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

Anthony has no Meaning
Hi,
I just wanted to let you know that I saw that the name Anthony, as I tried looking up its meaning on babynames.com, reads “Unknown.” Well I also happen to have a Name That Baby book that lists its meaning. [More]
About Kreatyve Name Spellings
Hi Jennifer, I was wondering your opinion on using names with non-traditional spellings. My name is spelt in a non-traditional way: Karlee instead of Carly. I am almost always called Kaylee or Callie when first meeting people; not to mention I have to spell out my first name or have it spelt wrong every time. [More]
Behind the Name: Somerlyn
Hi Jennifer! I have always been a fan of the name Summer and recently I have came across the name Somerlyn. I was wondering if this is a made up name and/or what it means? Do you think this would be a good girls name? [More]
DWTS Names
Hi Jennifer, I’m a big fan of Dancing With The Stars, and I’ve noticed that some of the
pro’s names aren’t on the site, and I was hoping you could add a few of
them:
– Sharna (Australian)
– Maksim (Ukrainian)
– Keoikantse (South African)
– Artem (Russian)
– Edyta (Polish) Thanks!! [More]
Will the name Gage Age?
Dear Jennifer, My husband and I are considering the name Gage for our son. I like that it is unique but not weird. I also like that it’s short (we have a long last name), easy to spell and pronounce. My only concern is whether or not the name Gage will “age well.” Meaning, how will my son as an adult be perceived in the business world? [More]
Moonyeen
Hi, there – Big fan of the site! I’m wondering if you have any information on the name “Moonyeen?” It was my grandmother’s middle name but I have no idea where it comes from or what it means. Thank you,
Karen Siddiqi Hi Karen, Moonyeen was an unusual name that turned up briefly in the U.S. [More]
Dr. Who Name
Jennifer,
I absolutely love your website! I was watching Dr. Who the other day and one of the characters names was Cathica. I can’t find any information on the name – if it is even a name used before or if it was made up for Dr Who. [More]