unusual names 

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.

How Can I Avoid Giving My Baby a Name That Will Get Too Trendy?

Dear Name Lady: We have a very common last name, so we don't want to choose a name for our baby girl that is too common. We've ruled out the current top 25 names. But there are a lot of names that we like (e.g., Annabelle and Eva) that are in th...

Avoiding Trendy Baby Names

We're in the process of naming our second boy, and we don't want to end up with a name that will be at the top of the charts in ten years. How can we predict if we're picking the next Aiden or Liam? - Not one of the crowd When it comes to cl...

Sarah Palin Named Daughter Bristol After ESPN (Sort Of)

Sarah Palin recently sat down with Esquire for a controversial interview, during which explained the meaning behind her daughter Bristol's name. "Two meanings in Bristol's name," Palin began. "I worked at the Bristol Inn and Todd grew up in Bristo...

"Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii" is an actual child's name

There has been much discussion here about unusual baby names. From Superman to Metallica, we've covered them all. Today, I bring you yet another one: Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. Other than her parents, I can't believe anyone would think that a ...

New trends in naming, thanks to neighbors and alma mater

I've been impressed before with my hip preschool, where the duplicate names seem to be a leading indicator of future hot baby monikers. I've got a couple of new predictions for you: Lola for girls, and Diego for boys. I've met a whopping three Lolas ...


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