Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Names for the Nickname Ellie

Eleanor
Eleanora
Elena
Eliza
Elizabeth
Ella
Ellen
Ellis
Ellison
Elsa
Elsie
Elspeth

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Names

Here are some names to get you into the holiday spirit!

Atalya
Christian
Christina
Christine
Christopher
Eira
Eirwyn
Estelle
Holly
Kirsten
Kristen
Nevada
Neve
Neva
Natalia
Natalie
Natasha
Nicholas
Noel
Noelle
Soyala
Star
Stella
Tasha
Yule
Winter

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Anagram Twins Names

Alana and Anala
Alice and Celia
Amy and May
Ani and Ina
Anya and Naya
Arza and Zara
Kia and Kai
Lora and Arlo
Nadia and Aidan
Nora and Aron

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Duggar Baby #20

Did you guys watch the Today Show this morning? The Duggars just announced that they will be having their 20th child in April. I already did a post on what I think they will name the baby. Check it out here.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Palindrome Names

Ada
Aja
Aleela
Ana
Anina
Anna
Anona
Ara
Asa
Ava
Aviva
Aza
Ede
Elle
Emme
Eve
Hannah
Otto
Oro

Do any of you have a palindrome name?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Names

Here are some Halloween related words that could work as names:

Apple
Autumn
Candy
Cat
Hal
Hershey
Jack
Reese
Ruth
Tootsie
York

What are you guys going to be for Halloween this year? (I am going to be Hello Kitty :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Classic Cartoon Character Names

What are your favorite classic cartoons? Would you name your kids after your favorite characters? Here are some classic cartoon character names that may or may not work well for actual children

Girls:

Alexandra
Betty
Daphne
Jane
Josie
Judy
Lucy
Minnie
Olive
Patty
Pebbles
Rosie
Smurfette
Velma
Wilma

Boys:

Bam-Bam
Boo-Boo
Barney
Bugs
Charlie
Donald
Elmer
Felix
Fred
Garfield
George
Jerry
Linus
Mickey
Scooby
Snoopy
Sylvester
Tom
Yogi

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Theory: Friends Names

I have this memory of being in the car when I was about seven years old, and asking my dad what he thought of my best friends name at the time- Sarah. I didn't mind it back then. My dad told me that if a person is your friend, you like their name. When I was little I thought this was a way to determine who was my friend, and who was not, but I have since realized that if you like someone, you generally will learn to like their name. So, what do you guys think? Do you like your friends names? Have you always liked them? Do you hate people you dislike names? (I do :) Tell me what you think.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Our Generations Grandkids

What do you think our grandkids will be named? I am thinking the old lady and old man names that everybody thinks are ugly. Here are a few I think might make it:

Girls:

Betty
Susan
Linda
Pamela
Elizabeth
Mary
Dorothy

Boys:

Paul
John
Leonard
Arnold
Sidney
Bert
Harold

How Often do Your Favorite Names Change?

Baby name lovers, how often do your favorite names change? Mine usually will stay the same for months and months. I know some of you out there change almost every week, while some of you have had the same favorite name forever! Let me know.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Books I Ordered!

Today, I ordered three of the best baby naming books out there. Yes, I'm talking about The Baby Name Bible, Cool Names for Babies, and Beyond Ava and Aiden, all by Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran the baby naming gurus. They are scheduled to come at the end of the week. I'm so excited! I'll tell you guys when they come.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Contest: Funniest Movie Character Name

I have a contest for you guys. You guys are going to vote on the funniest movie character name, bracket style. I made a bracket with the funniest movie character names (in my opinion) from three movies: Napoleon Dynamite, Meet the Parents, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Here's what to do: in a comment, write who you think should win the first round. Check back to keep voting!

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The bracket wont load onto blogger, so I am going to tell you the match ups.

Side One:

1. Lafawnduh
4. Rico

2. Walker and Texas Ranger Bobby
3. Gaylord Focker


Side Two:

1. Ricky Bobby
4. Kip

2. Martha Focker
3. Napoleon Dynamite

In a comment, write your choices!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Prediction: Duggars Next Baby

As some of you might know, I happen to watch the TV show 19 Kids and Counting on a regular basis. In case you are unaware of their strange naming style, all their kids names start with J. They even named one of their daughters Jinger. Now, I hate J names for either gender, but I started to think about what the Duggars would name their next hypothetical child. I have a few guesses that I wanted to share with you guys.

