Posted by Maria José Ovalle
Whether you hate them or love them — hyphenated names are actually a big deal. People have very strong opinions when it comes to “two first names.”
My name, María José, is Mary Jo in English. It’s not hyphenated, but it is meant to be said together. When I was younger, I did hyphenate it, and actually I’m thinking of going back to it so that people know that THAT’S my name.
The truth is, you can combine or hyphenate any name, but I the trick is to make it flow. So if you do want your child to be called Emma-Rose and not just Emma, the second name should be short and sweet. If you aren’t sure, just practice saying it out loud a few times. If it’s too much effort, then maybe go with a different combination. Some of the more common second names for hyphenated names are: Marie, Ray, Lee, Jo, Jean, Mae, Grace and Paul.
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
It’s a new year, and you’re about to welcome a new baby into the world. This time of year brings hope and fresh starts. Why not give Baby a name that reflects those sentiments? They will always carry with them the feeling of renewal, fresh beginnings, hope, and a new beginning! Set Baby up with a “new” name, and watch them shine all year long.
Posted by Keiko Zoll
With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games starting in Sochi, Russia next month, I thought it would be fun to do a round up of international baby names inspired by the very Winter Olympians themselves. With names of currently competing Olympians from thirty different countries, you’re bound to find plenty of worldly inspiration for a baby name of your own in this Olympic round up!
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Baby name inspiration comes from many places, but one of my favorite places to look is in things that you personally find inspiring. Lovers of literature can look to their favorite book characters and authors. Movie lovers can look to the names of their favorite movie characters, directors or actors. And those who have a passion for music? Well, look no further than the artists and songs you love! I came up with a list of baby names inspired by rock ‘n roll — singers, songs, and bands. Have any you’d like to add to the list?
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
There’s something about the long “E” sound that sounds so sweet, especially when it comes to girly baby names. We all love names that end that way! From Lainey and Hattie to Molly and Avery, there are so many great baby girl names to choose from! With a long “E” ending name myself, (Lacy) I am a little bit biased. My first daughter, Addie, ends that way as well! Click through for 50 sweet-sounding baby names for girls that end with a long “E.”