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There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a baby name. My parents, for instance, did enjoy the work of Carly Simon before choosing mine, and I have a relatively normal name. It could be a fandom thing, such as with the babies named Anakin or the children named after Game of Thrones characters.
Most people want the best for their kids, but this, I don’t know.
On Monday afternoon, I was minding my own business when I was punched in the face by a tweet from Good Morning America. The top baby names of 2015 had been announced, I read, and they were just the dumbest.
So you’ve had a child. You’ve named her and sent her out into the world. A few years later, she hits a snag you never anticipated: maybe her name rhymes with “dick,” or it means something unfortunate in another language. Either way, she’s catching hell for the moniker you once so lovingly bestowed. Now what?
Aw, Chief Keef is reportedly using his newborn son as a promo tool. Sweetest move ever?
Sadman, Ruckus and Princecharles are among the most popular “weird” names that adult parents have chosen to give their unsuspecting babies in 2014.
The Social Security Administration released its annual list of the most popular baby names in America. Emma and Noah topped the list, and Olivia and and Liam came in second. The most popular girls names of the last five years, Sophia and Isabella, lost some ground and came third and fourth on the list. Here’s the full…
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.
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.
Has Blake Lively opted to assign her firstborn the very same name as Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's daughter? Scandal! Drama! Family feud!
Reign Aston joins Mason Dash and Penelope Scotland, making a trio of kids that sound like characters from a British spy thriller novel.
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?
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…
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.
The 2013 US Top Baby Names are out and the results include an upset on the boys' side, while girls name exhibit little change.
America. What are you doing.
There are about a zillion four-year-olds named Emma in France right now.
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…
Here's what's happening on the baby names front: Fantasy fiction is taking over.