s an all-too familiar feeling for expectant parents. Perhaps your sister-in-law just named her baby Penelope, the very name you’d picked out for a future daughter. Perhaps you’ve always planned to name a son Oliver, but now that Oliver’s a top-10 nationwide hit, you’re afraid it will make too common a pairing with your ...

Read More »

The 13 Spookiest Real-Life Baby Names…

BNW-CMI-blog-header.png

Do you want a baby name that comes with a creeping shadow and a chill down your spine? You might, judging from the names American parents are choosing today. Flat-out spooky names are more popular than ever before. We’re not just talking about names you can link with scary stories. That’s too easy. Sure, “Jason” was the creepy killer in ...

Read More »

We're Naming Boys "Power" and Girls "Happines…

BNW-CMI-blog-header.png

Boys should be powerful, furiously aggressive, and revered. Girls should be pretty, happy, cherished and indulged. That’s the message American parents are sending with their baby name choices, based on a BabyNameWizard.com analysis of modern “word names.” Photos: Getty Images Word-based baby names like Thunder or Empress offer a unique window onto our culture, because they’re the clearest signals in ...

Read More »

11 Families Share Sweet Stories of How they Named their Babies…

Name-Stories-Header2_0.gif

It’s not a secret that many of today’s parents are choosing to steer away from tradition when it comes to naming their baby. But does that mean that the newest generation have little to no meaning behind their names? We don’t think so! Parents have shared the cute, inspiring, and personal connections behind their name choices in our Namipedia. Here are ...

Read More »

Like Charming Antique Baby Names? You'll Love New Zealand…

BNW-CMI-blog-header.png

Imagine a land where names like Harriet, Evie, Pippa, Angus and Arlo roam. Sound like your kind of place? Then take a trip with me to the names of New Zealand. The South Pacific nation boasts a dramatic landscape and one of the world’s best-educated populations. Its official languages are English and Maori, and its naming style reflects a history ...

Read More »

All Those Jazzy Baby Names…

on-the-list-baby-names_36.jpg

If you’re looking for a name that embodies music, artistry, and innovation, why not explore the names of jazz legends? These individuals helped create our modern musical landscape, and left behind legacies of songs, performances, and cultural touchstones that are sure to inspire today’s families. These names range from the uncommon to the popular, with plenty of Anglo surnames and ...

Read More »

The Boys' Names Fashion Alphabet…

BNW-CMI-blog-header.png

A is for Asher. Or is it Augustus? Ace? Axton? Name fashion has many faces, and we’re going to show them to you from A to Z. We’ve selected four boys’ names starting with each letter of the alphabet to represent current American baby name style: two traditional, and two contemporary. Traditional names build their impact off of deep roots ...

Read More »