Names

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...
Every individual is unique, so why shouldn’t everyone have a unique name? That seems to be the reasoning of today’s parents who want their child’s sobriquet to be one of a kind, or at least one...
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 famous Latin phrase meaning “the name is a sign” — that is a portent of a person’s destiny. If that’s true then you should be careful if you ever have to...
“What’s in a name?” asks Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet.” Actually a name can reveal a lot. Some are patronyms, reflecting the identity of your father or ancestors, or references to a clan or...
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. But in some cases, the desire to name your...
If you were born after 2000, then there’s a good chance your name is — or you know someone whose name is – Emma, Olivia, Michael, or Noah. In the nearly two decades of the 21st century that...
The process of choosing a name for a newborn can be fun. But it can also be stressful. Some parents are lucky to know the name early in the pregnancy or even before, while others take much longer and...
Oftentimes, expecting parents start thinking of a name for their new bundle of joy as soon as they find out a baby is coming. Some people are lucky and can decide on a name right away, while others...
Most parents probably set out to choose the perfect name for their child. Sources of inspiration are endless and range from classic movies and unique names to anything that simply sounds beautiful. ...
People have long named their children after well-known fictional characters, whether from works by renowned writers such as William Shakespeare or Charles Dickens or from recent cult TV shows....