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

Name pronunciation
Pronouncing Maille
Hi Jennifer! First off, let me just say I love looking at your website. I’ve been coming to your website since I was young just to look at names for fun and I love all the advice you give! I’ve always wondered how to pronounce the name ‘Maille.’ I’ve looked up how to pronounce it and some sites it says it’s pronounced like ‘Molly’ or ‘Mehl-leh’ or ‘May-lee’ or ‘My-lee.’ Is there any certain way you would pronounce this name? More
Pronunciation of Madeline
Hi Jennifer, I have always wondered what the appropriate pronunciation of the name Madeline. I have heard it pronounced Made-line and Made-lynn. Me and my husband really like the name Maddie and are thinking of using the name Madeline (Made-line). Do you think that this name is too outdated or confusing? 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
Somer v. Summer
Hi Jennifer, I’m a big fan of your site! I always check it for celebrity baby gossip and to make a list of my own future baby names. My husband and I just found out that we’re expecting and are overjoyed! More
Crossed Swords
Dear Jennifer, We are expecting our third child next month. We have two boys, Paxton and Zephan. We love unique names and it’s important that they end in “n.” For a boy we love Quillan, which means cub. But the spelling Quillon (not listed on your site) can mean crossing swords or strong. More
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