Boys:

Jacob- I am really surprised that they haven't used this one yet. This is my top guess for their next boy.
Jasper
Jeffery
Jeremy
Jerusalem- Out there, but biblical, which they like.
Joel
Jonas/Jonah
Jorge- If they pronounced it JORE-ge.
Jude/Judah
Justice

Girls:

Jade/Jada
Jane
Janelle
Jasmine
Jemma
Jenesis- Genesis, with a J. Biblical, and they have no problem switching G's for J's.
Jenevieve
Jianna
Joselyn
Journey
Julia- My top guess for the girls. It's a classic.
Juliette

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Ann(e) Names

There are many names that begin and end with the sound of Ann(e). Here they are:

Anna
Anne
Anabel
Anastasia
Andrea
Andromeda
Angela
Angelica
Angelina
Angeline
Angelique
Angie
Annabella
Annaleigh
Anneliese
Annette
Annika
Annie
Annily
Annis
Annissa
Anniston
Annemarie
Annona
Annora
Annot
Antoinette
Antonia
Anwen

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ten Years Ago

Today, I was very interested to see what names were popular ten years ago, and how they were similar and different from our top ten today. Turns out, there were a few surprises. Here are the top ten boys and girls names from 2001.

Girls:

Emily
Madison
Hannah
Ashley
Alexis
Sarah
Samantha
Abigail
Elizabeth
Olivia

Boys:

Jacob
Michael
Matthew
Joshua
Christopher
Nicholas
Andrew
Joseph
Daniel
William

I was most surprised that our top two baby names for girls (Isabella and Sophia) did not make the top two. Isabella was 28 and Sophia was 37. Also, Ashley is number 27 today. That seems strange to me, because I consider it very 1990's and have never met an Ashley. For the boys, Nicholas has dropped to number 37. Very surprising was Aiden, who was at 86 in 2001, but a few years later, up to number 1. Jayden was 139. That concludes our Ten Years Ago post for this year.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dog Names

I have a bluetick coonhound named Lucy. I always knew that Lucy was a popular name for dogs, but I wanted to know what the most popular were. Petbabynames.com has the list of the top 50 most popular names for female and male dogs. I will share the top ten of each, and then tell you my favorites.

Girls:
Bella
Daisy
Molly
Lucy
Sadie
Maggie
Bailey
Chloe
Sophie
Lola

Boys:
Max
Charlie
Jack
Buddy
Jake
Tucker
Duke
Toby
Bear
Oscar

My top ten- Girls:
Lucy
Roxy
Missy
Penny
Lady
Stella
Sophie
Lexi
Zoe
Ruby

My top ten- Boys
Oscar
Louie
Buster
Chico
Henry
Rusty
Milo
Murphy
Scout
Bentley

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June

Happy June 1st everyone! Considering today is the first day of June, I have decided to do a post on this month's name.

Right now, June is rated #597 in 2010 births. She isn't that popular, but the trends show she's going up. She peaked around 1926 at number 40 and continued going down until 1986. June means born in June and was named after the Roman goddess Juno. June is very old lady chic, a catergory that seems to be getting more attention lately. If you like June, but want something different, you could use Juno, Juniper, Junie, Junella, Junelle, Junette, Junina, or Junine.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer Names

Summer's almost here! To celebrate, I thought I'd do a post on names for summer babies.

Girls:

Calida
Clara
Iliana
Isla
June
July
Marina
Marisol
Muriel
Phoebe
Rae
Rubyaina
Sandy
Shirley
Sky
Sol
Soleil
Summer
Sunny
Sunshine

Boys:

Albert
Alberto
August
Augustus
Brighton
Cyrus
Fulbright
Julio
Junot
Kai
Leo
Ray
Sol
Stash

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Alternitaves to the Most Popular Names: Opposite Gender

Alternatives to the most popular names for the alternate gender.

Girls to Boys:

Isabella- Isodore, Isaac, Abel, Ozzie
Sophia- Theodore, Soren, Finley
Emma- Edward, Edmund, Emerson
Olivia- Octavio, Otto, Oswald
Ava- Asa, Avery, Ivan, Avan
Emily- Emilio, Emerson, Eddison
Abigail- Abraham, Abe, Gaines
Madison- Magnus, Malichi, Dyson
Chloe- Cory, Cody, Bowie, Bowen
Mia- Miles, Max, Milo

Boys to Girls:

