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Friday, February 29, 2008

Baby Names in the News

Print - Why do stars keep their new babies' names secret?
How come celebrities like to wait several days before announcing their babies' names to their fans? Is J.Lo waiting to announce it for whenever she sells the first photos to a mag?
Nancy’s Baby Names Top 10 Spam Names of the Month - February ‘08
Here are my ten favorite spam names for the month of February:
The Poop : Most popular baby names in the Bay Area
...the most popular names around here are a little bit different from the national ones. Below are some results:
Suggestions for Unique Baby Names: Where to Look for Inspiration When Naming Your Newborn
Everything from cities to athletes to literary characters provides options for interesting baby names.
Nancy’s Baby Names Phonebook Fishing in Wyoming - Brownie, Mrityunjal, Scholastique, Ubaldo
I just went through a fairly recent copy of the Laramie, Wyoming phone book. (Yes, I went through the whole thing — it’s only about 60 pages long. :) Here are some of the names I came across…

Posted by KenW at 12:46 PM

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Baby Name News Roundup

J. Lo's Baby Names Revealed - The Elements
It is rumored that the day before Jennifer's baby shower, on January 18, her mother Guadalupe was seen at Genesis Jewelers in NY, picking up two gold baby braclets. The bracelets were engraved with the names Max and Emme.
'Barack' poised to rise on baby-name lists - - The Washington Times
Perhaps the nation will see some baby "Baracks" arriving over the next few months no matter who wins the presidential election.
Health And Fitness Library » Baby - Why People Like...
...many younger and well traveled moms and dads want to keep names that no one has ever heard of. Some are genuinely unique baby names; others can be down right funny and even absurd.
The Poop : When baby names have bad associations
...we so frequently hear from The Poop commenters who say "I can't name my kid such-and-such because he reminds me of my ex-boyfriend/probation officer/some horrible song that my cheating ex-husband used to always play."
The Poop : Presidential baby names
One area that has provided several good ideas is U.S. presidents.
garyzyriek.com: Maybe This Willl Pick You Up... Baby Names... Memphis Style
For a couple of years, ZackPe and I would help build bikes for inner city kids to receive on Christmas morning. The second year we did it, the names of the recipients were actually on placards on the bikes...
Babies and Toddler Care: The Hottest Trends in Baby Names and Their Meanings
You see them. You hear them. They are here among us. What are they? They are the hottest trends in baby names and their meanings. And today we are going to look at 3 of the hottest trends.
TheStar.com | News | 10 things we learned this week
Rank of Oscar among baby names: No. 118. Of Tony: 329. Of Genie: not ranked. It last appeared in the top 1,000 in the 1890s, when it was No. 958.
RandomNames - FREE Random Baby Name tool
Random Names is a Free portable tool that can be used to randomly select a set number of baby names.
Do Heathers need better PR?
Our name is part of a personal brand, carrying with it various associations. These could influence the way that others react to us from a young age.
Nancy's Baby Names Are you naming your Leap Day baby Brooklyn? Do you like Domino's pizza?
The family of the first child named Brooklyn born in the continental U.S. on Leap Day (February 29, 2008) will receive $1,000 in Domino’s pizza gift certificates.

Posted by KenW at 1:15 PM

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Baby Names News and Views

Games - Children: Let Your Children Name The New Baby
Choosing a baby name is an important job, so make your children feel important by letting them help you name the new baby. After all, you're not the only one who's having a baby - your whole family is !
The Poop : Presidential baby names
One area that has provided several good ideas is U.S. presidents.
To Give a Name (An Ode to my Unborn Son) « VeritasExLogos
It’s 3 a.m. and I hear my unborn child cry on the shrink wrapped baby monitor looming over a cup and a tea bag sucked dry. ...
Pregnancy - Preparing for Baby: Baby name ratings and reviews at Pregnancy & Baby
Rate and review names here, from over 6000 names for boys and for girls!
Dishing With the Divas: Carol wants to know, "What's in a name??"
Here's the latest in baby names for those of you in need and for us who have to name our characters book after book.
Do Heathers need better PR?
Our name is part of a personal brand, carrying with it various associations. These could influence the way that others react to us from a young age.
Nancy’s Baby Names » Blog Archive » 200 Ways to Go Wrong with the Surname "Man"
My husband-of-two-days and I agreed (long ago) that any children we have will take his surname: Man. This name, though, is a tricky one to pair with a forename. For example…
Baby Name Map: Popular baby names in Norway (2007)
The Baby Name Map now has the latest popular baby names from Norway.
Nancy’s Baby Names » Blog Archive » Possible NFL Draft Names - Aqib, Gosder, Limas, Tashard
I was just reading through Frank Coyle’s top NFL Draft prospects for 2008 and I found a few cool names:
Poll: Name J. Lo's Babies!
Vote on your favorite or suggest others on the message boards!
Punters betting on Kidman baby name : thewest.com.au
An Irish betting agency, Paddy Power, is taking bets on what name Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban will give their baby, reportedly due in June.
Baby Name Map: Popular baby names in the Czech Republic
I have added the top ten popular baby names in the Czech Republic between 2004 and 2006 to the Baby Name Map.

