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Baby name advice from Jennifer Moss, founder & CEO of BabyNames.com

How to Create a Baby Name
How do I create a baby name?
Hi Jennifer, My partner and I are both creative types — he’s a musician and I’m a visual artist. We didn’t want just any baby name for our daughter, who is due to arrive after the new year! We want to create a baby name, but don’t really know how to go about it. [More]
Name Anderson for a Girl
Andersen for a Girl?

Hi Jennifer, I’ve read your Q&A for years even though this is my first time expecting. We won’t find out what we’re having before the birth so we’ll have to come up with options for each sex and decide on the day! [More]
Themis
What does my name -Themis- mean?
Hi Jennifer, I couldn’t find my name on your list, Themis, I am looking into the meaning and origins of it. Is there an alternate spelling to it? Sincerely, Themis Pierquet Flores Dear Themis, What a beautiful name! I bet you didn’t know this, but you’ve probably seen the “original Themis” all over the place. [More]
Owen Wilson, actor
Same Name As Celebrity?
Hi Jennifer, Our last name is Wilson and we found out we’re having a boy. My husband and I both love the name Owen, but are afraid our son will be teased since Owen Wilson is a famous actor. What do you think? [More]
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What does Malthace mean?
Hi Jennifer! There’s a character in a book I read in school as a kid (The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare) named Malthace, which I’ve always thought was a very interesting name. The book is set in biblical times, specifically during Jesus’ life, and the character is a young Jewish girl. [More]