Confirmed: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Named Their Daughter 'James'

Breaking celebrity baby news: James is definitely the name that will be hand-stitched onto the exquisitely crafted Irish-lace-trimmed throw pillows destined to decorate Blake Lively's daughter's room. » 3/20/15 1:30pm 3/20/15 1:30pm

France Court Won't Let Parents Name Their Kid 'Nutella' 

A baby born in France will not get the chance to be known as a walking and breathing shrine to Nutella, thanks to a judge who ruled babies can't be named after spreads. » 1/25/15 9:45pm 1/25/15 9:45pm

Rumor: Blake Lively Is a Big Baby Name Copycat

Has Blake Lively opted to assign her firstborn the very same name as Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's daughter? Scandal! Drama! Family feud! » 1/06/15 2:00pm 1/06/15 2:00pm

​The Kardashian-Disick Brood Just Got Bigger: Welcome Reign Aston

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Here Are the Most Common Baby Names of 2014 (And Their Fates)

It's December, which means it's time for a flood of looks back at the year that was. Today's edition: the most popular baby names of 2014. Among girls, Sophia takes the top spot; for boys, it's Jackson. Let's do a little scrying, shall we? » 12/02/14 5:15pm 12/02/14 5:15pm

Parents Now Naming Their Babies Based on What Domains Are Available

It's the oldest parenting advice in the book! Right there on page one of What to Expect When You're Expecting: It is never too early to start building your fetus's personal brand. Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Warren Buffett, Jimmy Buffett—America's most successful luminaries all have one thing in common: Their parents… » 8/07/14 11:00am 8/07/14 11:00am

What to Expect When You Give a Child the Woman's Surname

It's no longer radical to keep your name, merge your SO's name with a hyphen, or invent a new surname as a couple, but what is still radical is giving a child a woman's surname (especially when the parents are married). What happened when Molly Caro May gave it a try is pretty telling. » 7/19/14 5:30pm 7/19/14 5:30pm

Noah and Sophia Are the Most Popular Names for Boys and Girls in 2013

The 2013 US Top Baby Names are out and the results include an upset on the boys' side, while girls name exhibit little change. » 5/09/14 5:50pm 5/09/14 5:50pm

Parents Let Redditors Choose Baby's Name, and It's Actually Not Bad

Naming a baby is a crazy amount of pressure. A name is never just a name—it has to be beautiful and strong and fitting. And you have one chance to get it right—well without having to do more legal paperwork. So it's almost understandable that one couple decided to take some of the pressure off and crowdsource a… » 4/21/14 2:30pm 4/21/14 2:30pm

'Panties' And 'Facebook' Make List Of Banned Baby Names

Not every parent is successful in giving their child a name that is both unique and also appropriate to say in polite company. For parents in Sonora, Mexico the process of naming their child is about to get more/less stressful (depending on perspective) now that the state has banned at least 59 one-of-a-kind names… » 2/15/14 5:17pm 2/15/14 5:17pm

Welcome Brooklyn, Naythyn and Adilyn, the First Baby Names of 2014

New year, new babies! And as the clock struck midnight, ringing in 2014, brand new kids with brand new names were born. » 1/02/14 7:50pm 1/02/14 7:50pm

Know a Sophia or a Jayden? Don't Worry, You Will.

Sometimes the universe works in mysterious ways, kind of like how I met so many girls named Jennifer in college. And 18 years from now, a good chunk of incoming university freshmen will be named Sophia and Jayden. Welcome to 2013's top baby names. » 12/31/13 3:40pm 12/31/13 3:40pm

The 'Most Extraordinary Baby Names' 0f 2013 are Totally Effing Bonkers

The Bounty Parenting Club has released its annual list of Most Extraordinary Baby Names, and it it is quite extraordinary indeed. Trends include: common nouns that are not human names, other nouns that have been misspelled, abstract concepts and companies. » 12/26/13 3:00pm 12/26/13 3:00pm

Hark! The 100 most popular baby names of 2013 are in (with a whole month left in the year!) Sophia continues its reign as most popular baby name for girls, while Jackson tops the list for boys. Gone are the days of Michael and Jacob. » 12/03/13 11:40am 12/03/13 11:40am

Hipster Names Are Loping Towards Babies: Hello, Chopstick Macgillicuty

Are you pulling from the normal name tree this birthing season (WTF IS THAT, LAURA?) or are you all about naming your kid Evian Spritzer LeCharlejoix? If the latter is your cup of baby namin' tea, do we have a list for you! » 10/29/13 9:59pm 10/29/13 9:59pm

Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Boys, State-by-State

As a companion to "Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls," the map above shows the most popular names for boys, by state, from 1960 to 2012. Once again, names that are the most popular nationwide for that year are colored, and all data come from the Social Security Administration. One note: For space reasons… » 10/24/13 1:50pm 10/24/13 1:50pm

Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls, State-by-State

There will always be people out there picking weird names for their kids, but when you look at the choices that make their way to the top you'll see that Americans tend to play it safe. The maps above, based on data from the Social Security Administration, show the most popular baby names for girls by state, for… » 10/18/13 8:30am 10/18/13 8:30am