Posted by KenW at 11:08 AM

Monday, February 18, 2008

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Baby Names News and Commentary

Valentine's Day Baby Names
So you're due any day and you realized that Valentine's Day is around the corner. Are you going to choose a Valentine's Day inspired baby name? It might surprise you that many people actually do choose names for their baby based on what happens near the time or birth or even the conception, so why not choose a holiday inspired baby name?
Swistle: Mairzy and Swistle Would Like to Know: Doll Names
We are interested in EVERYONE'S baby names. We have heard it many times, but we are still surprised when people say they "just chose" a name, as if it were not an activity involving piles of baby name books, hundreds of discussions, and multi-page lists.
What’s in a name? « The Jennifer Blog
After reading Freakonomics in our book discussion group, I’ve become hyper aware of names and what possibly that could mean to the said child. Also, when you’ve been teaching for over a decade, there are names that go on your ‘NEVER NAME MY CHILD AFTER THAT DEMON SPAWN’. [+ interesting links]
Baby's Named a Bad, Bad Thing
The following is a catalog of naming questions and suggestions posted on several different baby naming bulletin boards going back as far as early 2001
Golden Girl Names - Blanche & Bea, Rose & Rue
Only three of the above -- Sophia, Rose and Beatrice -- ranked in the top 1,000 in 2006 (at 9th, 350th and 966th, respectively). Are any of the others due for a comeback?
Baby Name Map - Popular baby names from around the world
Discover the popularity of baby names around the world.
Baby Names 1.0 Free Download
Baby Names is a software which contains a database of over 21,000 baby names with meanings from over 70 origin categories.
In the women's mags: Rumours fly as blooming celebrity baby boom grows - 11 Feb 2008 - NZ Herald: The latest celebrity Gossip from New Zealand, Hollywood and around the World.
"Dion said to me the other day that we need to start looking for ideas in the baby names book and I went, 'Oh, I forgot we had to do that again'!"
Especially Beautiful Baby Names and their Meanings
Here are 14 baby boy names and baby girl names that have great strength and beauty. Many come from mythology, poetry and nature. Others come from place names.
Cowlitz County is undergoing a minor baby boom
Jacob and Emma remained Washington's most popular baby names, and both appear in the county's 2007 top five lists
Search in more than 40770 baby names for boys and girls with meanings and origins!
Search in more than 40770 babynames for boys and girls with meanings and origins!
Bad baby names « hannahtaylor
Baby name ideas with commentary

