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

How to Ask Jennifer
I receive hundreds of emails a month asking for name advice. I do love researching names!  However there is a right and a wrong way to ask. So I thought this was worthy of a post: 1. If asking about the meaning of a unique name, first look up alternate spellings of the name in question. [More]
Meaning of the name Chainie
Hi Jennifer, My husband’s cousin’s name is ‘Chainie’. I have never heard of this name before until I met her. As far as I know this is not a nickname and is her actual first name. I could not find it on your website so I was wondering if you could shed some light on her name’s origin and/or meaning. [More]
New Names: Nathana and Veina?
Hello Jennifer, I’ve come up with two new unique girl names. The names are Veina and Nathana. I think I came up with Veina because I was thinking about the name Reigna which is beautiful as well. Nathana is derived from Nathan but has a feminine side to it. [More]
From Grandma
Dear Jennifer, I am a 66 year old grandma.  I have two grandchildren right now, however, my youngest son just got married. Your website provides not only information and fun facts to the expectant parents, but a wonderful resource for me.   [More]
Kreatyve Name Feedback
I wanted to add some input to Jennifer’s request for information on people’s experience with common names that required spelling out. I am an unfortunate victim of just such a name, KATHRYN. I have never liked my name and never felt like it fit me – however the worst part about my name is constantly having to spell it out for people. [More]
A Natural Name
Hi Jennifer, My husband and I have been talking about names ever since we first found out we were expecting our second child. We had decided on Maggie for a girl, and now that we know for certain that we are expecting a daughter, Maggie it is. [More]