Baby Naming Inspiration - Baby Name Blog

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Naming your baby is one of the most joyful and important times that parents spend in preparation for the arrival of their little one. However, it can be very stressful for those that simply just cannot agree on a name. Perhaps there isn't a distinct family name that both parents can agree on. Or maybe this isn't the first, second, or third child in the bunch and the idea bank is nearing empty. Perhaps mom tends to appreciate more contemporary names while dad favors the traditional. There could be numerous reasons why deciding on a single name may be a tedious task. So if you're still on the fence, or need a little bit extra inspiration, here is the list of names to get inspired:
by Casey AndersonPosted on: August 30th, 2017
If you pay any attention to popular culture, you may have noticed that comic books are their related universes are on the rise! The large Comic Con in San Diego was not too long ago, the new Spider-Man: Homecoming has been well received, and of course there are tons of other comic movies on the horizon. I’m a bit of comic nerd myself, so this is great for me! Plus, it’s a whole other world of name inspiration!
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by Casey AndersonPosted on: August 8th, 2017
Nature names aren’t just for hippies anymore! Baby names based off natural things and places in nature are becoming more popular all the time. We all want our baby’s name to be perfect. There are so many other kids out there; we want our child’s name to be unique, but not ridiculed. So we start looking for inspiration everywhere! Something that we think is under used and underappreciated are tree names! Trees are beautiful, required for life on earth and such a large part of every cultural. What better choice of inspiration!
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by Casey AndersonPosted on: August 6th, 2017
As we’ve mentioned before, there are more than 10,000 saints in the Christian faith. With so many names and powerful stories behind them we felt like we could use some more for inspiration. Obviously there is religious significance here, but keep in mind that Christians do not worship the saints. They look up to them, they turn to them for strength and inspiration and in some cases they try to mimic their good and serving lifestyle. ven without sharing their faith you can view the saints in a similar light.
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by Casey AndersonPosted on: August 4th, 2017
Here at nameslist we like the beach. There are oceans and seas all around the world, some cold, some hot…but all unique and beautiful. I’ve never known anyone not to be awed the first time they see the ocean. With it being something so many people love, we thought it might be a good idea to see what kind of wonderful baby names can be inspired by oceans and seas. Here are a few that we came up with. This stands for “son of the sea” and is a name that’s always been relatively popular.This is a name that’s inspired by the sea and still pretty common.
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by Ruth FitzpatrickPosted on: August 2nd, 2017
It was Shakespeare’s tragic heroine, Juliet, who first said, ‘a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’. She was quite right too, though maybe for different reasons that she had thought! The name Rose has been used in America since at least the 19th century, though its popularity dropped dramatically from its heyday in the 1920s when it was regularly in the top 25. Recently, more and more prospective parents are coming back to the name, appreciating its simplicity, prettiness and old-world charm. But it is an iconic name across the world, with dozens (if not hundreds!) of variants to choose from.
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by Ruth FitzpatrickPosted on: July 27th, 2017
Although far from a new phenomenon, occupation names have never been more popular with prospective American parents, with Mason reaching #4 last year for the boys, and Harper coming in at #10 for the girls. Part of their appeal is their slightly androgynous and boisterous free, but they can also be very soft, sensitive and poetic too. Here are a couple of our favorites, from the super-popular to the less well-known: Piper is a prime example of just how fast occupation names have grown in popularity here in the States: in 1999 it first appeared on the SSA database, coming in at #697.
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by Casey AndersonPosted on: July 26th, 2017
If you’re thinking of the best name for your baby, chances are you thinking about their education too. It’s something most parents worry about and some even relocate to be in the neighborhood with the best schools. But, this site isn’t about schools and education, we like to talk about parenting and baby names. But, one of the things we think is most important about education is great teachers. Teachers make a huge impact on a child’s life. Maybe you want to honor teachers or maybe you want your child to grow up to be an incredible teacher.
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by Ruth FitzpatrickPosted on: July 24th, 2017
Blue is the color of serenity and calmness; crystalline seas and clear skies. It’s also a color that can provide plenty of baby name inspiration! Still haven’t picked out a name yet for your soon-to-be-here bundle? Don’t be getting blue! Pick from any one of these blue names instead: Neel – so much cooler, more stream-lined and exotic than the identical sounding Neil, Neel is a Hindi name meaning ‘sapphire blue’. It is a girl’s name, however, given that similarity to Neil we think it could easily be used as a unisex name here in the States.
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by Ruth FitzpatrickPosted on: July 15th, 2017
America loves Irish names right now: Liam, Aiden, Connor, they’ve been some of the biggest breakaway stars of the 21st century. But what about the girls? For some reason we don’t have quite the same appetite for Irish girls’ names… This can be partly put down to some of the frankly perplexing spelling and pronunciation quirks of the Irish language – Dearbhail is pronounced der-vul?! And where would most Americans even start with a name like Caoimhe?! Even still: there are plenty of pretty (and easy to pronounce!) girls’ names available
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by Ruth FitzpatrickPosted on: July 13th, 2017
Place names as given names are so in right now and we’re always on the lookout for a new name and some new inspiration. So fasten your seat belts! We’re traveling around the world to find the best river names. The Mira River in Ecuador and Colombia provides us with our first – and maybe best! – name. As a girl’s name, Mira is a multicultural superstar. It means ‘admirable’ in Latin, ‘peace’ from its Slavic roots, ‘female ruler’ from Arabic, and ‘ocean’ from Sanskrit. It first entered the US top 1000 in 2015, and last year was #546.
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