Jacob- Jackie, Jamie, Colby, Jane
Ethan- Ethel, Esther, Edith, Estelle, Enid
Michael- Michaela, Kayla, Kaylee
Jayden- Hayden, Jada, Jade, Jane
William- Wilhelmina, Winifred, Leah
Alexander- Alexandra, Alexandria, Alexia, Alexis, Alexa, Lexi, Lexis, Lexa
Noah- Nora, Nola, Nona
Daniel- Danielle, Darnella, Danica, Dana
Aiden- Audrey, Ada, Adele, Addie, Adelaide, Adeline
Anthony- Toni, Tori, Anastasia, Angelina

Names With the -ara Sound

When you think of names with the -ara sound at the end, your first thought will most likely be Sarah. She was in the top ten, from '78 to '02. Like me, you probably know many Sarahs of all ages. Here are some other less popular -ara sounding names

Ara- This Arabic name is just okay to me.
Cara- I like this name, but it reminds me too much of Jon and Kate plus 8.
Clara- I really like this name. It's very beautiful, and it means bright.
Farrah- I don't like this name at all. It sounds very stuck-up to me.
Kara- Another form of Cara. I don't like this spelling as much.
Tamara- It sounds very 70's to me, probably because she would have the nickname Tammy.
Tara- I don't mind this one. Tara is one of the better ones on this list.
Vara/Vera- I like it pronounced VEAR-uh, but not VARE-uh.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Long Girls Names

Some people love long girls names. Personally, they're not my style, but I thought I'd do a post on them today. They are all at least four sylablles long, even though some look shorter.

Adriana
Alexandra
Alexandria
Amelia
Annabella
Anastasia
Andromeda
Angelina
Arriana
Cecelia
Chrysanthemum
Eleanora
Elizabeth
Esmerelda
Evangeline
Felicity
Gabriella
Gladiola
Isabella
Isodora
Julianna
Liliana
Liviana
Magnolia
Meloria
Natalia
Penelope
Serenity
Theodora
Theodosia
Valentina
Valeria
Victoria
Veronica
Willamina


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Alternitaves to the Most Popular Names

Alternitaves to the most popular names:

Girls:
Isabella- Isobel, Belinda, Isa, Isis, Belle
Sophia- Stella, Fiona, Thea
Emma- Ember, Emerald, Emmy
Olivia- Olive, Liviana, Livi, Livia
Ava- Evelyn, Eva, Eve, Avalyn
Emily, Amelie, Amelia, Amy
Abigail- Allison, Adelaide, Adeline, Addie, Adele
Madison- Madeleine, Addison, Addie
Chloe- Nicole, Zoe, Clover, Claire, Cleo
Mia- Amelia, Leah, Thea, Maia, Maura, Moira

Boys:

Jacob- Jacobson, Cody, Cole
Ethan- Arthur, Heath, Xander
Michael- Mitchel, Micah, Miles
Jayden- Jace, Jay, Jackson, Javan, Jared, Jad
William- Liam, Lee, Leland, Willis, Wiley, Warren
Alexander- Lex, Alexis, Lester, Eric
Noah- Nolan, Neil, Nowe, Norton
Daniel- Dane, Donald, Samuel, Darius
Aiden- Ace, Asher, Ardon, Amos, Ames
Anthony- Andrew, Andy, Terry, Thor

Color Names

Girls:

Aqua
Coral
Ebony
Emerald
Fuchsia
Grey
Hazel
Ivory
Jade
Lavender
Lilac
Mauve
Olive
Rose
Ruby
Scarlet(t)
Turquoise
Violet

Boys:

Auburn
Azure
Blue
Colbalt
Gray
Granite
Slate
Teal
Topaz

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Food Names

I had an interseting idea today. It was to compile a list of names after foods. There are actually a lot more than I thought.

Girls:
Ambrosia
Brie
Brandy
Candy
Coco
Dulce
Ginger
Eclair
(C)Hallah
Honey
Margarita
Olive
Peach
Rosemary
Sage
Sherry
Sugar

Boys:
Bacon
Basil
Chip
Dijon
Frank (furter)
Graham (Cracker)
Jack (Cheese)
Joe (Sloppy)
Napolean
Reuban
Sage
Shepard (Pie)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mamma Mia! The Names From the Movie


As you may or may not know, Mamma Mia! is my favorite movie. It's not because I share a name with the main character (though that's pretty cool), but instead because I love movie musicals. I thought I would analyze the characters and actors names today.

