My friend Ariel has to hear, “like The Little Mermaid?” each and every time she introduces herself. If you choose to name your child after an iconic movie character, it’s important to understand that you are subjecting them to a lifetime of answering annoying questions about the origin of their name. With the release of the… More »
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have gone in a new direction with the name of their second child by not naming him after a direction. The couple revealed on Monday that North’s baby brother will be called Saint, which the Guardian reports is a little more common than North: There were 32 Saints born in… More »
Please meet my new baby, Myspace Reynolds. More »
Plus, Sam Smith has dropped the latest James Bond theme song. He’s the third man to sing the theme song in the entire franchise’s history. More »
Well, it’s a little more complicated than that… More »
People have been naming their babies after popular film, television, and pop culture figures for years, but some of those baby name trends are better than others. For example, when everybody started naming their kids “Bella” and “Edward” and “Wolfman McAbs” after Twilight‘s leads, many of us rolled our eyes. But this year, things are awesome: people… More »
The Bounty Parenting Club, which I had no idea existed until just now, released its annual list of the most popular and “extraordinary” baby names of 2013, if by “extraordinary” they mean “destined to get your kid weird looks for the rest of their life.” For example, Tea, Sorel, Pinky, Ream, and Pepsi were popular… More »
Here are a few hints:
It’s one syllable.
It’s a dairy product.
It should not be anyone’s name.
Give up? … More »
I’ve known a few Noelles and Hollys in my day, so the trend of giving your baby a name inspired by the season when it was born—especially a magical season like Christmas—isn’t anything new. And we’ve all heard seasonal names like April, Summer, and Autumn before. (Secret confession: Autumn was my number one, all-time favorite… More »
Parents have long taken inspiration for their child’s name from pop culture. For the last few years, “Twilight”-inspired names like Bella/Isabella and Edward have been huge, as have names borrowed from famous tots like Mason (Kourtney Kardashian’s son). But the names on the rise this year are mostly inspired by characters on the small screen,… More »
I dislike Mitt Romney and his politics as much as the next liberal. But I draw the line at inane knee-jerk reactions to the name of his new adopted grandchild.
See, Ben Romney and his wife Andelynne Romney (above) adopted a newborn baby boy. The 23rd grandchild in the Romney family (not 22nd,… More »
I’ve done a lot of questionable things inside of a Starbucks, usually involving an uncontrollable bout of hanger, but these people really take the cake. (A slice of iced lemon pound cake, that is.) Jennifer James and Mark Dixon of West Haven, Connecticut, are letting Starbucks customers choose their baby name. Dixon works in downtown… More »
Well it’s official: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their baby girl North West, Nori for short. Baby North joins a long line of celebrity babies who have had to live with the ridiculous names their famous parents thought were a good idea. Here’s how the newest member of the Kardashian family stacks up… More »
Choosing a baby name may be one of the hardest things a parent has to do. I’d say it’s harder than potty training — which has become my nemesis right now. Giving your kid a name, whatever name it is, is the one single word your kid is going to hear for the rest of their life. More »
Remember how George Foreman named each of his five sons George? He couldn’t get enough of his own name, I guess. Well, a Brazillian mother of 12 has got him beat by a friggin’ mile. She’s named each of her 15 kids Walter. Like, all of them. Even the girls.
Erotides Brandao promised… More »
Oh, you were thinking of naming your son “Anal,” and you live in New Zealand? Too bad! The country’s Internal Affairs department vetoed the name, along with 76 others, claming they were inappropriate, bizarre or offensive. A sampling of some of the verboten names?
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You can thank “Girls” for this: according to some new baby name study from baby-naming experts Nameberry, Marnie is the
top hot new baby name of 2013. Why people would want their kid to share a name with a whiny, self-absorbed, terrible-singing character on an HBO show is beyond me, but there you go. One… More »
Well dammit. My number one boy name has cracked the top 10 baby names of the year. Guess I will have to come up with a new name for my imaginary son. Find out if your favorite names made the list… [Newser]
I dare you not to cry while watching this autistic kid’s… More »
So, if the Facebook screenshot above is to be believed, someone decided to name their baby “Hashtag,” in honor of their obsession with Twitter (they’re also having some serious trouble spelling the word “weighs,” but that’s another story for another day). In honor of my constantly shrinking amount of faith in the world, I thought this… More »