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Baby name advice from Jennifer Moss, founder & CEO of

Emily too Diminutive?
Hi Jennifer, I’ve seen you advise many times not to name your child something ending in -ie or -y. I really like the name Emily for my daughter, but do you think it would age well? Or should I name her Emmeline and call her Emily for short? [ More ]
The Name Joaquin
Hello, Question… what do you think of when you hear Joaquin? I’m trying to see how this name will work on a Resume when he is older. Hello, Answer… I think of the actor Joaquin Phoenix. I’m not sure how the name will work on a resume, but there may be some people who will not pronounce it correctly throughout your son’s school years. [ More ]
Seasonal Names
Hello Jennifer, I am starting to love month and seasonal names. Right now I like April. Must my daughter be born in April to receive that name or is that tacky? Same with Summer or Autumn, do they need to be born in that season, should I avoid matching birthday with name, or does it even matter? [ More ]
Beige as a Name
Hi Jennifer, I recently met a young lady with the name Beige, and I simply love it! I think it is a great alternative to Paige, and I noticed that it is not in the database! Could you add it? C Lou Dear C Lou, I love adding new names, so yes I have added the name Beige to our database. [ More ]
Native American Names
Jennifer, I’ve always loved the name Dakota. While I’m not yet expecting, it’s at the top of our list for a girl as it’s one of the few names we agree on. Recently, though, someone mentioned to me that it’s a culturally insensitive name due to the Native American tribe and that it would be cruel to use it for a child’s name. [ More ]
Anagram Names
Hi Jennifer, For as long as I remember, I planned on giving all my children names which are anagrams of my name, Adina. I named our first baby boy Aidan. I’m expecting my second baby in January, so I don’t know the sex yet. [ More ]
Jennifer, I just have to say I love your site. My husband and I are really banking on having a girl & I heard the name Eviana (Ev-E-Annah) the other day, but could not find it in your database. I was wondering what the meaning of this name was or if it was just made up? [ More ]