Sophia (Sophie)- A beautiful name of course, but WAY too overused.
Amanda- She is one of my favorite actresses, but her name is too plain. The "man" in there bothers me.
Donna- A good choice for a women that age, but it's personally not my style.
Meryl- I really like this name. It's not too feminine, but very stylish (Meryl Streep is my all time favorite actress).
Sam- Could they have picked more boring names for these men? Sam is so boring.
Pierce- Very interesting. I prefer Pierre, the French version, but I can see Pierce getting popular.
Harry- Again, a boring choice. I am surprised that this name isn't more popular today, considering our country's love for Harry Potter.
Colin: This name is okay. It reminds me of a colon.
Bill- I get why they used this form of William, but I prefer Will or especially Liam.
Stellan: This is a really cool name. I wouldn't use it, but it sounds like stellar, which is completly awesome!
Sky: Eww. I hate this name for a boy. I hate it for a girl too, but especially for a guy.
Dominic: This is an amazing name. It sounds cool and modern, but not flashy.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Look forward to more movie character name analyses!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

1969: The Most Popular Names for Girls

My mother was born in 1969, so today, for Mother's Day, I am going to list the 20 most popular girls name of that year. Here it goes.

Lisa
Michelle
Jennifer (my mom's name. It jumped to number one the next year.)
Kimberly
Melissa
Amy
Angela
Mary
Tammy
Laura
Susan
Julie
Karen
Christine
Kelly
Elizabeth
Tracy
Patricia
Stephanie
Lori

Happy Mother's Day everyone.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Unisex Names: The Ones I Prefer for Boys

Unisex names I prefer for boys: Tyler, Charlie, Brady, Alex, Finley, Jaden, Mason, Nico, Micah, Phoenix, Rowan, Sam, Toby, Tony.

Unisex Names: The Ones I Prefer for Girls

Unisex names I prefer for girls: Harper, Riley, Allison, Morgan, Reese, Devin, Terry, Kit, Reid, Alexis, Avery, Ryan, Casey, Dakota, Dana, Dominique, Drew, Dylan, Emerson, Evan, Hayden, Jess, Kennedy, Kyle, Lane, London, Paris, Peyton, Reagan, Rilo, Sasha, Skylar, Teagan, Taylor, Sidney, Cassidy.
As you can probably tell, I like a lot more unisex names for girls than for boys. I even like names more associated with boys better for girls ex: Ryan, Reid, Evan. That's just my style, I'd be interested to see what you guys think!

Jennifer

My mom's name is Jennifer. Very common for people born around her time, in fact, the year she was born it was number 2, and the next year, number 1. In honor of Mother's Day tomorrow, We are going to take a look at the name Jennifer. Jennifer is an English name. It means fair phantom or white wave. It originates from the beautiful name Guinevere. Jennifer was most popular in the 1970's, as the number one name for baby girls. Right now it is ranked number 120 for babies. That's still relatively popular. All in all, Jennifer is a very beautiful name that was way overused in the past. Happy Mother's Day.

Friday, May 6, 2011

SSA List!!!!

It is a very special time of year for all of us baby name lovers. Yes, you guessed it, it's May- the month when they release the SSA list for the most popular baby names of the previous year. Let me tell you that I am a bit surprised. MY NAME IS NUMBER 2!!! The all caps is out of anger. Why is my name so poular? Add in all the alternate spellings and it's number one. Lovely. This is terrible. Anyways, even though I am genuinely upset about this, I wont let it ruin my excitement of the fact that it is actually here! My favorite names are in the six hundreds-off the list so they are protected. I hope all of you got a chance to see the list. If you didn't, check it out!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cool Names for Boys

Cool Names for Boys: Cillian/Killian, Xavier, Zane, Paxton, Tristan, Magnus, Lyndon, Nolan, Gideon, Ross, Royce, Leland, Ryder, Kane, Reggie, Porter, Dexter, Derek

Fashionable Old Lady Names

Fashionable Old Lady Names: Edith, Elsa, Esther, Betty, Eve, Beatrice, Etta, Pearl, Theodora, Ruth, Iris, Mabel, Martha, Myrtle, Helen, Georgina, Mildred, Imogene, Peggy, Polly, Agnes, Addie, Gertrude, Leona, Murielle, Irene, Angela, Andrea, Donna

Flower Names

Common Flower Names: Lily, Rose, Daisy, Susan (Black-Eyed), Iris, Poppy
Uncommon Flower Names: Petunia, Tulip, Daffodil, Gladiola, Cosmo, Pansy, Orchid, Lotus
Other Flowery Names: Flora