WeirdBabyNames 

Is My Favorite Baby Name Too Weird?

I've been having a love affair with the name Calypso since I was 16 years old! I love the name, I love the sound, I love the Greek mythology and I love the nickname Caly to go with it. My husband also loves the name, but neither of us are sure if we ...This name may make people think "Day-O," rather than Greek nymph.

Is My Favorite Baby Name Really Off Limits?

My last name is Ritz. My husband and I really like the name London but every time I make a name poll, everyone scoffs at the combination because they say it sounds like a hotel. Would this be something you really think she would be teased about in ...My last name is Ritz. My husband and I really like the name London but every time I make a name poll, everyone scoffs at the combination because they say it sounds like a hotel. Would this be something you really think she would be teased about in life, and would it be so bad?

Can Your Name Seal Your Fate?

Parents obsess over baby name choices, but do those choices really matter? Can the names we give our children really affect their life paths? That question is ostensibly asked by this promotional video for the new film "Freakonomics" (NSFW). Unf...Parents obsess over baby name choices, but do those choices really matter? Can the names we give our children really affect their life paths?

Do We Need New Baby Name Etiquette?

What about the people who choose a name for their child and expect it to be pronounced a certain way, yet it goes against English pronunciation? Then they actually get angry that you aren't smart enough to realize they are using a non-standard pron...

A Peek Into the Name Lady's Inbox

Every day I receive naming questions of all kinds, and I can only answer a small fraction in print. Believe me though, it's "all kinds." Here's an inside peek at some of the more unusual questions and comments from the Name Lady's Inbox. "My dau...

Abcde: A Creative Baby Name?

Someone I know just named her baby girl "Abcde." What do you think of that??? - Julie Someone you know? Not just someone you heard about? I'm just asking because reports of babies named Abcde outpace real Abcde's by a mile. That said, this...

Swedish Parents Fight to Name Son Q

Should parents be allowed to name their kids whatever they please? Image: sxc.hu
If you are a James Bond fan, the name Q may sound familiar. In the Bond movies, Q is the head of the Q Branch, the research and development division of the British S...

Embarassing Names May Lead to a Life of Crime

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz aren't the only celebrity parents who gave into the temptation to name their precious newborn something cute, trendy and unusual. Bronx Mowgli, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, and Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne wi...

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