Baby name advice from Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com. Have a question for Jennifer? E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever since I first saw Hayao Miyazaki’s movie ‘Nausicaå of the Valley of the Wind’, I’ve loved the name of the titular character. Since your website doesn’t have it, I did a brief google search and found that it means ‘burner of ships’, but there wasn’t any citation to a reputable source, so I’m little doubtful on how accurate this. [Read more...]
I have a spelling question for you! My husband and I are planning another child in the near future and would like to honor my stepfather who’s last name is Gibbs. I came across Gibson at one point and thought it was so unique and masculine and would be a good way to honor my him. [Read more...]
I was wondering your opinion on using names with non-traditional spellings. My name is spelled 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 spelled wrong every time. [Read more...]
First, I have to thank you for this amazing site! I’m always on here looking for inspiring baby names. I have read nearly every Q&A so I am familiar with your “rules for baby naming”. One thing I have always wondered about, and have never really seen you talk about (forgive me if you have and I missed it!) is if you have an opinion on the cohesiveness of sibling names. [Read more...]
I have recently met someone who named their daughter “Lillia” (LIL-LIA). Could you add it to your database? Do you know what the meaning of this name is? Thanks!
The name Lillia is a variant of Lily/Lilly/Lilia and means “lily flower.” I have added it as an alternate spelling to our LILIA page. [Read more...]
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.
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. [Read more...]