Baby Names

Finding the perfect baby name is fun but tough. These tips and ideas will help you narrow the list down to just the right name for your little one.

Baby Names Inspired by Book Characters

As an avid reader and a former librarian, there’s nothing I like more than characters in books.

It will come as no surprise that I would have happily named all my children after my literary favorites.

In the end, neither of my girls got their names from a book, but it hasn’t stopped me from making lists of my favorite names for girls and boys from the books I’ve loved both as a child and as an adult.


8 Tips for Choosing a Unique Baby Name (That Worked for Us!)

Naming a baby is a pretty big deal. It is something that our children will take with them everywhere for the rest of their lives, so it better be a good one! Many parents these days really want to come up with a baby name that is truly unique, but it can be a pretty challenging task these days. With the advent of the internet and the sharing of information, a name can go from obscure to popular in the blink of an eye (I’m looking at you, Harper and North). So how can a parent come up with a name that really is unique? Well, here are a few things that helped my husband and I in our search for coming up with unique monikers for our little ones…

8 Tips That Helped Us Come Up With a Unique Baby Name

Expecting Soon? Try These 30 "Green" Baby Names on for Size

March is the month for celebrating all things GREEN! From St. Patrick’s Day to the beginning of Spring, I know I could use some green in my life. If you are expecting a little one, consider giving your baby a name inspired by nature! Here are 30 great eco-friendly names to choose from…

20 Must-See Trendy Baby Names

After have 5 kids, my baby name list has always been quite lengthy. With each child we added some, veto’d some and well, we loved so many! I always went with unique, trendy baby names that were still somewhat classic. I wanted my kids to not have a very popular name. Well, a few years down the road and a few of them have now made it on the popular list. Zoe, McKenzie, Kennadi, Sadie and Grayson are the names that I chose for my fab five. Needless to say, I had 20 left over.

Check out some of my favorite trendy baby names that were always on my list! 

My Top Baby Girl Names That Start with An "E"

Naming babies has never been something has come easily for me and my husband. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we are the most indecisive people on the planet, easily throwing back the “I don’t know, what to do you want for dinner?” comments back and forth for hours, but whatever the issue is, baby naming = agonizing.

We struggled for months to pick names for our first daughter; we didn’t find out what we were having, so we doubled the trouble with picking two names, just in case.

With my second pregnancy, so great was our inner turmoil and indecisiveness in choosing names that we settled only a girl’s name. We hadn’t found out (again) what we were having, so we were actually taking a great risk in only choosing a girl’s name. Our conversation surrounding names went a little something like this:

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