Sunday, June 23, 2013

Useable Anagram Names for Twins

These days, a lot of people want their twins names to have some sort of connection. Anagram names are a good way to do that. Not every anagram set is a good one though. Heaven and Nevaeh are too matchy, but Blair and Libra aren't the same style. Or you love Nora, but hate the spelling Aron. I have compiled a list of the best anagram names for twins, based mostly off of style. Are there any others you like?

Abe and Bea
Adeline and Delanie
Adelina and Daniela
Aileen and Elaine
Alice and Celia
Alan and Lana
Allen and Nella
Allie and Leila
Ally and Lyla
Anders and Sander
Anja and Jana
Ari and Ira
Arlo and Lora
Arlo and Orla
Arnold and Ronald
Axel and Lexa
Bellamy and Maybell
Blake and Kaleb
Byron and Robyn
Carlie and Claire
Carmela and Marcela
Caroline and Cornelia
Chaz and Zach
Clay and Lacy
Dean and Edna
Diana and Nadia
Dianne and Nadine
Dolly and Lloyd
Dot and Tod
Elin and Leni
Eliott and Lottie
Ellen and Nelle
Elmer and Merle
Elodia and Odelia
Erika and Kiera
Ernie and Irene
Forest and Foster
Hale and Leah
Iris and Siri
Jonas and Sonja
Liam and Mila
Lileas and Sallie
Lissa and Silas
Leonie and Noelie
Lorna and Rolan
Marisa and Samira
Maxine and Ximena
Orlando and Ronaldo

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Nicknames for Dorothy

 Editor's Note: This post was significantly updated on April 11, 2016. To view the updated post, click here.

Dorothy is becoming more and more popular as a name. Here are some nickname options for her.

Dodie
Doe
Dolly
Dora
Dortha
Dot
Dottie
Tea
Thea
Tottie

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Full Names for Bo

While I prefer Bo on its own (for either gender), many want a name with more substance. Here are some full names for Bo, for both boys and girls.

Girls:
Boheme
Bohemia
Bolivia
Bonita
Bora

Boys:
Boaz
Boden
Bodhi
Bogart
Bohdan
Bolan
Bolivar
Bolton
Boris
Botan
Bowen
Bowie
Boyce
Boyd
Boyer
Bozrah

Full Names for Cece

Cece is a cute nickname on the rise. She has some beautiful longer appellations.

Cecelia
Cecily
Cedar
Celia
Celie
Celinda
Celine
Cerelia
Cerie
Cerise
Charlotte
Sea
Season
Secret
Sedona
Selena
Selima
Serena
Sevilla

Full Names for Addie

Right now, Addie is a very popular nickname. She has many full form options, ranging from over-used to obscure.

Ada
Adair
Adalia
Adalynn
Adamina
Adara
Addison
Adelaide
Adele
Adelia
Adeline
Adelpha
Adina

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Names from Arrested Development

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To celebrate Arrested Development coming back to television, I thought I'd do a post on the names of the characters and actors.

Alia- Alia Shawkat plays Maeby Funke. Alia is currently ranked at 763, and is considered a variation of Aaliyah.
Buster- Buster Bluth's name is more popular for pets than it is human. He is currently not in the top 1000, but peaked in 1909 at 238.
Byron- Buster's full name is Byron Bluth. Byron is currently at the lowest point he's ever been in the top 1000, coming in at 540. He was consistently popular until the 1990s.
David- David Cross plays Tobias Funke. His name has always been extremely popular, and currently sits at 18.
George- George Bluth, the patriarch of the show is played by Jeffrey Tambor. His name has been in a slow decline since the 1940s, and is at its lowest point in history, number 165.
George Michael- Michael Bluth's son goes by both his father and grandfather's names. This double-barrel name has never been in the top 1000, but is probably a pretty popular combination for men of all ages.
Gob- The character Gob got his name from his initials (George Oscar Bluth). Neither this spelling, nor the more popular, biblical Job have ever been in the top 1000.
Jason- Jason Bateman plays main character Michael Bluth. His name was a staple in the 1980s, and currently is ranked at 71.
Jeffrey- The name Jeffrey made an incredible climb in the 1930s and 40s. He jumped more than 900 spots in five years. He's not unheard of today, sitting at 238.
Jessica- Jessica Walter plays Lucille Bluth. Her name was very popular in the 70s and 80s, and currently is at 120.
Lindsay- The self-centered Lindsay Bluth Funke is played by Portia de Rossi. Lindsay was popular throughout the ages, but has had a steady decline, leaving her at 524.
Lucille- Lucille is currently on her way up, coming in at 394. She's a great update on the popular Lucy.
Maeby- The name Maeby was made up by the show's creator. She has never been in the top 1000, but was given to six baby girls in 2006, and eight baby girls in 2011. All years in between there were less than five.
Michael- Michael Bluth is the main character in Arrested Development. His name has been popular forever, and currently is at number 6.
Oscar- Oscar Bluth is George's twin brother, also played by Jeffery Tambor. His name is going down in popularity, and is ranked at 177.
Portia- Portia dropped of the top 1000 in 1991, and hasn't been back since. She's a beautiful Shakespearean name, but Lindsay actress Portia de Rossi was born Amanda and called Mandy.
Tobias- Tobias Funke is arguably the strangest character on Arrested Development. His name is currently going up in popularity, coming in at 516.
Tony- Tony Hale plays Byron "Buster" Bluth. His name is a nickname for Anthony, and stand-alone it is way down in popularity, at 409.
Will- Will Arnett plays biggest brother Gob Bluth. His name is commonly seen as a nickname for William, but by itself it has been declining, ranked at 666.

Full Names for Nora

Nora is a great stand-alone name, but here are some options if you want something else for the birth certificate

Eleanor
Eleanora
Eleonora
Honor
Honora
Norabel
Nordica
Noreen
Noreena
Norita
Norma
Norris

Full Names for Carrie

Planning on calling your daughter by the sweet, simple name Carrie (or Kerry, Cary, Carri, etc.)? Here are some full names to put on the birth certificate

Cara
Carbry
Carina
Carissa
Carol
Caroline
Carolina
Carys
Karen

Nicknames for Cornelia

Cornelia is an adorable vintage name with a lot of sass. She also comes with a lot of great nicknames.

Carna
Cece
Celia
Connie
Cora
Cory
Lee
Lia
Nelia
Nell
Nella
Nellie
Nia
Orla