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

Feedback on Dexter
Hi Jennifer, I was just browsing through your Q&A and came across the question about the name Dexter being too reminiscent of the serial killer from the TV show. You advise against using the name because it has “bad associations” right now. More
Isla v. Brady for a Girl
Hi Jennifer, I have two daughters, Marley Abigail and Libby Evelyn. My husband and I are currently trying for baby #3 and the great name debate has started again! We have always received great compliments on our daughter’s names; trendy and uncommon without being too weird with classic, old fashioned middle names. More
Elijah too Popular?
Dear Jennifer,   I have always been fascinated by name meanings, and have enjoyed using your site since my early teen years. Back then my favorite name was Aiden, but around 2008 the Aiden-craze hit and I quickly changed my favorite boy name to Elijah.   More
Author Name: Claribel
Hi Jennifer, I just found out that I am expecting and my first reaction was to check out your website. I have a whole collection of names that I have saved in the back of my diaries and I am super excited to finally be able name someone other then my puppies and the characters I develop in my short stories. More
Allelujah
Hi Jennifer, My husband and I are expecting our second child early this November.
We love uncommon Biblical names that represent our deep faith, that don’t sound too weird.
Our first child we named Selah, she is both strong like a rock, but also musical and meditative like in the Psalms. More
What Lies Within
Hi Jennifer! I saw the name Janalyn on another website with unique baby names. I think that it’s a very pretty name, but do you think that it is too trendy? Thanks, Kyleigh Dear Kyleigh, Yes, it sounds like a pretty name, and is definitely a combination of the names Jana and Lyn. More
Grandfather’s Nordic Name
Dear Jennifer, We gave our eldest son the middle name ANUND (pronounced On-nund).  It was the middle name of my paternal grandfather.  My maiden name/his surname was HYNE.  I grew up in a small town in central Wisconsin (Fox Lake), he grew up just down the road in Beaver Dam, WI.  More
Somer v. Summer
Hi Jennifer, I’m a big fan of your site! I always check it for celebrity baby gossip and to make a list of my own future baby names. My husband and I just found out that we’re expecting and are overjoyed! More
First and Middle: Same Meaning
Hello, I have always liked the name Joshua for a son. In my family, we have a tradition of using the middle name Salvatore. My dilemma is Joshua means “God is salvation” and Salvatore means “savior.” Would it be silly to use this combination? More
Daughter’s Name Like Mom
Jennifer,
 
Me and my husband are expecting twins this July and we do not know the sex of the babies. For boys we like Liam and Jackson. For girls we like Chloe and Mckenley (Kenley for short). My name starts with Mck and I thought it would be neat if I carried on the tradition. More