Baby name consultation: Traditional name with cute nickname for baby no. 6 (boy)!

Ashley and John are expecting their fifth baby on earth (sixth overall) — a boy! This little guy joins big sibs: George Charles Caroline Renée Joseph (in heaven) Augustine David “Gus” Madeline Mae Such a classic, handsome set of names! Ashley writes, “Our girls are each named after their grandmothers and our boys are named … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Traditional name with cute nickname for baby no. 6 (boy)!

Baby name consultation: Baby no. 9 needs a name that’s not generally popular nor Catholic popular (and a few other rules!)

I hope all the dads had a wonderful Father’s Day yesterday!! Kym and her husband are expecting their ninth baby — their fifth girl! She joins big sibs: Alexandra Ruthmarie Cassian William Killian Michael Bennett Jameson Anneliese Francesca Marigold Camillus Miles Jonas Sylvie Regina Aren’t these amazing names?? I’ve actually referenced Kym’s little Sylvie Regina … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Baby no. 9 needs a name that’s not generally popular nor Catholic popular (and a few other rules!)

Baby name consultation: Bold Catholic names okay for Baby no. 2!

Rachel and her husband are expecting their second baby — a little green bean! (=gender unknown) 🌱 He or she joins big brother: Albert Francis (Albie) How cuuute is Albie??!! 😍 Rachel writes, “We always knew we wanted to have an Albert, as he is my husbands favorite saint, I am a nurse and my … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Bold Catholic names okay for Baby no. 2!

Nickname ideas

You all know I live and die by a good nickname. 😀 Nicknames give a person options, and I’m a big fan of options — you can be wild and crazy with your everyday nickname and staid and sophisticated on your resume, wedding invitation, diploma, etc. with your formal given name. Or vice versa! (You … Continue reading Nickname ideas

Bonus (pseudo) consultation, and happy Thanksgiving!

Isn’t this just one of the very best times of the whole year? I love Thanksgiving — it’s the beginning of the holiday season; I get to see family that I don’t usually get to see; we get to eat a lot of really good food; and everyone says really wonderful things about how grateful … Continue reading Bonus (pseudo) consultation, and happy Thanksgiving!

Dominican religious names, etc.

I went to a Lay Dominican Regional Meeting today and had the great pleasure of meeting an awesome Dominican priest named Fr. Bede — Bede! I love it!! I’ve suggested it before as a nickname for Benedict, but I have to say, today I was loving it on his own. I asked him if it … Continue reading Dominican religious names, etc.

Baby name consultant: Baby boy due on St. JP2’s feast day

Julia and her husband are expecting their fourth baby, a boy! Their other children are: Adam Henry IV Clare Therese Frances Gianna (Gianna because, like St. Gianna, Julia’s a pediatrian and mother) I just love their names — solid and classic and with great faith significance. Julia writes, “My husband and I do not have … Continue reading Baby name consultant: Baby boy due on St. JP2’s feast day