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

Nicknames: Boethius/Boëthius

Someone I know was musing about the name Boethius for a boy, and she was trying to think of nicknames besides Bo. At first I thought it was said “BO-thius,” so Bo seemed like the most natural nickname. I thought perhaps also something like Boze? Then I saw online that Boethius (aka St. Severinus Boethius) was … Continue reading Nicknames: Boethius/Boëthius

Baby name consultant: Baby #4 (boy names the hardest!)

Theresa emailed me about a month ago hoping for help with names for her Baby #4. “We are expecting our fourth this fall (almost out of our first trimester!) and would love love love your expertise with some suggestions. Obviously, we have a lot of time but we really like to name the baby shortly … Continue reading Baby name consultant: Baby #4 (boy names the hardest!)

Baby name consultant: Baby #4, if a boy

Angela and John have three born children already, with these amazing names: Lucia Marina (Italian pronunciation of Lucia) Kolbe Oliver Blaise Campion Baby #4 is due February 4th!! That’s in two days!! And they’re struggling to come up with a boy’s name. Angela writes, “Now we’re expecting #4 on Feb 4 and I’m starting to … Continue reading Baby name consultant: Baby #4, if a boy

Baby name consultant: He likes/she likes

A reader recently asked me for thoughts on how to find compromise names when Mom’s and Dad’s tastes are vastly different. I’ve mentioned before that I have found over and over that the absolute height of baby naming satisfaction for me is when my husband and I hit on that name that we both agree … Continue reading Baby name consultant: He likes/she likes