Posted by Michelle Horton
If you check the annual Top Baby Name list as a general What Not To Name My Baby reference — as many modern parents do — then this is the list for you.
You’re looking for a baby name that’s cool and usable, but you’d prefer if your child wasn’t one of many Jessicas/Michaels/Sophias in school — destined to be identified with a last initial. You moan and groan when your favorite formerly unique names (Henry, Penelope, Oliver) creep up into the “popular” zone, and you take your naming seriously.
And so I give you some of the coolest baby names that haven’t hit the Top 1,000…yet:
Posted by Andrea Howe
Spring has truly arrived, and the April showers have brought plenty of May flowers. The emergence of the sun and warm weather isn’t the only reason we have to celebrate though! This week my son turned 6 years old, and so in honor of my May baby, who is no longer a baby really, I thought I’d share some fun facts about babies born in May. From fellow famous May babies, to birth month flowers, here’s some pretty interesting and cool facts about those born in May.
Posted by Emily Elling
When I was pregnant with baby Paul, his name in utero was Quatro. He was our fourth child, and just like his siblings, we didn’t nail down a proper name for him until the very end of the pregnancy. Calling the baby “the baby” while he was in my tummy felt informal, so Quatro he was called.
We decided on his proper and real name, Paul Richard, around week 39 of my pregnancy. He’s named after my father-in-law (Richard) and grandfather (Paul), and it fits him perfectly.
But since birth, Paul’s racked up quite a laundry list of silly, ridiculous, mostly endearing nicknames. We call him, well, we call him a ton of different names.
A few of my favorite nicknames for baby Paul:
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
It’s no secret I love food. I love to read about it. I love to make it. Best of all, I love to EAT it. Most of our family vacations are centered around food! (Nothing wrong with that!) From books about food to clothes and nursery decor centered around food, little ones can be foodies too! If you are a foodie who is expecting a little one, you will LOVE these baby names. Click through for 35 awesome baby names, all inspired by FOOD!
Posted by Selena Burgess
It’s no secret that there is plenty of strange celebrity baby naming going on. It seems to be the current trend for stars to come up with names that are as obnoxious (so unique!), obscure and bizarre as they can conjure up.
Celebrity rockstars are amongst the most esteemed strange baby namers, to be sure. Which, as it were – isn’t a new thing and it’s all Frank Zappa’s fault. (Arguably.) What do you think? I actually like some of the names on this list, perhaps not all together in how some of them are paired in their never-ending-ness; but a few of them on their own are quite unique and lovely!
Whatever your opinions may be, a chuckle is to be had here. As long as you don’t take things too seriously.