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

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 ]
Similar Sibling Names
Hello, My boys are 2.5 years apart and we wanted to give them strong Persian names. Our oldest is Darius (Dariush) and our youngest is Darian. I loved their names until recently when people/strangers started commenting on how similar they are, and it’s confusing. [ More ]
On Name Sniping
Hi Jennifer,   My husband and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks and we do not know if we are having a boy or girl.  We have been set on a boy’s name for more than two years, and it is actually my great-grandfather’s name, and I love it. [ More ]
Origin and Meaning of Alyda
Hi Jennifer! I love your site; it’s Internet candy for me!  I have a quick question about my middle name: Alyda.  It’s tough to find name meanings for it and I have no idea what the origin of it is.  I inherited it from my grandmother (whom everyone called Lyda) and I’ve only met one other person who has this name.   [ More ]
Daenerys
Hi Jennifer!   I’ve recently gotten into the show “Game of Thrones” and I have fallen in love with the name Daenerys. I know it’s made up, but I can’t seem to find a meaning of it anywhere! Do you have any ideas? [ More ]