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10.23.17 Some Surprising Surnames to Consider
The surprising derivations of these surnames give them an extra element of appeal.
07.18.17 How to Hide a Problematic Name
Some strategies for using a problematic name you love but hiding it too.
We’ve all heard about parents’ name remorse, but what if it’s the child who doesn’t like his or her name? Here are a few tips on helping them embrace their name.
11.17.16 Why So Few Girl Juniors?
Some of the reasons why so few moms choose to pass their names on to their daughters.
06.24.16 Best Cool, Unusual Saints’ Names
There are so many saints’ names beyond the obvious — here are ten that are both unusual and cool.
Should you use or keep in reserve a name that’s similar to one that you love for another gender?
How the reputations of star athletes can have an influence on names — both pro and con.
01.05.16 Is Name Teasing a Thing of the Past?
Living in today’s diverse name landscape, kids no longer find any name weird.
Names related to Catholic songs of praise — the O Antiphon names — including Rex, Regis, and Roxanne.
07.02.15 Baby Names Backwards and Inside Out
There are many paths to finding an indirect honor name, and here are a few that play around with their letters.
05.25.15 Problematic Baby Names
There are some names that come with a certain amount of cultural baggage. How about these? Usable or not?
04.05.15 Good-Intention Baby Naming
Even if a name doesn’t mean quite what you thought it did — it’s the intention that counts.
03.22.15 How to Name a Large Family
What factors come into play when you have to pick names for multiple children? Guest blogger Kate, speaking from experience, offers her rules of selection.