Names

Parents tend to want their child to have a unique, memorable, or meaningful name. Whether it’s an old family name, a beautiful one borrowed from nature, or a rare name with a distinctive...
What do expectant moms and dads fight about most? According to Babycenter, a parental information site, baby-naming is a major sore point, with 50% of parents disagreeing about their future child’s...
“What’s in a name?” asked Juliet rhetorically in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” She had a point – though...
Choosing the perfect baby name can be fun, but it can also be stressful. Parents may draw on many influences, from pop culture to family history. In some cases, they choose to name their child after...
“What’s in a name?” asked Juliet rhetorically in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” She had a point – though...
Gender-neutral names have become increasingly popular. Some parents don’t want to pigeonhole their children and some just like particular names – and America has always been creative when it...
Many new parents love nature and name their babies accordingly. Wildlife-inspired baby names are in style and an enchanted way to celebrate the beautiful outdoors. 24/7 Tempo reviewed the newborn...
Have you ever wondered why your parents picked your name and why you are not, say, Lucifer? Deciding on a child’s name is usually a negotiation process, often ending in a compromise. Cultural...
Many parents aim to give their child a name that will set them apart from the thousands of Johns and Jennifers in their classrooms and on their playgrounds. But they also don’t want a name so...
Naming a baby is one of the most fraught decisions a couple makes. Should they go with a traditional moniker or a distinct one to separate their child from everyone else? In the past, parents tended...
“Nomen est omen” is a Latin expression that means your name is a sign…or even your destiny. If that is so, then 24/7 Tempo’s list of the most popular boy names unique to every state will...
“What’s in a name?” asks Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet.” 24/7 Tempo doesn’t have an answer to the question posed in Shakespeare’s play, but we did find some unusual names that are...
When it comes to baby boy names, Liam can’t be beat. It has taken the top spot on the list of most popular choices for the past four years, and has been in the top 20 since 2011. (Overall, these...
Names, like fashion, change with the times, which explains why ever-shifting social trends and popular culture greatly influence the monikers parents give their children. So it’s not surprising...
Names wax and wane in popularity and it isn’t always obvious why. Sometimes they suffer from negative associations with unpopular people or unfortunate events — but they might also just come...