Baby name advice from Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com. Have a question for Jennifer? E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
For most of his life my husband has wanted to name a child Jack after his grandfather. However, I’ve rejected it because a) it’s incredible popularity for kids right now and the ubiquity in popular culture is annoying to me and b) there are several Jacks in his family currently living with the same last name. [Read more...]
Long time fan, here! I’ve enjoyed reading your column for years! My husband and I are getting ready to expand our family, and so we are starting to consider names for our future little one. So far, some names I like for a girl have the same vowel sounds as our last name. [Read more...]
I noticed that you were an author, too, in addition to being a baby namer – and so I wanted to ask how you approach naming your characters? Do you have a process you go through? I am currently writing a fantasy novel and am curious! [Read more...]
I’m a soon-to-be first time mom and this whole name thing is overwhelming. My name was rather unique growing up and I’d like to keep with that tradition for my daughter. And I really want to avoid a name that when heard in 20 years screams ‘2016.’ In that light, my partner and I really like the name Luna but from what I can tell it seems that it is becoming quite popular. [Read more...]
I’ve noticed that it’s okay for names to crossover from boys to girls, but not vice versa. Why do you think that is?
I’m not a gender or sociology expert by any means, but I can give my observations from a historical perspective. [Read more...]
My sister is a long time elementary school teacher. She asked her Facebook group of teachers about the most unique student names they’ve encountered throughout the year. Here are the results:BamBam Beauty Im’Unique Tequila Rebel Messiah Abcde (pronounced AB-si-dee)* Sir Highness Christ (female) Elvis (female) Graiggeree (pr. [Read more...]
First of all, I adore your site! I have no children but I have a supreme passion for names. I was watching the new Grease: Live event and was struck by the name Kenickie. I guess when I saw Grease as a child I never really thought about names. [Read more...]
I love Baker as a surname, and it’s also listed on your website as a first name. Is Baker an accepted first name for a boy?
Absolutely Baker can be a first name! Occupational names that were originally surnames have become pretty trendy in the past couple of years, especially for boys. [Read more...]