Posted by Lauren Hartmann
I absolutely love when people use last names as first names for their babies. It’s a great way to give your baby a name that is classic yet unique. Even if you were to name your baby “Smith” (which is one of the most common last names there is), it still sounds totally fresh when being used as a first name, but doesn’t venture too far out there in the uniqueness category since it’s still a name people are used to hearing – even if it is only as a last name. I checked out a list of the most common last names in the U.S. (based on census data) and got so many great baby name ideas in the process. In addition, I added a few last names of famous actors, writers and the like to round out my list. Here are 40 of my favorite last names that make great first names!
Posted by Andrea Howe
Our middle child is named Sydney. Not necessarily after the city in Australia, although he does consider himself quite famous knowing that an entire city shares the same name as he. While we named our son after an Uncle, it is neat to know that we could travel half way around the world and find a place with a name so familiar to us. It got me thinking about all the city inspired baby names, and so I searched to see just how many names have been inspired by cities, and it turns out there’s quite a lot. Here’s 40 of my favorite city inspired baby names I found.
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
Looking for a fun name for your baby? Look to classic and popular children’s books for your answer! This list is sure to include childhood favorites as well as popular current releases. Not only will this list give you ideas for your baby’s name, but you can expand on the idea and create a theme for Baby’s nursery or first birthday! Imagine Baby’s delight when they realize their name is in a book featuring their favorite character. How magical! These names will always have a story behind them.
Posted by Emily Elling
I was cleaning out my office this past weekend when I came across a scrap piece of tattered yellow paper that had a list of both boy and girl names written on it.
A column of boy names, and a column of girl names. All neatly printed out in my then 5-year-old daughter’s best penmanship. What I had found was a baby name list she had come up with while I was pregnant with baby Paul.
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
It’s hard to believe that there are fashion icons under the age of 2, but alas, here they are. Some of my favorite bloggers have some pretty cute kids and frequently share their little one’s style with the world. From vintage and modern to hipster and classic, here are the most fashionable babies on the internet…