name 

Worst Baby Name Trends of the Decade

Here at Name Lady Central we see names of all stripes, from the common and conservative to the wild and woolly. Most of them, even the woolliest, are chosen with love by well-meaning moms and dads. But a few name trends from the past decade h...

My Friend Named Her Baby After Auto Parts

Someone I know is having a baby boy, and her husband has a family tradition of giving car-related names, like Mercedes and Axel and such. I'm fine with that (it sounds like fun), but the name she wants to give is Jackford. I won't criticize her name ...

Namesake Confusion - Who's a Junior, Anyway?

My brother and his wife just had a baby boy (brother's second son)and named him after my brother which makes him a jr. My question is, is it ok to name your second son jr. and not your first son? - JustAsking If Richard Mark has a son named Ric...

My Surname Doesn't Go With the Names I Like

Someone once told me that I need to keep my new last name in mind when picking baby names -- I shouldn't pick a name that ends with the same sound as my last name. Problem is, my last name is now Urban -- and there are so many names that I love that ...

To Nickname or Not

If you like the shortened version of a name and would probably use that more often than the full version, is it better to just name your child the shortened version? I'm thinking about Lexi, short for Alexa/Alexis, but really prefer using Lexi to the...

Old-Fashioned Baby Names, or Old Ladies?

I love pretty names for our daughter, but also "cute" and old fashioned names. My favorites are Mae, Delia, and Daisy. My husband says that all he can picture when he hears these names is a little old lady. He likes more familiar names like Eliza...

April Fools! Can you Spot the Fake Baby Names?

Hey, did you hear the news? M.I.A., that singer who did the third-trimester cartwheels at the Grammy Awards? She named her baby Ickitt! Isn't that simply unbelievable? Yes. Yes it is. In fact, it's so unbelievable that you shouldn't believe it...

Naming Baby After Dad - Classic or Showy?

My wife and I are considering naming our son after me and calling him EJ for Eric Junior. What is the history of passing down the father's name to his son and is it considered pretentious today? - Dad-to-be Fifty years ago, no one woul...

Beyond St. Patrick - Saint Names, Extreme Edition

Time was, Irish-American saintly baby naming was a piece of cake. Thousands of boys were named after St. Patrick every year, with a special boost each March 17th. Today, though, parents are all on the hunt for something new. Little Aidans now out...

Dad's Favorite Name Doesn't Thrill Mom

My husband and I are expecting our 3rd child, and he wants to use his great-grandmother's name, Cora. When he first suggested it, I liked it, but now I'm having doubts. We've discussed other names, but I don't feel strongly about any of them, and...

Did You Share Your Unborn Baby's Name?

As you may know, Carnie Wilson, former Wilson Philips singer and talk-show-host, is expecting her second child. Carnie, who is in her second trimester, recently revealed the baby girl's name on national televisionl. If all goes as planned, little Luc...

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Name Their Baby!

Well, it's official. After a week of waiting with bated breath, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have finally revealed the name of their new baby. The daughter, who joined Jen and Ben and big sister Violet, is named Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck. H...

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber Name Their Son

Well, folks, we finally have a name. In a world where we have celebrity children named things like Pilot Inspektor and the recent Bronx Mowgli, we all waited with bated breath to see what king Kong actress Naomi Watts would name the newest additio...

Sarah Palin has her next baby's name picked out

Remember the Sarah Palin baby name generator? I suspect Governor Palin has been using it as well. Recently, the potential second-in-command of these United States told People Magazine her plans for her next baby's name, should she have one. Given her...

Sarah Palin has a name for your baby

Are you having a baby but haven't yet figured out what to call the little bundle of joy? (Hey, I understand -- despite having the best names ever, our son Tuolumne Ezra was several days old before he had a name.) Could it be that you just don't think...

FollowUs

Flickr RSS

TheTalkies