Posted by KenW at 10:12 AM

Friday, February 08, 2008

Weekend Reading for Baby Names

Unusual Baby Boy Names - Finding Exotic And Unique Baby Names
There are several ways to find unusual baby boy names. Here are some suggestions:
If you need a good laugh re: baby names
This is a discussion on If you need a good laugh re: baby names
Baby Name Search
Anyway, if you’re in the throes of picking out baby names, for whatever reason, here’s an online tool that might help:
More Never-Ranked Plants Names - Disa, Linnaea, Nigella, Vanda
Here are a few botanical genus names that might make nice baby girl names…
Worst baby names
Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran, best-selling authors of "The Baby Name Bible" (St. Martin's Press), released their list of the worst baby names chosen by celebrities in 2007.
Single Syllable Girl Names - Bree, Hope, Jill, Paige, Tess
More short & sweet names — this time for baby girls. Here’s a list of nearly one hundred one-syllable female names:
Baby Names - Choosing your Child's Name
...with some research and a little inspiration, deciding on the perfect baby name can be an interesting, informative and most of all fun part of your pregnancy.
Never-Ranked Baby Names - Letter N
The latest installment of never-ranked names:
Legally Brunette: Sigh.
Out of curiosity, I Googled "trashiest baby names." I'll give you three guesses as to which name is the reigning champ.
The business of names
I've been very guarded about my intentions, only because I've actually had 2 friends who snatched my favorite baby names in the past and used it to name their children. I suppose I should feel flattered, but don't you think that parents ought to come up with names on their own?
Mapping News by Mapperz
Guy Davis has updated a very clear and fast map of popular names around the world.
BabyCenter en Español Reveals Santiago and Sofia as Most Popular Hispanic Baby Names of 2007
BabyCenter en Español, the leading online resource in Spanish for new and expectant parents, today unveiled a new first - the Top 10 Hispanic Baby Names of 2007. The list was derived from names submitted on BabyCenter(R) en Español (http://www. babycenterenespanol.com) by moms who had babies in 2006 and 2007 and are expecting in 2008.
Baby Names: America's Least Wanted: Vowel Edition
Please post your nominations here, and feel free to second others.
"A rose by any other name..."
What are some of the baby names that you came up with for your children, but decided not to use?
Bad Baby Names: A Bumper Crop
Loyal readers, this week is a week to end all weeks. Bad Baby Names have hit a new high. Not just in quality, but quantity. Let’s go!
Popular Baby Names of the Future
So, without further ado here are the results for what may become the most popular baby names of the future.
Baby Names Lose their Luster
Insensitive people might be calling Britney names, but no one is naming their kid Britney.
TOP 100 Baby Boys names in England and Wales the last 5 years.
Here we have a list of the most popular boys names in England and Wales the last 5 years.
DS Daily: Register your name
The impending baby got us thinking about video games, as we desperately try to make things do. Specifically, game-related baby names. Everyone reading this blog is a huge nerd, and nerds do things like naming things after game characters.
Parenting trends for 08?
Even more unique baby names: because replacing I's with Y's wasn't enough (Kaytlyn, I'm looking at you!) Neveah (Heaven backwards) was just the tip of the iceberg
From Jermajesty to Banjo: Wacky Celebrity Baby Names
It’s pretty apparent that fame, money, and beauty lead to gluttony, drugs, and wacky baby names.
Scrubs Star John C. McGinley Welcomes Baby Girl
John C. McGinley, best-known nowadays for playing Perry Cox on NBC’s Scrubs, ...is a new father. ...The baby’s name is Billie Grace.

Posted by KenW at 9:20 AM

Monday, February 04, 2008

Baby Names News Roundup

January's Most Popular Baby Names
All right! First day of the month, means it's time to reveal Nymbler's top names for January. Holding your breath yet? Here they are:
Unusual Celebrity Baby Names | Wierd Celebrity Baby Names | Top Celebrity Baby Names
Here's my top list of the wierdest, wildest & wackiest Celebrity Baby Names:
Hindu / Indian Baby Names Glossary
Here is a glossary of Sanskrit-based Indian baby names. Click on the appropriate initial letter in the index box below to view the list of names and their meanings.
Big Thoughts About Little Drawings: Baby Names
Eventually, the kid will grow into the name and make it his or her own. Hopefully. But in the meantime, it's astounding how many times you're gonna say/yell/screech that name yourself. So make it a good one.
Unusual Real Names - Delazon, Person, Rensselear, Spark, Zell
A new batch of unusual political names:
Most Popular Baby Names In Saskatchewan In 2007
For the sixth year in a row, Ethan was the most popular name for baby boys born in Saskatchewan. Ava was the most popular girl's name for the last two years, trading the top spots with the names Madison and Emma.
Celebrities' popularity shows up in baby names
Sometimes, all it takes is one person to ruin a name.
Fine news
I am ecstatic to announce a new Happy Mutant on the scene: Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow. Hatched at home, in a pool, this morning, in London, weighing 9 lbs and 6 oz. All bits correct and accounted for. Already stolen the hearts of all who see her.
Bad Baby Name Blog
...if you'd like to try your hand at choosing a bad baby name (without actually inflicting psychological damage on a child), you can test your skills with Assignment 1: Your Bad Baby Name.
Poll Results - Coolest Classic Actress name is Audrey
A total of 519 people voted in January's coolest classic actress name poll. Here are the results:
"You're called what?"
The top ten are fairly normal even if I'm not a big fan of some of them. But there are also the oddballs.
Most popular baby names: Aiden, Jayden, Hayden, Brayden, Jaden
In the top 1000 baby names for 2006 there are twelve name variations based on Aiden: Jayden, Hayden, Brayden, Jaden, Caden, Kaden, Ayden, Braden, Cayden, Kaiden, Caiden, Jaydon. [interesting graph]
Baby Boy For E.R.'s Julianna Margulies
Former E.R. star Julianna Margulies, who won an Emmy for her role as Nurse Carol Hathaway, gave birth to her first child, a boy, on January 31. ...His name is Kieran Lindsay - mixing Irish, British, and Scottish heritages all in one package.

Posted by KenW at 7:22 AM
Edited on: Monday, February 04, 2008 7:24 AM