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Baby name advice from Jennifer Moss, founder & CEO of

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 ]
Daughter’s Name Like Mom
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 ]
Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for creating this site, it is one of my favorite websites and I visit it almost every day! I was just wondering if you could help me find out the origin of my name, Lexington. [ More ]
Hunger Games Name
Dear Jennifer, I’m fifteen and writing a Hunger Games fan fiction. It takes place after the last book and the main character is the daughter of Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen. I named her Willow. I have many reasons for doing this. [ More ]
Name from History
Hi Jennifer, My son’s name is Patton. My husband likes WW2 history and got the name idea from General George S. Patton. Do you know the meaning?  Thanks, Elindsey Dear Elindsey (great unique name!), Patton is an Anglo-Scottish surname.  It comes from Pat–short for Patrick–and the suffix -on which means “little” or “son of.”   So the official meaning would be “Son of Patrick.” Sincerely, Jennifer [ More ]
The Name Hakizimana
Hello Jennifer! My husband and I recently welcomed our son into our family in a nontraditional way.  He is a refugee from Africa, 17 years old.  I am curious about the meaning of his name, Hakizimana.  He is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, although he lived in a refugee camp in Rwanda from 6 months on.  [ More ]
The name Levron
Hi Jennifer! My great-grandmother’s maiden name was Levron and I was wondering if you may have information about it. Could it be French? I know her family has ties with France. Thanks, LAURA Hi Laura, Levron is originally a French surname, which is geographical for a family from Vron, France. [ More ]