Monday, September 30, 2013

Sue Names

So you want to call your daughter Sukie (or Susie or Sue), but you need a full name. This list right here can help you out. Many of these aren't in style right now, but would still make an original choice for a baby.

Expected:
Susan
Susanna (Susannah)
Susanne

Unique:
Suzetta
Suzette

Unheard of:
Susanka
Susanetta

Friday, September 27, 2013

Animal Names

Animal names have been a recent trend among celebrities. From Busy Phillips' Cricket to Alex O'Laughlin's Lion we have quite a group. Want your own creature? Here is some inspiration.

Bear
Bee
Bird
Birdie
Bunny
Cat
Coyote
Crane
Cricket
Doe
Dove
Drake
Elk
Falcon
Finch
Fox
Hawk
Jack
Jay
Jill
Joey
Kit
Kitty
Lark
Lion
Pike
Raven
Robin
Seal
Sparrow
Swan
Tiger
Wolf
Wren

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Full Names for Max

Max is a darling name, that I think is lovely by himself. However, Max is so popular among little boys right now. If you want your Max to stand out from the crowd, consider one of these interesting full names.

Expected:
Maxim
Maximilian
Maximus
Maxwell

Unique:
Maxen
Maximiliano
Maximo

Unheard of:
Mackenzie
Maddox
Maxime

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bell and Bella Names

Nowadays it seems there a Bella in every classroom. Most of these stem from choices like Gabriella or Isabella. If you want to be more creative, here are choices that start or end with the -bel sound.

Expected:
Annabelle
Annabella
Isabel
Isabella

Unique:
Adabella
Arabella
Bellamy
Bellatrix
Campbell
Jezebel
Maybelle
Mirabelle
Sabella

Unheard of:
Bellachay
Bellezza
Bellona
Zabel

Monday, September 16, 2013

Nicknames for Henry

Henry is a true every-boy. It's easy to imagine him with any style or personality, probably because there are so many Henrys around. If you adore Henry, but want him to stand out from the crowd, consider some of these nicknames.

Expected:
Hank
Harry

Unique:
Hal
Henny

Unheard of:
Enzo
Huck

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Nicknames for Matilda

Matilda is a darling name. She's vintage and spunky, but kind of long. If you love it, but need a super awesome nickname, look no further.

Expected:
Mat
Mattie
Tilda

Unique:
Maude
Tilly

Unheard of:
Tilde
Tildy
Till

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Full Names for Leo

Leo is a cute name that has gotten really popular over the years. He's most popular by himself, but if you want a longer moniker to put on the birth certificate, here are some options.

Expected:
Leon
Leonard
Leonardo
Lionel

Unique:
Aurelio
Emilio
Julio
Leopold
Rogelio

Unheard of:
Leonid
Leonitus

Nicknames for Philippa

Philippa is lovely, quintessentially British name recently discovered by Americans. Her most common nickname is Pippa, which have very strong ties to Pippa Middleton. If you love Philippa, but want a less loaded nickname, here are some options.

Expected:
Pippa
Pippi

Unique:
Phillie
Pip

Unheard of:
Filia
Flip

Nicknames for Henrietta

Yes, Henrietta is a clunky old lady name. But what if you really want to honor Great Aunt Henrietta? (in that case my suggestion is Harriet). Hate Harriet? Then go ahead with Henrietta, and use one of her superb, vintage-sweet nicknames.

Expected:
Etta
Hennie
Henrie

Unique:
Ettie
Hattie
Henna
Nettie

Unheard of:
Hatsy
Hetty
Rika

Full Names for Liv

We can all admit it- Liv is a pretty cute name. Even if you don't want to go the Scandinavian route and stick with Liv (in all her glory) there are some options for you.

Expected:
Livia
Olive
Olivia

Unique:
Livana
Liviana

Unheard of:
Liva
Livingston


Thursday, September 12, 2013

-Ay Names

Many letters of the alphabet (ten to be exact) form names when you put the suffix -ay at the end of them. Most of these names sound dated, and not all are useable, but some of them sound fresh, exciting, and ready for a comeback.

Bay- The most modern of the list. Bay is the right amounts hippie and grounded.
Day- Too wordy for the first spot; she's better suited for the middle.
Fay (Faye, Fae)- A baby Fay would be cute and refreshing.
Gay- Not appropriate for the 21st century, even if it was your grandma's name.
Jay- Jay would sound vintage, fresh, and tough on a baby boy.
Kay (Kaye)- A lovely, underused choice that can honor any K name.
May (Mae)- She's the most popular of the list, but still very sweet.
Nay- She's Persian and means flute. Sounds a bit too negative for English speakers.
Ray (Rae)- This unisex choice would be extra adorable on either gender.
Tay- Better left as a nickname for Taylor

Friday, September 6, 2013

Nicknames for Guadalupe

Guadalupe is a very popular name among Spanish speakers (I know quite a few). This might have something to do with the fact that she has so many nickname possibilities. Listed here are some very common ones, as well as others I thought might work.

Ada
Gigi
Lulu
Lupe
Lupita
Pia

Monday, September 2, 2013

Full Names for Rory

Rory is a very cute nickname, but she doesn't have a lot of long forms. However, most names that start with an Ro work.

Aurora
Roberta
Robin
Romilly
Rosemary
Rowan
Rowena